Call for Applications: Engineers & Geoscientists in the Resource Sector Bursary – Deadline: May 8, 2020

The Engineers and Geoscientists in the Resource Sector (EGIRS) Division of Engineers and Geoscientists BC is pleased to offer TWO $2,000 bursaries in 2020. These bursaries are intended to provide financial assistance to students in an accredited BC post-secondary or post-graduate program related to engineering or geoscience in the resource sector with the goal of advancing the profession in these areas.

Winners of the awards will be provided free membership to the EGIRS Division for 2020. Benefits include: access to Division emails, free attendance for 2020-2021 Division webinar series, and access to Division resources.


  1. Applicants must be enrolled in at least the third year of an undergraduate program, or any year of a postgraduate program at a degree-granting institute of BC.
  2. The applicant’s studies must relate to the practice of engineering and/or geoscience within the resource sector (e.g. forestry, mining, resource extraction, natural hazards) of British Columbia.
  3. The applicant’s studies must prepare them for present or future enrolment for membership with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (i.e. as an EIT, GIT, P.Eng., P.Geo, or licensee).

Applicants to submit (in pdf format):

  1. A cover letter describing the applicant’s area of study and their career goals. The letter should include a contact address, phone number(s) and email address.
  2. Proof of enrollment letter and accompanying list of current courses and program of study.
  3. An original essay, approximately 5 pages long at a maximum of 1.5 line spacing, including figures and diagrams (literature cited section not included in the 5-page limit), on any topic related to engineering and/or geoscience in the resource sector of British Columbia.

Submissions should be emailed to the EGIRS Division Bursary Coordinator, Jenn Sabean, P.Geo., at:

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 8, 2020.

Evaluation of applicants:

  • The applicant must be in a relevant field of study for engineering and/or geoscience in the resource sector (e.g. forestry, mining, resource extraction, natural hazards).
  • The applicant’s career goals must be relevant to the Division mission and objectives.
  • The essay will be evaluated based on the following items:
    • Addressing one or more of the Division mission and/or objectives
    • Report organization, clarity, and quality of references

For additional information regarding the EGIRS Division or the bursary, please visit our website at or contact the Bursary Coordinator at