The purpose of IMII’s Mining Futures Award is to recognize undergraduate students enrolled in the one of three mining options – chemical, geological and mechanical, in the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan who have developed a plan to succeed in the workplace following graduation.
IMII’s support was instrumental in the establishment of the mining options in the College of Engineering, having providing funding of $1.2 million for the development of new courses and the hiring of new faculty to teach in these three disciplines. The Mining Futures Award recognizes IMII’s minerals company members continued commitment to the options as a path into careers in mining.
One award will be granted annually. The $12,000 value ($6,000 per semester) is to provide for tuition, books and fees.
The recipient will be determined by the Dean of the College of Engineering on the basis of academic performance and a written submission outlining the skills the applicant has developed in order to be successful in the minerals industry today and in the future.
Applicants must be enrolled in one of the mining engineering options, and be a second, third or fourth-year student in the College of Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan.
Preference in awarding will be given to female students and Indigenous students.
The University of Saskatchewan will be accepting applications this fall. To apply, visit the University’s scholarship page.
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