YMP launches 10 more scholarships totalling $44,000, including inaugural Northern Miner scholarship

Stephen Stewart, a director of the Young Mining Professionals Toronto branch and CEO of Orefinders Resources, addresses the crowd at the YMP Awards gala in 2017. Image courtesy of Young Mining Professionals.

The Young Mining Professionals (YMP) is bumping up its YMP Scholarship Fund for the 2019-20 academic year for students in mining-related university programs in Canada.

The YMP Scholarship Fund is a a registered charity that donates 100% of its receipts to students via this scholarship program, and is eligible to offer tax receipts to its donors. These latest scholarships are being funded by Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX; NYSE: GOLD), Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM; NYSE: AEM), Iamgold (TSX: IMG; NYSE: IAG), Yamana Gold (TSX: YRI; NYSE: AUY), Anaconda Mining (TSX: ANX), The Northern Miner and Orefinders Resources (TSXV: ORX).

The 2019 YMP Scholarship Fund includes:

The Peter Munk Scholarship — A $10,000 scholarship in partnership with Barrick Gold as well as an interview for an internship with Barrick will be awarded to a student who embodies Peter Munk’s entrepreneurial spirit.

The Agnico Eagle Perseverance/Kajussissimainarniq Scholarship — A $10,000 scholarship in partnership with Agnico Eagle Mines as well as an interview for an internship with Agnico will be awarded to a Nunavut Inuit student pursuing a career in mining.

Orefinders Mining Innovation Scholarship — A $4,000 scholarship in partnership with Orefinders Resources to an exceptional Canadian university student who demonstrates the vision for change in the mining industry via an innovative technical solution.

The Woman in Mining Scholarship sponsored by Iamgold — One $4,000 and one $1,000 scholarship funded by Iamgold will be provided to two exceptional women enrolled in mining-related programs via an innovative one-page creation.

The Student in Mining Scholarship sponsored by Yamana Gold — One $4,000 and one $1,000 scholarship funded by Yamana will be provided to two extraordinary aspiring industry professionals enrolled in mining-related programs via an innovative one-page creation.

The Atlantic Canadian Student in Mining Scholarship sponsored by Anaconda Mining — One $4,000 scholarship funded by Anaconda Mining will be provided to a tech-savvy student of mining who makes an impressive prediction for the future.

The Northern Miner Scholarship – One $5,000 scholarship funded by The Northern Miner to an individual with a vision for the future and a passion for putting pen to paper. The best submitted essay will have an opportunity to be published in an issue of The Northern Miner.

Scholarships will be awarded to students who are pursuing a career in the mining industry and are enrolled in mining-related programs (earth sciences, mining engineering, etc.) for the 2019-20 academic year at Canadian universities.

The deadline to apply for all scholarships is Aug. 31, 2019, with the winners announced on Sept. 30, 2019.

Each scholarship requires individual applications, and YMP says that “applicants will be considered based on their academic achievement, their extracurricular involvement, and their submissions demonstrating their creativity, perseverance, innovative ideas and commitment to a career in mining.”

The YMP further comments: “A strong entrepreneurial spirit is needed in Canada’s exploration and mining industries, and these scholarships recognize the qualities that are integral to developing mines and building mining and exploration companies.”

(This article first appeared in The Northern Miner)

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