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The Bradshaw Scholarship

Geoff Bradshaw

Geoff Bradshaw
Mineral Assessment Geologist
1973 - 2006

Geoff joined the Yukon Geological Survey in 2003 as a mineral assessment geologist. Previous to joining the Yukon Geological Survey, Geoff spent several years in the mineral exploration industry, mostly in Yukon, as a geologist for various exploration companies and independently. Much of this time was spent exploring for massive sulphide deposits in the Finlayson Lake district. His latest projects with the YGS included assessment of the mineral potential of the North Yukon and Peel land use planning regions.

Geoff's education included Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in geology from the University of British Columbia. Geoff's M.Sc research project was on the geology and genesis of the Wolverine massive sulphide deposit in the Finlayson Lake region of Yukon.

Geoff was tragically killed in a helicopter accident on July 22, 2006. He was an inspiration to those who knew him and will be sadly missed.

A scholarship fund has been set up in Geoff's name with the Yukon Foundation. The scholarship will support a student in studies of Yukon's geology. Donations to the scholarship can be sent to:

The Yukon Foundation
P.O. Box 31622
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 6L2
phone: (867) 393-2454

Please make cheques out to the Yukon Foundation and mark them with the "Geoffrey Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund". For more information, please contact the Yukon Foundation at 867-393-2454.

A memorial cairn has been built in remembrance of Geoff. It is located south of Whitehorse, Yukon and a map with directions [3.6MB] is available. For clarifications about directions, or for more information, please contact Jeff Bond.


Applying for the Geoffrey Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship

The Geoffrey Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship is now accepting applications. Approximately $3000.00 will be awarded to a graduate student in their first or second year of a Geology program that includes a thesis with a Yukon field component.

To be eligible, the candidate must be enrolled in a Canadian university.  An individual can be awarded the scholarship more than once; however, priority will be given to applicants who have not received the scholarship previously.

The deadline for applications is May 31, annually.

To apply, please complete an application form [1.1MB] and submit to Yukon Foundation. For more information contact Jeff Bond at 867-667-8514