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RockEng Undergraduate Scholarship

The RockEng Undergraduate Scholarship Program has been established to support students in achieving their academic goals while promoting diversity in geomechanical engineering. This year, one $5,000 scholarship is available to an undergraduate student pursuing a degree in Geological Engineering or Mining Engineering at a Canadian university during the 2022/2023 academic year. The RockEng Undergraduate Scholarship aims to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion by supporting underrepresented groups, help alleviate financial barriers, and assist students in pursuing their passions.

Selection Criteria

  • Current enrollment in a Canadian University in 2nd to 4th year of Geological or Mining Engineering
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Preference will be given to underrepresented groups

Application Process

All applicants must submit the following information by email to [email protected] by end of the day on September 30, 2022. The scholarship will be awarded during the 2022 fall semester.

1.  Proof of registration in a Canadian University in 2nd to 4th year of Geological or Mining Engineering

2.  Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency

3.  Scanned copy of university transcripts (official copies with school seal may be requested from selected candidates)

4.  A one (1) page (500 word max) essay outlining why you believe you deserve to be chosen to receive this scholarship and how it will support achieving your personal and academic goals. Questions to address in your essay:

  • How do you recognize yourself in an unrepresented group?
  • Can you demonstrate your financial need?
  • What are your personal and academic goals?
  • How do you inspire diversity through community and school involvement?
  • How would you benefit from the scholarship?

5.  Any supporting documents that you feel are appropriate to provide explanations for the essay content. Supporting documents are not to exceed 5 pages in total.

RockEng Graduate Scholarship

The RockEng Graduate Scholarship has been established to support female geomechanics professionals in achieving their academic goals while promoting diversity in Geomechanical Engineering. This year, a $10,000 scholarship is available to a female graduate student pursuing a Master’s or Doctorate degree in Geomechanical Engineering at a Canadian university. The RockEng Graduate Scholarship aims to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion by supporting female graduate students and helping alleviate financial barriers so that they can pursue their passions.

Selection Criteria

  • Registration in or application to a graduate program at a Canadian university
  • Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • This scholarship is intended for individuals who (1) identify as female and (2) are returning to university to pursue a graduate degree in Geomechanical Engineering after completion of an undergraduate degree and some period of professional work.

Application Process 

All applicants must submit the following information by email to [email protected] by end of the day November 30, 2022.

1.  Proof of registration in a graduate program at a Canadian university. Consideration will also be given to proof of application to a Canadian university (in which case the scholarship will be awarded to a successful candidate once proof of registration is available).

2.  Proof of Canadian citizenship or permanent residency

3.  Scanned copy of university transcripts (official copies with school seal may be requested from selected candidates)

4.  A one (1) page (500 word max) summary of research interest/thesis topic

5.  A one (1) page (500 word max) essay outlining why you believe you deserve to be chosen to receive this scholarship and how it will support achieving your personal and academic goals. Questions to address in your essay:

  • Can you demonstrate your financial need?
  • What are your personal and academic goals?
  • How do you inspire diversity through community and school involvement?
  • How would you benefit from the scholarship?

6.  Any supporting documents appropriate to provide explanations for essay content (for example, demonstration of financial need). Supporting documents are not to exceed 5 pages in total.

7.  Optional: Maximum two (2) letters of professional recommendation (from a current or former employer, mentor, or colleague)