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Matthias Jakob Memorial Scholarship

Application Guidelines

The Matthias Jakob Memorial Scholarship supports upper-year undergraduate students enrolled in an engineering or geoscience (earth science) program in BC. Matthias had an exemplary career as a Professional Geoscientist with BGC Engineering. His enthusiasm, professional and personal passion, and his positive impact in mentoring students and geoscientists has inspired a scholarship in his name. One scholarship, valued at $5,000, is awarded on the basis of a combination of factors including academic achievement, community activities, a recommendation, student statement, and short video submission.


Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on September 30, 2024


Applicants must be:

  • Students registered in their third year or above in Engineering or Geoscience program in BC
  • 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.

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.
  • Section B, C, D, E, and F are evaluated on weighted percentages
You will not be able to save partial responses on this form. It is recommended that you draft responses to long-answer questions in another program (e.g., Word) and paste into the spaces provided.

Applicants will be required to upload two letters of support from adults who know them well through school, extra-curricular or volunteer activities. The letters should provide concrete examples of how the student has demonstrated some of the character traits above. Reference letters can be from: • a professor or co-op coordinator who knows you and your achievements personally; • a co-op employer or a member of Engineers and Geoscientists BC (Professional Engineer or Professional Geoscientist); or • a prominent member of your community if the above are not possible.
Transcripts are not required to reflect excellence, but if you would like to demonstrate previous struggles with education, and have addressed them within the content of your other responses or supporting material, you may upload unofficial or official transcripts. Winners must provide official transcripts to the Student Program Coordinator before receipt of the award.