Scholarship programs

 
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Starting in 2018, Discovery Foundation provided scholarships for students enrolled in technology programs at recognized B.C. educational institutions. Students must be in their penultimate year and the proceeds will go toward their final year tuition. Recipients must have a financial need for the scholarship and identify as a member of one or more under-represented groups in the B.C. tech sector (women, First Nations people, people with documented disabilities, new Canadians/refugees).  A high grade point average is required. Please contact our Communications and Logistics Manager, Christina Schroeder, for more information.

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SFU Scholarship winner

SFU’s Invention to Innovation (I2I) Program graduate, Sarah Morgan

SFU’s Invention to Innovation (I2I) Program graduate, Sarah Morgan

Sarah Morgan, recipient of the Discovery Foundation Award in Innovation, is a graduate student in SFU's Invention to Innovation (i2I) Program.  Sarah Morgan is an entrepreneur with a fresh perspective on Innovation, leveraging her Masters Thesis in LED lighting and Biomimicry and applied commercial manufacturing experience.  Sarah is the CEO of Nano-Lit Technologies, a company focused on lighting for health and well being, using Quantum Dots and Advanced  Manufacturing. Sarah has also lectured in Design for the Space Industry at DJCAD in Scotland where she received an innovative teaching award.

discovery foundation Ocean plastic innovation awards

Partnered with Ocean Wise and The BC Science Fair Foundation, the Discovery Foundation Ocean Plastic Innovation Award is awarded to an outstanding project that could help reduce plastic pollution in the ocean. The project would depict an innovative idea in areas including green design, waste management, clean up, or policy and regulation. Click here to see the 2019 winners.

 
 
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BCIT Scholarship winners

BCIT’S Ashvan Wal

BCIT’S Ashvan Wal

BCIT’s Taryn Swiatek

BCIT’s Taryn Swiatek

We are pleased to share that the following students have been selected to receive the Discovery Foundation Award in 2018: Taryn Swiatek for Computer Systems and Ashvan Wal for Computer Information Technology. “Thanks to the support of donors like you, we are able to recognize the achievements of hundreds of talented students every year through student awards. These awards celebrate the hard work and accomplishments of our students who are excelling in their education and provide the support they need to succeed in their studies. Thank you for your continued support of our students. Together we are transforming the lives of students as they move towards rewarding careers. Sincerely, Jennifer Bergeron Coordinator, Awards.”