The Buck Suzuki Legacy Bursary

The Buck Suzuki Legacy Bursary is a $1000 bursary granted annually in memory of our namesake, Tatsuro "Buck" Suzuki, a fish harvester and advocate for fish habitat protection. The grant is open to students in oceans, fisheries, food or marine related studies at the undergraduate, graduate, or trades level.
Read about our our 2020 grant recipient, Graham "Jaahljuu" Richard

Applications have closed. 
Application deadline: June 15, 2021


  • Eligible candidates must be enrolled in a marine-related undergraduate, graduate, or trade program in a Canadian institution.
  • Some examples include: marine trades, chef training, shipwright, vessel master, marine biology or ecology, fisheries science, social justice, community health sciences, or natural resource management.
  • Preference will be given to students with family connections to seafood or the marine sectors.

How to apply: 

Please provide a letter or video (max. 3 pages/3 minutes) addressing the following questions:

  • In your opinion, what is the greatest challenge facing our oceans and fisheries today? How will your studies help address these challenges and build a brighter future?
  • Please describe your relationship to the ocean or marine community.
  •      How do you interact with the marine environment?
  •      If applicable detail family employment in the marine sector, and/or any connection to marine industry. 

Supporting documents are encouraged. Please include a letter of reference, transcripts, CV or list of accomplishments including awards, presentations, publications, work experience, public service that you feel would strengthen your application. 

Please submit all bursary application materials to hannah (at) buck suzuki (dot) org by June 15th, 2021.