Foundation Awards 2017 Sheri Plewes Scholarship and Frank Bauman Bursary
The APEG Foundation supports BC’s engineering and geoscience future by providing scholarships and bursaries to students enrolled in related studies at BC post-secondary institutions. Thanks to community-minded individuals who generously contribute to the Foundation’s scholarship program, student outreach expands each year.
This year, the Sheri Plewes Scholarship for Women in Engineering, valued at $2,000, was awarded to Julia Lenton. The Frank Baumann Bursary, valued at $1,500, was awarded to Uzair Farooqi. The recipients were selected from among a large pool of high-calibre candidates, and the Foundation congratulates them on their well-earned award.
|Julia Lenton, a fourth-year mechanical engineering student at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan, has volunteered as vice president and executive secretary of UBC’s Okanagan Campus Aero Club, which builds unmanned aerial vehicles. She is passionate about promoting the enrolment, success, and employment of women in engineering—as part of a GoENG Girl event, she introduced girls in grades 6–9 to engineering disciplines through lab tours and hands-on activities. She also volunteered for the university’s Women in Engineering (WiE) “Introduce a Girl to Engineering” event to encourage female high school students to enroll in the Faculty of Applied Science.
|Uzair Farooqi is finishing his third-year in British Columbia Institute of Technology’s new Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering program. Aside from his school work, Uzair volunteers at meetings to provide support and guidance to prospective students by sharing his experiences, knowledge about the program, and study tips. He is passionate about the outdoors and loves to hike, camp, snowboard, bike, and play sports. Uzair is eager to begin his career by working at a mine site to gain hands-on experience. His ultimate career goal is to become a consultant to share his expertise with mining companies.
The APEG Foundation offers scholarships throughout the year for high school graduates and post-secondary students. See which Foundation scholarships are currently accepting applications.