Geotechnical Centre

Scholarships and Awards

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the organizations and individuals who have established scholarships and awards specifically for students at the University of Alberta Geotechnical Centre. These scholarships are a testament to industry’s vision and commitment to building the next generation of geotechnical engineers.

Students registered in a master’s program are eligible to hold awards during the first two years of their program and students registered in a doctoral program are eligible to hold awards during years one through five of their program.

Earle Klohn Graduate Scholarship in Geotechnical Engineering

This endowed scholarship was established by Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd. and is awarded to an outstanding student pursuing graduate research in the field of geotechnical engineering specializing in the geotechnical behaviour or the environmental impact of mine tailings. This scholarship is valued at $5,000 and is awarded on the basis of superior academic achievement (equivalent to a grade point average of 3.5/4.0 on the University of Alberta grading scale).

Golder Associates Mine Closure Graduate Scholarship

This scholarship was established by Golder Associates Ltd. and is only given to students registered in a graduate degree program in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering specializing in mine closure who have received an NSERC Scholarship. The value of this scholarship is $10,000.

N.R. Morgenstern Award

To commemorate the 20th anniversary year of the founding of the Geotechnical Society of Edmonton (GSE), the Society established this endowed award in 1968. Valued at $1,500, this award is given annually for the best seminar by a graduate student in the Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering Group or for an excellent defence of a thesis in Geotechnical Engineering or Geotechnique. Part-time students are eligible for this award.

Dave Sego Graduate Award in Innovative Research

Funded by ConeTec Investigations Ltd., Golder Associates Ltd. and proceeds from the ARCSACC Conference and David C. Sego Symposium, this scholarship recognizes an outstanding student conducting innovative and multidisciplinary research that benefits the engineering profession. Preference will be given to those who conduct research in permafrost or oil sands-related engineering. The value of this scholarship is $2,000.

Information for other available scholarships, awards, bursaries and financial aid

Undergraduate scholarships and awards

Graduate scholarships and awards