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2019 Student Scholarship: Arthur D. Latornell Award of Merit

Dear Members and Friends of the Soil and Water Conservation Society, Ontario Chapter,
Do you know of an aspiring student in conservation? Would they benefit from the assistance and networking opportunity provided by the Arthur D. Latornell Award of Merit?
Please pass along the attached application [pdf] for the 2019 A.D. Latornell Award of Merit to these students. Applications are also available at the  Latornell Conservation Symposium website ( This award was founded and is awarded annually by the Ontario Chapter of SWCS.  The A.D. Latornell Award of Merit Program recognizes and celebrates Art’s commitment and service to our Society and Ontario.  Art was involved in virtually every aspect of resources conservation during his lifetime and was a role model for many beginning a career in conservation. This Award also provides significant publicity for the Chapter and helps promote the mission of the Society.
Students enrolled in college, Bachelor’s or Master’s programs in natural resources sciences and management are eligible.  Ph.D. students are not eligible. There have been award winners from a wide range of disciplines in the past. Consider promoting to worthy students you have hired in the past.
Due date to receive applications is 9 October 2019.
The award winners are announced at the A.D. Latornell Conservation Symposium in Alliston, Tuesday 19 November 2019.  Award winners are provided registration to attend that day to receive their award, as well as $600 and a year’s membership in SWCS.
The Chapter’s A.D. Latornell Award of Merit Program focuses on young people in the field, whom Art took a particular interest in mentoring and developing. If you are interested in setting the future direction for the award or in helping evaluate this year’s applications please contact Award Committee Chair, Chris Duke at
Please help promote the award to make sure those worthy of Art’s legacy are considered.