The WA Mining Club is pleased to have formally launched its annual scholarships program for 2015.
The scholarships are a testament to the mining club’s dedication to giving back to the community and fostering leaders in the mining sector who will be responsible for its future success.
The scholarships program first began in 2003 when one award was offered.
In the 12 years since sponsors have recognised the importance of supporting emerging mining professionals and have come on board to help increase the number of scholarships with six now on offer.
The $10,000 grant is intended to assist with living costs and relieve some of the pressure that full-time study can cause – students are also offered work experience and mentoring opportunities.
One of the 2014 recipients was Kate Philibert, who is now a third-year student studying a Bachelor of Science in applied geology at Curtin University.
Kate’s interest in the environment and natural resources developed while growing up in Kununurra. Kate was awarded the geology scholarship which was co-sponsored by BC Iron.
Students have until the end of May to apply for a scholarship with winners announced at the WA Mining Club’s annual Scholarships Awards dinner.
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