Scholarships Offer Strong Foundation to Navigate Your Education

Posted on August 2, 2019

By reducing the financial pressures of rising tuition costs and allowing students to focus their attention on study and extracurricular pursuits, scholarships can provide a strong foundation to ensuring students achieve academic and personal success.

With five courses per semester, University of Victoria third-year electrical and computer engineering student, Robert Lee, knows the struggles students face when balancing a full course load with extracurricular activities.

Many students take up part-time work to cover the associated living and tuition costs, but for some, this also means sacrificing additional study hours or time for hobbies.

When Robert discovered he was the recipient of the 2018 Engineers and Geoscientists BC Student Member Scholarship, a huge weight was lifted off his shoulders.

“This scholarship allowed me to focus more time on the most important part of university: learning,” said Robert Lee.

“I cannot imagine how I could fit a part-time job into my calendar already brimming with academic and extracurricular commitments.”

“By lessening my financial burden, I am able to dedicate more time to pursue my interests and hobbies. I greatly appreciate the financial support it brings to my post-secondary education,” he said.

It’s this passion for learning amongst the next generation of engineers and geoscientists that encourages the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Foundation to keep administering a variety of scholarships and bursaries.

While many scholarships focus solely on academic results, those administered by the Foundation also consider an applicant’s volunteer work, employment history, as well as extracurricular activities.

By valuing the diverse accomplishment of students in addition to academic excellence, these scholarships help ensure the next generation of engineering and geoscience professionals continue to value service and interests.

Do you know an outstanding Student Member like Robert? Why not encourage them to apply for the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Student Member Scholarship. Applications are due October 28, 2019.

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