2017 Geoscience BC scholarship competition open!

March 13, 2017 - Geoscience BC has opened its annual scholarship program, with up to ten $5,000 awards available for MSc or PhD students working on a BC-based mineral or energy exploration/development thesis.

Geoscience BC will award up to ten scholarships of $5,000 CAD each to qualified students who have registered and started in a Masters (MSc) or Doctorate (PhD) program in earth science or geoscience and are working on a British Columbia-based mineral, oil and gas, coal or geothermal exploration and/or development thesis topic.

Scholarships will be awarded to students based on their project's technical merit, the ability of the project to attract investment to BC, the student's interest in exploration and development and his or her academic qualifications.

Masters students may receive the Geoscience BC scholarship only once during their program. Successful PhD students may apply for a second year of scholarship funding ($5,000 CAD) provided they can demonstrate that they have made significant progress in their studies.

The application deadline for the 2017 scholarship program is May 1, 2017.

Since 2007, Geoscience BC has awarded $435,000 in funding for 87 scholarships for outstanding earth science graduate students.

For more information, please visit our scholarship 2017 pages.