Student Member Scholarship

Application Guidelines

The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Student Member Scholarships recognize undergraduate students whose volunteer, employment, or personal actions over the past year have enhanced the image of the engineering or geoscience professions. Eight scholarships, valued at $1,500 each, are awarded on the basis of a combination of factors including a student statement (25%), responses to questions about professional characteristics (25%) and advancement of the professions (25%), judges' overall impression of the application (10%), and a reference letter (15%).

Successful candidates will be notified in December 2019. The scholarships will be paid directly to the academic institutions upon confirmation of registration.

Deadline

Completed applications and all supporting documents must be received by 11:59 PM on Monday, October 28, 2019.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must be full-time undergraduate students in the 2019-2020 academic year (co-op students are considered full-time students and are eligible to apply).
  • Applicants must be attending a BC post-secondary institution or must be a BC resident attending a post-secondary institution in Canada outside of BC.

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.

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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Section B: Letter of Reference

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: Resume (15%)

Please attach your resume.
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Section D: Academics

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: Please contact your school to find out how to view and save an unofficial transcript.
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Section E: Student Statement (25%)

Please answer the following questions in as much detail as possible.

How does Engineers and Geoscientists BC benefit the professions of engineering and geoscience? (Please limit your answer to 250 words) *


Please explain in your own words why you decided to study engineering or geoscience, and what impact engineering or geoscience has on society. (Please limit your answer to 250 words) *


Section F: Professional Characteristics (25%)

Please describe how you have exemplified the character traits of a professional over the past years. Examples of professional characteristics include ethics, excellence, and progress. This could also include volunteering, extra-curricular learning, and active involvement within the industry. (Please limit your answer to 500 words) *


Section G: Advancement of the Profession (25%)

Please describe efforts that you have made to advance the public knowledge of the engineering or geoscience professions over previous years. This could include activities such as encouraging others to pursue careers in these fields, working on a publication which educates readers about engineering or geoscience topics, organizing extra-curricular activities within these professions, participating in a professional student organization, and encouraging others to participate in related activities. (Please limit your answer to 500 words) *