Geoscience BC Announces the 2014 Scholarship Winners

July 18, 2014- Geoscience BC is pleased to announce seven recipients of 2014 Geoscience BC Scholarship Awards. The scholarships, valued at $5,000 each, are awarded to post-graduate students working on thesis topics relevant to supporting mineral or oil & gas exploration and development in British Columbia. Since 2007, Geoscience BC has awarded a total of sixty-six scholarships to post-graduate students conducting BC-based earth science.

A scholarship review committee, consisting of volunteer industry and academic representatives, evaluated all applicants on their project's technical merit and its potential to attract investment, as well as the individual's academic qualifications, work experience and career goals.

"The Geoscience BC scholarship allowed me to focus entirely on my research at a critical time because it gave me the financial room to take a semester off teaching last year," said Rameses D'Souza, PhD student at the University of Victoria and second-time scholarship winner. "By renewing my scholarship this year, GBC is giving me the means to further this research and discover new and potentially fruitful avenues of study."

"We are very pleased to award these seven scholarships," said Robin Archdekin, President & CEO of GBC. "Geoscience BC is proud to contribute to the growth of the next generation of geoscientists who will guide the future of resource exploration and development in BC."

Visit the Outreach section of the Geoscience BC website to learn more about the 2014 Scholarship Award winners, or click here to access the web page directly.

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