Students on Ice call for applications
Deadline to apply is Nov. 30
Are you between the ages of 14 and 24 and have a passion for learning and the Arctic? If so, Students on Ice is looking for your application.
Students on Ice aims to connect youth from around the world with the Arctic through its annual educational expedition. Next year, the organization marks its 20th anniversary with an expedition through Nunatsiavut.
From July 5 to 20, more than 100 participants will journey through Newfoundland and Labrador, starting in St. John’s and ending in Iqaluit. The trip will stop in Nunatsiavut communities along the way. Places like Fogo Island and the Torngat Mountains National Park Base Camp and Research Station are also on the itinerary.
Youth will participate in land- and ship-based educational activities, learning about topics that range from climate change to youth engagement. It’s a multidisciplinary program, with scientists, elders, artists, dignitaries and historians serving as teachers.
Anyone interested has until Nov. 30 to apply. The application, which is online, requires two references and includes essay questions.
To be eligible, applicants need to be between the ages of 14 and 24 at the time their application is submitted. Applicants also need a passport and other necessary travel documents, or be willing to get them.
Students on Ice looks for youth who have leadership qualities and like to learn, or have the potential to develop these qualities. For example, participants might have a strong academic record or be involved in their community. Participants must also show a desire to make a difference.
Participants should be ready to act as ambassadors for their communities and institutions. Students on Ice accepts applicants and teachers from around the world.
In recent expeditions, 80 per cent of participants were funded to join the expedition through Students on Ice scholarships. The majority of these scholarships are for high school students. Participants can also fundraise to cover the costs of the trip. Students on Ice provides a toolkit to help those who are fundraising.
To learn more and submit an application, visit Students on Ice’s website.