Foundation Entrance and Transfer Scholarship Applications Open

Posted on May 8, 2019

The Engineers and Geoscientists BC Foundation’s Entrance and Transfer Scholarship applications are now open. Six scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, are available to students entering full-time engineering or geoscience degree programs. One scholarship, valued at $1,000, is available to a student entering an engineering transfer program.

Marie Nikkel, who is completing her first year of engineering at UVic, received the Entrance Scholarship in 2018 after graduating from WJ Mouat in Abbotsford. There, she helped raise over $30,000 for the BC Children’s Cancer Program—just one of her impressive volunteer accomplishments, which contributed to her selection as a scholarship recipient.

Marie just completed her first year of engineering studies at UVic. Next year, she expects to specialize in electrical engineering, where she’ll learn about power and energy systems, renewable energy, and small electronics. Although Marie hasn’t yet selected her career path, she’s excited about her options and may even pursue a master’s degree in Germany.

Marie’s first year of university cost almost $18,000, but the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Foundation Entrance Scholarship helped to offset some of this cost. Marie has been working almost constantly since she was 12 years old, but her savings won’t cover the cost of her education. “It was a huge relief,” Marie says about receiving the news that she received the scholarship last year. “It was like a burden was lifted off my back.”

Do you know an outstanding student like Marie? Encourage them to apply for the Entrance and Transfer scholarships at egbc.ca/scholarships. Applications are due June 30, 2019.

Are you interested in supporting engineering and geoscience students to pursue careers in these professions? Learn more about volunteering with, or donating to, the Foundation at egbc.ca/foundation.

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