Merit Based Awards - Application Required

The following bursary and scholarships require students to submit applications directly to the Academic Program Coordinator in the Department of Earth Sciences. Please also see the Registrar's website for University-wide awards.

The J.P. Bickell Foundation Mining Scholarship Program

Awarded to full-time undergraduate students in second, third or fourth year (minimum 70% average) enrolled in the geological and geophysical fields, which include earth sciences, environmental geosciences, geological sciences, and civil engineering with a geoenvironmental specialization. Preference will be given to students in earth sciences with an interest in pursuing studies in mining.

Value: Each scholarship is a minimum $2,000 (maximum $5,000) and the number available annually will vary depending on the pool of eligible applicants. At the discretion of the University's selection committee, a portion of the funds may be allocated to meet student costs to defray expenses associated with mining-related field trips.  

How to Apply: Students must submit a brief essay (maximum 250 words) to Academic Program Coordinator – Amy Wickham – describing the courses in which they are enrolled and their interests in mining by January 15 to the Department of Earth Sciences in the Faculty of Science. 

Individuals will be chosen based on their application letter and degree of interest/participation in mining studies and the mining field. A selection committee in Earth Sciences, in consultation with a representative from Engineering, will select the recipient. 

Geophysics Travel Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Awarded to an undergraduate student in the Honors Specialization in Geophysics who is travelling to a scientific conference to present their thesis research. The recipient will be selected by a committee consisting of at least one geophysicist and an ES 4490E undergraduate thesis coordinator. Academic standing is the principal criterion in the selection of successful candidates. 

How to apply: Applicants must submit their accepted conference abstract to the Academic Program Coordinator, Department of Earth Sciences by March 31.

Value: 1 at $1,000 Effective: 2017-2018 academic year 

*Winners will be selected by the Department

Roma Fence Group of Companies Scholarship in Mining and Mineral Exploration

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student entering third year, who is currently registered in an Earth Sciences degree program. Eligible students must have taken courses ES 2200, 2230 and 2250 in the previous year and obtained a minimum 80% average in the courses overall. This scholarship was established by Roma Fence Group.

How to Apply: A one-page statement describing why the applicant wishes to pursue a career in the mining and mineral exploration industry (e.g., mineral exploration, environmental remediation, etc.) must be submitted by September 30 to the Academic Program Coordinator in the Department of Earth Sciences. 

Value: 1 at $1,500 Effective: 2018-2019 to 2019-2020 academic years inclusive 

*The winner will be selected by the department in consultation with Science Academic Counselling in the Fall. 

SIFT CSPG (Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists) Student-Industry Field Trip Award

One award annually of an expense-paid ten day field trip in Alberta. Awarded to a third year student demonstrating strong interest in sedimentary geology.

Contact Guy Plint for more details.