Sheri Plewes Scholarship For Women in Engineering

Application Guidelines

The Foundation is pleased to offer the Sheri Plewes Scholarship for Women in Engineering, valued at $2,000, to a woman in full-time undergraduate engineering studies in an accredited engineering program at a British Columbian university. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic standing, interpersonal skills and social awareness, and leadership potential as demonstrated by cooperation and participation with her peers and involvement in extracurricular or community activities.

This scholarship is offered in memory of Sheri Plewes, P.Eng., a civil engineer who advanced her career through positions at the City of Vancouver, TransLink, SNC-Lavalin, and finally Port Metro Vancouver, where she was Vice President, Infrastructure Delivery.  Sheri was a respected member of the engineering community and a leader in the municipal and transportation engineering sectors. She led the delivery of many important land development and transportation projects throughout the Lower Mainland.

In her personal life, Sheri was passionate about her family, community service, and music. She served on the board of the Delta Youth Orchestra for many years.

Deadline

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM on Monday, October 28, 2019.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be a female undergraduate student in third year or above in fall 2019.
  • Applicants must be full-time students in an accredited engineering program at a BC post-secondary institution in the current academic year.
  • Applicants must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

A student is only eligible for one Engineers and Geoscientists BC Foundation scholarship each academic year. If you are successful in more than one Engineers and Geoscientists BC Foundation scholarship competition, you will only receive the award with the highest value.

Previously successful applicants who still qualify under the criteria above are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Important Notes

  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Only applications submitted using this online form will be accepted. Mailed, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted.
  • For assistance with this form, please email the Student Program Coordinator at [email protected] or call 604.430.8035.
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Section A: Applicant Information

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Are you a full-time student in an accredited engineering program at a BC post-secondary institution? *
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Section B: Letter of Reference (10%)

Please provide one letter of reference with your application (relatives may not submit reference letters). Include the name and phone number of your reference below so the adjudicators can contact them if necessary.
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Section C: Academics (20%)

Please provide a copy of all transcripts; this includes transfer credits. The successful applicant may be asked to provide an official copy of transcripts. 
To obtain your unofficial transcript, please use the information below. You may need to save a webpage or document as a PDF before uploading.
  • BCIT: in myBCIT, view your Unofficial Transcript by clicking on “Student Self-Service” in the “Online Self Service” window, then click “Transcript – unofficial and request official” then click “view unofficial transcript”.
  • SFU: view instructions to order an “Unofficial Transcript” on the SFU website.
  • UBC (Vancouver and Okanagan campuses): in SSC, visit the “grades” section.
  • UNBC: view instructions to see your “Unofficial (web) Transcripts” on the UNBC website.
  • UVic: view instructions to obtain an “Administrative Transcript” on the UVic website.
  • Other post-secondary institutions: please contact your school to find out how to access your unofficial transcript.
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Section D: Interpersonal Skills and Social Awareness (25%)

Please describe how you have demonstrated interpersonal skills and social awareness through community involvement and extracurricular activities. (Please limit your answer to 500 words) *

 

Section E: Leadership (25%)

Please describe how you have exemplified the character traits of a leader through community involvement and extracurricular activities. (Please limit your answer to 500 words) *

 

Section F: Student Statement (20%)

Discuss the importance of promotion of women in engineering as well as demonstrate personal promotion of women in engineering through community involvement and extracurricular activities. (Please limit your answer to 500 words) *