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Leighton & Betty Brown Conservation Scholarship

The Leighton & Betty Brown Conservation Scholarship was established to honour the former LPRCA employee and his wife and their many years of service at the Marsh. Leighton was employed as Marsh Manager for more than 15 years (1974 -1989) and together with his wife, Betty, made significant contributions to waterfowl management.

Each year, a scholarship is awarded to a watershed student who is graduating from high school and pursuing a degree in an environmental or natural resources field at a post-secondary level. The Lee Brown Marsh Management Committee, in conjunction with the Long Point Region Conservation Authority, has awarded the Leighton and Betty Brown Conservation Scholarship annually since 2007.

Application Submission

Applications for the 2024 Leighton and Betty Brown Conservation Scholarship must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2024.

Download the application form (PDF 303KB)

Submit completed applications

    • By mail to:
      Leighton & Betty Brown Conservation Scholarship
      c/o Long Point Region Conservation Authority 4 Elm St.
      Tillsonburg, ON N4G 0C4
    • by fax to:
    • by email to:

Who is eligible?

Long Point Region watershed residents who are in their final year of high school and registered for full-time study at a Canadian college or university in the fall with an emphasis on conservation, environmental studies, resource management or a related field are eligible to apply.

Applicants must have demonstrated academic achievement and have participated in activities that promote environmental awareness or helped with conservation projects in communities throughout the Long Point Region watershed.

Eligible applicants are students who:

    • Reside within the Long Point Region watershed;
    • Are currently attending their final year of high school;
    • Have maintained a strong academic average;
    • Have a demonstrated record of participation, leadership or volunteerism in promoting conservation and environmental awareness;
    • Are entering first year of full-time, undergraduate study in a Canadian university or college;
    • Continuing education at a post secondary level in a conservation or environmental related course of study. This may include, but not limited to, forestry, biology, geography, geology, fish and wildlife, ecology, environmental engineering; and
    • Are not an employee or immediate family member of employees or directors of the Long Point Region Conservation Authority.