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Scholarship Applications

The 2023 WA Mining Club Scholarship Program’s applications are now closed.

About the Program

Every year the WA Mining Club, in conjunction with industry co-sponsors, offers a number of scholarships to encourage and foster the development of the next generation of leaders within Western Australia’s mining sector. 


Students who intend to study at an Australian University in 2023 may apply for one primary and one secondary Scholarships.

The selection of each scholarship recipient is completed by a panel from the scholarship co-sponsor and a representative of the WA Mining Club. The selection panel considers the applicant’s

  • Academic and/or work record
  • Personal and financial circumstances
  • Likely future contribution to the Mining Industry
  • Near-term commitment to the sponsor company and the WA Mining Club

Short-listed candidates are required to attend an interview with the selection panel as described above – they can be done as specified by the scholarship company.

It is intended that the Scholarships will be awarded to University students (this will include online students), proof of enrolment may be requested. Consideration will be given to students who can demonstrate financial hardship or whose cultural, geographic or personal circumstances may affect their capacity to pursue a tertiary education. Scholarships can be awarded to international students who hold a student visa and are studying in Australia in 2023.

The intent of the Indigenous Upskilling Scholarship is to provide financial support to those who may already be working full time to upskill their qualifications, or to enhance their careers through future studies.

All applicants must possess a firm commitment to working within the mining industry.

The WA Mining Club reserves the right to not award a Scholarship if there are no suitable applicants or applications are not of a sufficient standard.

The Scholarship categories for 2023 were:

Indigenous Scholarship

Indigenous Upskilling Scholarship

Male Student in a Technical Discipline Scholarship

Female Student in a Technical Discipline Scholarship

Metallurgy / Chemical Engineering Scholarship

Mechanical Engineering Scholarship

Mining Engineering Scholarship


People & Culture

Environmental Science Scholarship

Regional Student Studying Geology Scholarship


Scholarship recipients will be offered a mentoring program, provided by industry participants from the Scholarship co-sponsors. Each recipient must meet with their mentor at least four times during 2023/24, ideally in person.  Winners in regional or remote locations can meet via telephone or teleconferencing. Mentors will provide advice in relation to networking, making progress in the mining industry and other topics as agreed between the recipient and the mentor.


Scholarships recipients are eligible for vacation employment, if available, from the Scholarship co-sponsor. Other work opportunities may also be available as agreed between the recipient and the co-sponsor.


Apart from the financial support provided by a Scholarship, winners and finalists will have the opportunity to network with the WA Mining Club’s extensive network of mining professionals. All finalists selected by the selection panel will receive a complimentary membership to the WA Mining Club in 2023/24 to enable them to network with members at luncheons and other events.


Please email scholarships@waminingclub.asn.au

The WA Mining Club supports diversity and inclusivity. If you have any questions around applying, please email Barry Upton using the email provided above.