Frank Baumann Bursary

Application Guidelines

The Foundation is pleased to offer the Frank Baumann Bursary, valued at $2,500, to a deserving BC student enrolled in an engineering or geoscience program who is pursuing studies in the area of geohazards. The recipient will be selected on the basis of financial need, academic standing, community involvement, extracurricular activities, and a student statement.

This bursary is offered in honour of Frank Baumann, P.Eng. Frank was a well-respected professional member and consulted extensively in geotechnical engineering, snow and earth stability, and risk assessment across the province of British Columbia. He was also a teacher, mentor, and exceptional volunteer, freely sharing his time and knowledge with many organizations including Search and Rescue, the UBC Varsity Outdoor Club, and Camp Kawkawa.

The Frank Baumann Bursary was established thanks to generous donations from numerous individuals and organizations.


Applications were accepted until 11:59 PM on Friday, September 30, 2022.


  • Applicants must be an undergraduate student in third year or above in fall 2022, enrolled in an engineering or geoscience program, and pursuing studies in the area of geohazards.
  • Applicants must be a full-time student in the current academic year (co-op students are considered full-time students and are eligible to apply).
  • Applicants must be studying at a BC post-secondary institution.

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.

Previously successful applicants who still qualify under the criteria above are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

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

Title: *
Are you a full-time student in engineering or geoscience/Earth science at a BC post-secondary institution? *
Are you currently a resident of British Columbia? *

Section B: Letter of Reference (5%)

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.

Section C: Academics (15%)

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 institutions: please contact your school to find out how to access your unofficial transcript.

Section D: Community Involvement and Extracurricular Activities (15%)

Please describe the extra-curricular and/or community activities that you have been involved with. This may include volunteering, working on a student publication, leadership roles, fundraising, involvement with a student organization, or any other enriching experience. (Please limit your answer to 250 words) *

Section E: Student Statement (25%)

Please describe your passion for engineering or geoscience as well as the outdoors. Include why you chose to pursue a career in engineering or geoscience and how you hope to impact society. (Please limit your answer to 500 words) *

Section F: Financial Need (40%)

Please describe what financial need motivates you to apply for this scholarship. (Please limit your answer to 500 words) *