BC Hydro - Engineers and Geoscientists BC Scholarships
With the future of engineering and earth science students in mind, BC Hydro and Engineers and Geoscientists BC have united efforts to offer the BC Hydro–Engineers and Geoscientists BC Scholarships. These scholarships are offered to second year engineering and earth science students and focus on encouraging students to continue with their goal of becoming professional engineers or geoscientists.
A total of 10 scholarships, each valued at $1,500, will be awarded to deserving second-year students studying in accredited engineering programs or in geology, environmental geoscience, or geophysics programs at post-secondary institutions in BC. Students from all engineering and earth science disciplines may apply. Scholarship selection will be based on academic standing, professional or community involvement, a written statement, and the student’s resume.
Successful candidates will be notified in December 2021. The scholarships will be paid directly to the student upon confirmation of registration.
Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on Monday, November 1, 2021.
- Applicants must have completed first year of engineering or Earth science studies by August 31, 2021, and be enrolled in second-year courses for the 2021–2022 academic year.
- Applicants must be full-time students in the current academic year.
- Applicants must be residents of British Columbia.
- Previously successful applicants who still qualify under the criteria above are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
- 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
Section B: Letters of Reference and Overall Presentation (15%)
Please provide two letters of reference with your application (relatives may not submit reference letters). Include the names and phone numbers of your references below so the adjudicators can contact them if necessary.
Section C: Academics (25%)
Please provide an unofficial copy of your transcripts. Successful applicants may be asked to provide 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.
Section D: Student's Resume (15%)
Please attach your resume.
Section E: Community Involvement (12.5%)
Please describe the extracurricular and/or community activities that you have been involved with over the past three years. This may include volunteering, working on a student publication, leadership roles, fundraising, involvement with a student organization or any other enriching experience. Include the duration of the time that you participated in each activity and brief synopsis of the activity. *
Section F: Professional Involvement (12.5%)
Please detail your work experience related to the profession of engineering or geoscience and explain how it has furthered your interest in that profession. *
Section G: Student Statement (20%)
As our province changes with a growing population, there is wide recognition that businesses must operate in a manner that is sustainable over the long term. As a major energy company, BC Hydro enables its customers to adopt energy conservation behaviours and actions as a cornerstone of its business and now measures its success in terms of economic, environmental, and social factors.
Please provide a written statement on one of the following:
(Please limit your answer to 500 words) *
- Describe how sustainability or energy conservation concepts were specifically addressed in an engineering or Earth science project in which you were personally involved; or
- Describe a specific initiative that you believe would improve the sustainability or energy conservation of an existing activity in BC and provide your recommendation on how engineers or geoscientists should be involved in achieving that initiative.