2010 Geoscience BC Scholarship Awards

February 24, 2010 -Geoscience BC is pleased to announce that ten scholarships in the amount of $5000.00(CAD) each will be awarded once again in May 2010. Students registered in a Masters (MSc) or Doctorate (PhD) program in earth science or geoscience, and working on a mineral or oil and gas exploration-related thesis topic in British Columbia are eligible and encouraged to apply. The scholarships will be awarded to students based on their project's technical merit, the ability of the project to attract mineral and oil and gas investment to BC, the student's interest in exploration, and the academic qualifications of the student. Masters students may receive the Geoscience BC scholarship only once during their program. Successful PhD students may reapply for a second year of funding ($5000.00 CAD) provided they have made appropriate progress in their studies. The application deadline is April 15, 2010. Please visit the Outreach section of the Geoscience BC website for further details. Geoscience BC Geoscience BC is an industry-led, industry-focused not-for-profit society. Its mandate includes the collection, interpretation and marketing of geoscience data and expertise to promote investment in resource exploration and development in British Columbia. Geoscience BC is funded through grants from the Provincial Government and works in partnership with industry, academia, government, First Nations and communities to attract mineral and oil & gas investment to BC. www.geosciencebc.com