Scholarship Competition

We celebrate the change students are making in the province.

Meet the 2019 Champions of the Environment

Congratulations to six 2019 Divert NS Champion of the Environment Scholarship winners. Learn more about these environmental champions below.

Maria Duynisveld

$5,000 PROVINCIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
REGION: COLCHESTER | EAST HANTS | CUMBERLAND
Pugwash District High School

As a long-time member of her local 4-H Club, Maria participated in numerous environmental projects, including bottle drives, yard sales and beach clean-ups. She also completed a study on endangered species and researched and presented on pesticide alternatives. At school, Maria participated in community litter clean-ups and developed science fair projects related to agriculture and environmental sustainability. Maria has a passion for sustainable agriculture and has worked on her family farm to research and implement various practices that will reduce their environmental impact. She loves to educate consumers about the benefits of local agriculture and sustainability while working at the local farmers’ market.

Finlay Korol-O’Dwwyer

$2,500 REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
REGION: CAPE BRETON
Riverview Rural High School
As a member of the student council’s Environment Group, Finlay organized litter clean-ups around Riverview Rural High. Outside of school, Finlay has also participated in community clean-ups and incorp ...

Sarah Campbell

$2,500 REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
REGION: ANTIGONISH | GUYSBOROUGH | PICTOU COUNTY
Northumberland Regional High School
Sarah’s passion for the environment shines through the hard work she’s done with her school’s Environment Committee. One of her proudest achievements was organizing a mug drive and implementing a Mug2 ...

Logan Oderick

$2,500 REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
REGION: HALIFAX
Sackville High School
Logan has been instrumental in organizing several school greening activities and events at Sackville High, both as a member of Sackville High’s Green Team and as the Green Representative for the Stude ...

Irawati Khedkar

$2,500 REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
REGION: SOUTH SHORE | WEST HANTS
Parkview Education Centre
As a member of her school’s Environmental Club, Irawati helped organize several environmental activities and challenges. These included having a re-usable water bottle day during Earth Week and organi ...

Layla Abboud

$2,500 REGIONAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER
REGION: DIGBY | YARMOUTH
Ecole secondaire de Clare
Layla was a founding member and President of her school’s Environmental Group - Pleines voiles vers un avenir vert. The group began a successful campaign to remove plastic water bottle dispensers from ...