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
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 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.
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 2023/24 to enable them to network with members at luncheons and other events.
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The WA Mining Club supports diversity and inclusivity. If you have any questions around applying, please email Barry Upton using the email provided above.
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.