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.

 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 for the spring competition 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. 

 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.  

Geophysics Travel Scholarship

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. Apply to the Undergraduate Chair by March 31 of each year. Academic standing is the principal criterion in the selection of successful candidates. Value: 1 at $1,000.

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

Roma Fence Group of Companies Scholarship in Mining and Mineral Exploration

Endowed thanks to a generous donation from the Roma Fence Group. Awarded to students entering their third year of study in an Earth Sciences module. Minimum requirements are successful completion of ES 2200A, 2230B and 2250Y in the previous academic year with a minimum average of 80% in those three courses. Value: 1 @ $1,500.

How to apply: The application consists of a one-page essay describing why you wish to pursue a career in the mining and mineral exploration industry (which can include environmental remediation, etc.). Applications are due by September 30 of each year.