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May 2, 2022

KEY ITEMS:

  • Scholarship Application Deadline: Extended to May 10
  • BOD meeting and AGM held March 9: Annual overview and outlook
  • Participation encouraged at BCGS Drone Symposium and PDAC Convention
  • Thanks to recent donors; additional donations encouraged

  • Scholarship Program Renewal: Application Deadline Extended to May 10: The KEGS Foundation has extended its scholarship application deadline to May 10 to facilitate applications by students facing multiple end-of-year deadlines for its core scholarship program for the upcoming academic year (2022/23), with at least 20 awards up to $3,000 anticipated, including the recently established scholarships for Québécois and Indigenous students. Once the application deadline is passed, an initial review of applications will be completed to identify and remedy any missing items in the applications, with evaluation and awards determined by the Board in mid-June.

  • BOD meeting and AGM March 9: Annual Review: As noted in the prior month's update, the Foundation convened its annual principal Board of Directors meeting virtually on March 9, which included invited Counselors, to discuss current programs and proposed initiatives as well as governance and financial outlook, followed by the Annual General Meeting open to all interested parties which provided an overview of the Foundation's current and anticipated activities in support of geophysical education along with a financial summary. A review of the past year's activities and outlook for the upcoming academic and fiscal year (2022/23) was subsequently prepared and circulated to Foundation supporters; it can be found on the Foundation's website and via the following link: KEGS Foundation Annual Review

  • Future Events: The Foundation looks forward to meeting a number of recent and current scholarship recipients as well as applicants, together with donors and veterans, at the BCGS Drone Symposium (May 12-13) and at the hybrid PDAC Convention in mid-June, in particular at the KEGS-sponsored event, with subsidies for registration and travel provided by the Foundation to current scholarship recipients, to participate virtually or in person.

  • Donations: Donations to support the KEGS Foundation scholarship program continue to be encouraged, particularly with the renewal of the core program for yet another year. Potential donors are reminded that matching donation programs generously funded by Phoenix Geophysics, Discovery International and Dias are available to double donations by individuals to specific scholarship funds (subject to annual limits and overall funding commitment; see more details). Thanks are extended to recent donors, particularly those who have donated in support of the new Bourse des pionniers de la géophysique Québécoise, headed by a recent substantial donation by foundational donor Abitibi Geophysics.

 

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