Student earns fishery scholarship

NANAIMO - Brianna Bruder received a $2,000 scholarship from Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.

Nanaimo’s Brianna (B.J.) Bruder is one of three recipients of a scholarship from the Freshwater Fisheries Society of B.C.

The society awards up to three scholarships annually, with a value of $2,000.

Scholarships are available to students enrolled in fish culture or fisheries management programs within a recognized post-secondary education institution in British Columbia.

Bruder was selected from a group of 25 applicants based on a variety of criteria including a short essay outlining their career aspirations and how their experiences, interests and education will positively impact B.C.’s freshwater recreational fisheries upon graduation.

Bruder’s essay, titled “Finding my Place,” highlighted how a childhood spent on lakes and rivers, in belly boats, and holding rainbow trout eventually led her to enrol in the Fisheries and Aquaculture program at Vancouver Island University.  Bruder is looking forward to putting her past experiences and enthusiasm to work, not only to help protect the environment for future generations, but also to inspire others to experience the outdoors as she has.

The freshwater fisheries society was created in 2003 as a private, not-for-profit organization and operates conservation fish culture services.

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