The APEGGA Education Foundation will mark Alberta’s
birthday with the first awards under a new scholarship. This
and other improvements are possible because members are coming
through with more donations than ever before.
Two new scholarships to celebrate Alberta’s 100th birthday
are among the fruits of members’ generosity, as the APEGGA
Education Foundation improves its support for science and engineering
Foundation President Norman Orr, P.Eng., gratefully acknowledges
the overwhelming generosity of APEGGA members and supporters,
and thanks them sincerely for the donations that have made
these increases possible.
“A few years ago we set out to increase our donation base
so we could improve our scholarship program. Members have come
through, the improvements are in the offing, and we couldn’t
be happier,” said Mr. Orr.
On Feb. 10 the APEGGA Education Foundation Board gave approval
in principle to increase its entrance and its transfer scholarships
from $2,000 to $3,000, and to create the new APEGGA Alberta
Centennial Scholarships, which will commemorate Alberta’s
100 years as a province in Confederation.
These latter will be in the amount of $5,000 each, with awards
in the north and the south to start in year 2005. They will
go to one student entering the University of Alberta and one
entering the University of Calgary in recognized programs in
engineering, geology, and geophysics.
Also, undergraduate scholarships in these U of C programs will
be increased to equal in value those at the U of A.
The entrance scholarships are open to students entering engineering,
geology, or geophysics, or other Alberta colleges or universities
offering a transfer program. Twelve such scholarships have
been awarded each year for $2,000 each. These will be increased
Transfer scholarships are open to students in an engineering,
geology, or geophysics technology program or the transfer program
at the University of Lethbridge, who elect to transfer into
second year of approved programs at the U of A or the U of
C. There are eight such scholarships, which will increase from
$2,000 to $3,000.
These increases are in addition to the Millennium Scholarship
increases implemented in 2003. That move added a second Millennium
Scholarship, with provision for up to four more where qualifications
of applicants made it difficult to pick just two winners.
See also, foundation column