Scholarships

BCLS Foundation Awards & Scholarships

BCLS Foundation Booklet

The Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors and the BCLS Foundation are proud supporters of students studying Geomatics in Canada.

BRITISH COLUMBIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

BC Land Surveyors Foundation Bursary: $2,500
This BC Land Surveyors Foundation Bursary is awarded to a student registered in the Geomatics Engineering Technology program who demonstrates financial need. BCIT selects recipients by mid-February and sends a cheque directly to the student together with details of the organization providing the funds.

BC Land Surveyors Foundation Kenneth K. Wong Memorial Land Surveying Scholarship:  $2,500
This scholarship established in 2015 will be awarded in recognition of academic achievement to a student in the Geomatics Technology Program at BCIT who is enrolled in the second year Field Surveying option. Preference will be given to a student who has an interest in cadastral studies.

BC Land Surveyors Foundation Women in Geomtics Award: $2,500
An annual award established in 2018, this award is to be given to a female student in the Geomatics Engineering Technology program intending to enter the second year of the program. Preference will be given to students who show good character and a strong interest in pursuing a career in land surveying.

BC Land Surveyors Foundation Gerry Andrews Memorial Award:  $2,500
This endowment was established in 1996 and the annual interest provides an award for a student enrolled in the second year of the Geomatics program, based on his/her achievement in first year. The award is presented in November at the annual Scholarship and Awards ceremony.

BC Land Surveyors Foundation Ray Chapman Memorial Award:  $2,500
This endowment was established in 2007 and the annual interest will fund a First Year Achievement Award for a student in the BCIT Geomatics Bachelor of Technology degree program. The award is presented in November at the annual Scholarship and Awards ceremony.

BC Land Surveyors Foundation W.N. Papove Sr. Memorial Award:  $2,500
This endowment was established in 2007 and the annual interest will fund a First Year Achievement Award for a student registered in the BCIT Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma program. The award is presented in November at the annual Scholarship and Awards ceremony.

BC Land Surveyors Foundation G.M. Thomson Citizenship Award: $2,500
This endowment was established in 2013 and is awarded to a student in the Geomatics program. The citizenship criteria mirrors Gordon Thomson’s greatest personal attributes – providing leadership, contributing freely to others, and exceeding reasonable expectations.

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY

BC Land Surveyors Foundation H. R. Goldfinch Memorial Award:  $2,500
In 1997, the BCLS Foundation entered into an agreement with the Victoria Foundation to establish a fund for the H.R. Goldfinch Memorial Award. This is awarded annually to a student entering his/her fourth year of Geomatics Engineering. Eligible recipients must be enrolled in ENGI 579 and ENGO 500 in their final year and have selected a topic dealing with cadastral land studies for the ENGO project. Preference is given to students who completed their secondary schooling in BC. The University of Calgary requires that the funds be sent to them no later than June 30.

BC Land Surveyors Foundation Kenneth K. Wong Memorial Land Surveying Scholarship: $2,500
This scholarship established in 2015 is awarded in recognition of academic achievement to a student enrolled in the undergraduate Geomatics Engineering Program at the University of Calgary, with a major in GIS and Land Tenure. Preference will be given to a student who has an interest in cadastral studies.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK

BC Land Surveyors Foundation UNB Scholarship:  $2,375
This scholarship established in 2007 will be awarded annually to a Fredericton campus student who has completed at least the minimum requirements for the first year of the Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Geodesy and Geomatics) degree program. Preference will be given to students from British Columbia or students who are registered students of the Association of BC Land Surveyors . Selection will be based on academic achievement. This scholarship is also open to transfer students.

Regional Group Scholarship Awards

BC Land Surveyors – Vancouver Island Group and Association of BC Land Surveyors – $1,500 each
These awards are awarded to BCIT Geomatics Engineering Technology students based on a combination of high academic standing, leadership, service and all-round performance in the first year. Additionally, first preference is given to students from Vancouver Island.

BC Land Surveyors – Lower Mainland Group – $750 each
One award is presented to a graduate of the Geomatics diploma program at BCIT.
One award is presented to a graduate of the Geomatics degree program at BCIT.
Additionally, the recipient must be employed by a member of the Lower Mainland group.

BC Land Surveyors – Okanagan-Mainline Group and Association of BC Land Surveyors – $1,500
This award is awarded to a student entering a full time geomatics program at a Canadian College, Technical Institute or University. Additionally, the student must plan to work within the land surveying profession, preferably in BC.
Bursary Information and Application Form

BC Land Surveyors – Kootenay Group and Association of BC Land Surveyors – $1,000
This award is presented to a student entering a full time geomatics program at a Canadian College, Technical Institute or University. Additionally, the student must plan to work within the land surveying profession, preferably in BC and the student must be from the Kootenay region of BC.
Bursary Information and Application Form

Additional Scholarships and Bursaries


Bennett & Associates – $1,000

Two scholarships of $1,000 each for BCIT.  Most Improved Student – selected by the faculty.  One for first year students, and one for second year students.

WSP
University of New Brunswick – Geomatics Degree Program – $2,200

University of Calgary – Geomatics Degree Program (Jim Van Dam Sponsorship) – $2,000

BCIT – WSP and Gulf Canada Limited, David Letkeman & David Utz Memorial Endowment – $1,500

Geo Bedwell Memorial Award
In 1997, an endowment fund was established in remembrance of a formal BCIT Faculty Member, George Bedwell.  The annual interest is used to provide an award for a student in second year of the Geomatics program, based on his/her achievement, service and leadership in first year.

Keith Wagner Memorial Bursary
In 1980, an endowment fund was established in remembrance of Keith Wagner.  The annual interest is used to support a Geomatics Student with the financial cost of school.  The student must complete a bursary and need the financial assistant.

Matson, Peck & Topliss – $1,000

Annual bursary for students at BCIT Geomatics department.  Student must be in the diploma program.  This bursary is in memory of Bob Peck.  This bursary is given to a second year student graduating from a successful first year.  Award is based on academic achievement and leadership qualities

McElhanney Associates Land Surveying Ltd. – $1,000
$1,000 BCIT scholarship
Student must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, enrolled at BCIT in GIS, Geomatics or Civil or Structural Engineering Technology programs.  Student must be entering second or third year studies and achieving a minimum average grade of 75%.  Student must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to the community or in the area of all-round achievement.

McElhanney Associates Land Surveying Ltd. – $2,500
Annual scholarship to the University of Calgary.
This is awarded to a student entering fourth year in the Department of Geomatics Engineering.  The award is based on academic merit.  Preference is given to students who demonstrate an interest in cadastral studies by being enrolled in both ENGO 500 (with a topic in cadastral studies) and ENGO 579.  Demonstrated leadership ability and innovative skills are taken into consideration.