Geoscience BC Scholarship Program 2024: Applications Open; Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Vancouver, BC - March 12, 2024 – Applications for Geoscience BC’s 2024 Scholarship Program are now open, and additional sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Teck Resources Limited (“Teck”) is once again our Gold Sponsor for the Geoscience BC Scholarship Program, which awards $5,000 scholarships to up to ten students who have registered and started in a MSc or PhD program in earth science, geoscience or applied geoscience and are working on British Columbia-focussed geoscience research projects that advance knowledge, inform responsible development, encourage investment or stimulate innovation. This can include studies relating to mineral deposits, mining, natural gas, geothermal energy, water and carbon capture and storage.

Geoscience BC has invested $770,000 in the Scholarship Program since 2007, increasing geoscience literacy and capacity in a new and diverse generation of earth scientists.

Commenting on the 2024 Scholarship Program announcement, Geoscience BC President and CEO Gavin C. Dirom said: “The Geoscience BC Scholarship Program supports post-graduate geoscience students working across British Columbia, and we are very happy and proud to confirm that Teck is once again our Gold Sponsor this year. Sponsoring the Scholarship Program is a unique way to support much-needed geoscience talent development, while also helping to attract investment and boost competitiveness in British Columbia.”

Scholarships will be awarded to students based on the project's technical merit, the student's progress on the project, and work experience and volunteer experience in related activities. MSc students may receive the Geoscience BC scholarship only once during their program. Successful PhD students may apply for a second year of funding provided they can demonstrate that significant progress has been made on their project.

The application deadline for the 2024 scholarship program is Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 5:00 pm PST.


For application information, visit the Scholarship Program page.

View 2024 Scholarship Program Information

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

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To discuss Geoscience BC Scholarship Program sponsorship, contact Virginie Pochard-Linage:


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For more information, please contact:

Richard Truman

Geoscience BC

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