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Looking to return to or re-skill for a career in the environmental sector?

The RBC Foundation Green Skills Scholarship could help you make an impact on environmental challenges. This scholarship awards up to 40 scholarships annually up to $5,000 to students, aged 25+, committed to returning and reskilling within buildings and construction, agriculture and food production, transportation, waste management and recycling, or renewable energy.

About the Scholarship

The RBC Foundation Green Skills Scholarship is for students (aged 25+) returning to school focused on climate solutions.

Application Requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a Canadian citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada; or have proof of status as a Protected Person or Convention Refugee from Immigration and Citizenship Canada (claimants are not eligible).
  • Be an adult learner over the age of 25 who is starting or returning to post-secondary studies to develop innovative solutions to pressing environmental challenges.
  • Must be active in the workforce or seeking employment (must not be retired).
  • Must be entering or enrolled in part-time or full-time studies at the Master’s degree (course-based or research-based), Advanced Diploma, Post-Graduate Diploma, Technical Diploma, or Post-Graduate Certificate levels in an eligible field of study.

Applicants pursuing a course-based or research-based Master's degree must not have completed or graduated or been enrolled in studies leading to a degree or diploma (i.e., Bachelor’s degree, Post-Graduate Diploma) within the past two years.

Study Requirements

Areas of study must be related to one of the following greening sectors:

  • Buildings and construction
  • Agriculture and food production
  • Transportation
  • Waste management and recycling
  • Renewable energy

Award Allocation

Awards are evenly split between recipients and their institutions. The recipients' portion may be used to support students housing, transportation, textbooks or equipment or childcare.

RBC Foundation Green Skills Scholarship

Applications close July 23, 2024 at 1:00pm EST
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