Victoria Branch Richard Talbot Award

Application Guidelines

Engineers and Geoscientists BC's Victoria Branch established two scholarships specifically to support third and fourth-year engineering students at the University of Victoria (UVic). Two scholarships, valued at $2,500 each, are awarded on the basis of a combination of factors including academic achievement, community activities, and a student statement.

Your application form and all supporting documents must be submitted electronically to the Talbot Award Selection Committee by the application deadline.


Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on March 10, 2023.


  • Applicants must be enrolled in courses or in a co-op program for the current academic year.
  • Applicants must be full-time UVic engineering students in the current academic year.
  • 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

Degree Program:*

Section B: Letters of Reference (10%)

Provide two reference letters to support your application. The letters must be sent to the Talbot Award Selection Committee directly from the referees to Poman So at [email protected].

Referees should be:

  • A professor or co-op coordinator who knows you and your achievements personally;
  • A co-op employer or a registrant of Engineers and Geoscientists BC (professional engineer or professional geoscientist); or
  • A prominent member of your community if the above are not possible.

Section C: Academics (30%)

Submit transcripts of your post-secondary education. You may submit unofficial transcripts. Winners must provide official transcripts to the Talbot Award Selection Committee before receipt of the award.


Section D: Community Activities (30%)

In 900 words or less, provide a statement that describes, in detail, your involvement in school activities, sports, community service, significant employment, or other enriching experiences. *

Section E: Student Statement (30%)

A second statement gives your reasons of studying engineering. In 500 words or less, explain your views on how engineering impacts society. This is an important selection factor.*