David Rogers Memorial Scholarship to be awarded to a high school student pursuing Environmental Studies
Late last year, the BC environment industry lost a friend and mentor.
Beloved by many, David Rogers was a long–term director of the BCEIA and served the board in many capacities including as chair of the hazardous waste committee. The founder of BC Hazmat, an instructor at UVIC and colleague to many, Dave tirelessly gave his time, energy and friendship to many in the industry. Professionally Dave was recognized as an expert in hazardous waste management and emergency response, as well as in the transportation of dangerous goods. He wore many hats and his roles included Senior Safety / HazMat Instructor, Safety Auditor, EPA Certified Building Inspector and Senior Incident Commander.
The BCEIA, its board, our members, and the environmental community at large, knew that Dave was passionate about education and making a difference in the communities he so readily served. He taught Environmental Safety Programs for over 30 years and was instrumental in curriculum development for these and many other related courses. In recognition of Dave’s many contributions, the BCEIA has renamed our secondary school scholarship, the David Rogers Memorial Scholarship. Its inaugural recipient – a deserving and motivated high school student pursuing Environmental Studies in British Columbia – will be will be announced at BEST 2019.
About the BCEIA Scholarship Program
The BCEIA Student Scholarship Program awards scholarships to one secondary student and one post-secondary student pursuing Environmental Studies. In 2018 the post secondary scholarship was renamed to the Mike Macfarlane Memorial Scholarship in recognition of his important contributions and lifetime of dedication to the field of environmental studies in BC.
Purpose: To recognize exceptional academic achievement and encourage outstanding students to continue their post-secondary studies.
Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of British Columbia and either attend or plan to enroll at BC universities, colleges or technical institutes.
Deadline: Completed scholarship applications must be received via email to by March 15, 2019. Scholarships will be awarded in May 2019. To download application forms, please visit https://bceia.com/2018/11/13/bceia-scholarships-program-2019/.