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2021 Scholarship applications have 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. 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Students who intend to study at a Western Australian University in 2023 may apply for one or multiple 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
  • potential and commitment to achieve a position of leadership in, or significant contribution to, the mining industry.

Short-listed candidates are required to attend an interview with the selection panel as described above.

It is intended that the Scholarships for University students will be awarded to students who have completed at least their first year of tertiary study. Consideration will also be given to first year students who can demonstrate financial hardship or whose cultural, geographic or personal circumstances may affect their capacity to pursue a tertiary education.

It is intended that the Indigenous Student Scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous student pursuing post-secondary study, either at TAFE (including apprenticeships) or at University. Consideration will also be given to students who will undertake Year 12 in 2023 who can demonstrate a strong desire to work in the mining industry after finishing secondary education and who have the potential to become leaders in their community.

The Scholarships will not be available to holders of a similar scholarship or bursary in 2023.

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

Scholarships can be awarded to international students who hold a student visa and are studying in Western Australia in 2023.

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.

MENTORING PROGRAM

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 2022/23, 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.

VACATION AND OTHER WORK OPPORTUNITIES

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.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

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 2022/23 to enable them to network with members at luncheons and other events.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

Please email scholarships@waminingclub.asn.au