Board Steps Up Scholarship Program

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 education.

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 to $3,000.

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 here.

Home | Past PEGGs | PEGG Search | Contact Us