Chris Wilke Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship will be awarded annually to the qualifying applicant(s).

April 15, yearly

Alberta Trappers’ Association
Chris Wilke

Chris Wilke passed away suddenly in 2009 and this scholarship honors his memory. Chris was heavily involved in all aspects related to education and protection of wildlife and greatly assisted the Alberta Trappers' Association by preparing and cleaning animal skulls for the Association to give to children in order to develop their appreciation for the fur resource.

A memorial scholarship fund has now been started to honour this great man and further his legacy to all Albertans.

2014 Winners

Congratulations to Jasmine Boucher and Julie Waine, winners of the 2014 Chris Wilke Memorial Scholarship.
You can read more about Jasmine here... and more about Julie here...

Jasmine Boucher Julie Waine

2013 Winners

Congratulations to Sky Kasinec and Branden Soroka, the winners of the 2013 Chris Wilke Memorial Scholarship.
You can read more about Sky here... and more about Branden here...

Sky Kasinec Branden Soroka

2012 Winner

Congratulations to Jasmine Fontaine, the winner of the 2012 Chris Wilke Memorial Scholarship.
You can read more about Jasmine here...

Jasmine Fontaine

Scholarship Application Form

Chris Wilke Memorial Scholarship Form

Fields of Study

Any course or courses at any college or school of higher learning in the Province of Alberta. Preferences will be given to courses in:
  • Environmental Sciences Forestry
  • Forestry
  • Biology
  • Fields related to Wildlife Management


Available to members of the Alberta Trappers’ Association or immediate family. Consideration will be given to all applicants from a family of active trappers or related background.


The awards are not given necessarily on scholastic standing. Applicants must submit an essay, along with their application, pertaining to their views related to Furbearer Management. 500 – 1,000 words will be sufficient.

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