Geoscience BC Scholarship in Applied Geoscience

February 23, 2009-Geoscience BC will be awarding up to ten scholarships in 2009 to students enrolled in Masters or Doctoral earth science or geoscience programs and working on a mineral or oil and gas exploration-related thesis project in British Columbia. The scholarships will be $5,000.00 CAD each and will be payable directly to the student.

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 provided they have made appropriate progress in their studies.

The application deadline is April 30, 2009. Scholarship application requirements are available from our website at For more information, please email

Geoscience BC

Geoscience BC is an industry-led, industry-focused, non-profit organization. Its mandate includes the collection, interpretation and delivery of geoscience data and expertise to promote investment in resource exploration and development in British Columbia. Geoscience BC works in partnership with industry, academia, government, First Nations and communities to attract mineral and oil & gas investment to BC.