Create FREE account or log in

to receive MINING.COM digests


Young Mining Professionals announces 2020 scholarship winners

Young Mining Professionals 2020 scholarship recipients.

Young Mining Professionals (YMP) has announced its 2020 scholarship recipients. A total of C$61,500 in scholarships has been awarded to students studying mining-related programs in Canada.

“The scholarships are not only supporting the students but also helping to address the talent gap in the mining industry,” Stephen Stewart, director of YMP Toronto and president and chief executive of Orefinders Resources (TSXV: ORX), said in an interview.

This year, there are two categories of winners. The first category consists of the traditional scholarships, which range from $1,000 to $10,000. The second category, which is new this year, is the lottery scholarship program that consists of 33 awards of $500 each. The new mining lottery scholarship program is intended to cast a wider net, Stewart said, and make a bigger impact by giving smaller financial amounts to as many students as possible.

“The larger scholarships were based on merit,” Stewart explained, “whereas to be eligible for the lottery, all the applicants had to do was to prove that they were pursuing a geology program, and then it came down to the luck of the draw.”

The new lottery awards were funded by contributions from several companies, including Iamgold (TSX: IMG; NYSE: IAG), Orefinders Resources, Mistango River Resources (CSE: MIS), and Osisko Mining (TSX: OSK).

This year’s scholarships were funded by Barrick Gold (TSX: ABX; NYSE: GOLD), Agnico Eagle Mines (TSX: AEM; NYSE: AEM), TD Bank, Kinross Gold (TSX: K; NYSE: KGC), Iamgold, Mistango River Resources, Champion Iron (TSX: CIA; ASX: CIA), Osisko Mining, Yamana Gold (TSX: YRI; NYSE: AUY), and Orefinders Resources.

Scholarship winners

Name: Morgan Weller

School: University of British Columbia

Program: Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering

Graduation year: 2021

Prize amount: $10,000

Scholarship name: Peter Munk Scholarship

Sponsor: Barrick Gold

Name: Lerena Ashevak

School: Acadia University

Program: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences

Graduation year: 2025

Prize amount: $10,000

Scholarship name: Perseverance/Kajussissimainarniq Scholarship

Sponsor: Agnico Eagle Mines

Name: Angus McInnes

School: Queen’s University

Program: Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering

Graduation year: 2022

Prize amount: $5,000

Scholarship name: TD Mining Capital Markets Scholarship

Sponsor: TD Securities

Name: John Byng

School: University of Calgary

Program: Bachelor of Science in Geology

Graduation year: 2021

Prize amount: $4,000

Scholarship name: Yamana Student in Mining Scholarship

Sponsor: Yamana Gold

Name: Rim Kouider

School: McGill University

Program: Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering

Graduation year: 2021

Prize amount: $2,500

Scholarship name: Kinross Student in Mining Scholarship

Name: Emika Morris

School: Queen’s University

Program: Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering

Graduation year: 2022

Prize amount: $2,500

Scholarship name: Kinross Student in Mining Scholarship

Name: Connor Hameliy

School: Queen’s University

Program: Bachelor of Applied Science in Mining Engineering

Graduation year: 2021

Prize amount: $2,500

Scholarship name: Kinross Student in Mining Scholarship

Sponsor: Kinross Gold

Name: Pedro Pablo Vasquez

School: Laurentian University

Program: Doctoral student in Natural Resources Engineering

Graduation year: 2021

Prize amount: $1,000

Scholarship name: Yamana Student in Mining Scholarship

Sponsor: Yamana Gold Print

(This article first appeared in The Northern Miner)