2021 Scholarship applications are open
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.
Applications for 2021 are now open and will close on Friday June 25 at 5.00pm
Shortlisted applicants will be notified in July and invited to attend an interview with the selection panel in late July.
The Awards ceremony will take place at a WA Mining Club luncheon in August.
Students who intend to study at a Western Australian University in 2022 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
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 2022 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 2022.
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 2022.
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.
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 2021, 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.
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 2021/22 to enable them to network with members at luncheons and other events.
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The WA Mining Club Young Professionals aspires to drive diversification and innovation within the mining industry, through creation of a forum that supports development and retention of young professionals. We will establish a career-long network of individuals who are building their careers in mining.
Members of the WA Mining Club receive access to a broad range of industry speakers, who discuss technical, operational, legislative and regulatory matters, as well as sharing thoughts on the broader industry.
Our monthly luncheons are regularly attended by in excess of 300 members, all eager to listen, talk and share information about their experiences with their industry peers.
Being a member of the WA Mining Club provides the very best opportunity around to meet other industry professionals and discuss topical issues, challenges and innovations with others across the spectrum of the Western Australian mining industry.