In 2019, YMP Toronto is proud to partner with Barrick Gold Corporation, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, The Northern Miner, IAMGOLD Corp, Yamana Gold, Anaconda Mining, and Orefinders Resources Inc. to fund a series of $1,000 - $10,000 scholarships totalling $44,000 for Canadian University students (undergraduate and graduate) enrolled in the 2019 academic year pursuing a career in mining. Applicants are encouraged to apply to more than one scholarship.
Each and every scholarship application is due by 11:59pm on August 31st 2019. The 10 recipients will be announced by September 30th, 2019.
The Barrick Peter Munk Scholarship
Open to all applicants – One $10,000 scholarship funded by Barrick Gold will be provided to a student who embodies Peter Munk’s entrepreneurial spirit. The recipient will also be eligible to interview for an internship with Barrick.
The Agnico Eagle Perseverance/Kajussissimainarniq Scholarship
Open to Nunavut Inuit applicants – One $10,000 scholarship funded by Agnico Eagle will be provided to a Nunavut Inuit student pursuing a career in mining. The recipient will also be eligible to interview for an internship with Agnico.
The Northern Miner Future of Mining Scholarship
Open to all applicants – One $5,000 scholarship funded by the Northern Miner will be provided to an individual with a vision for the future. Further, the best submitted essay will have an opportunity to be published in an issue of The Northern Miner.
The IAMGOLD Woman in Mining Scholarship
Open to applicants who are women – One $4,000 and one $1,000 scholarship funded by IAMGOLD will be provided to two exceptional women enrolled in mining-related programs.
The Yamana Student in Mining Scholarship
Open to all applicants – 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.
Open to Atlantic Canadian applicants – One $4,000 and one $1,000 scholarship funded by Anaconda will be provided to two remarkable students originating from or attending post-secondary school in Atlantic Canada.
The Orefinders Innovation in Mining Scholarship
Open to all applicants – One $4,000 scholarship funded by Orefinders will be provided to a tech-savvy student of mining.
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Good Luck to all the future Young Mining Professionals!
Congratulations to the 2018/2019 YMP Scholarship Winners
YMP Scholarship for Canadian Male Student, sponsored by IAMGOLD:
Lewis Wan is a Mining Engineering student at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He is currently working as a co-op student at the Mount Polley Mine with the environment department, collecting field samples for processing as well as doing restoration and reclamation work. Lewis has been passionate about the mining industry since high school, where he took on internships and volunteering opportunities for non-profit organizations such as MineralsEd and CIM. He is fascinated by the limitation of talents and creativity in the industry and hopes to lead the way for new innovation and mining technology. Outside of school, Lewis enjoys photography and cinematography and often posts YouTube videos related to mining and education. Lewis’ dream is to one day visit and work at the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia.
YMP Scholarship for Canadian Female Student, sponsored by IAMGOLD:
Romy Done is a Mining Engineering student entering her final year of study at the University of Toronto. Over the course of her undergraduate degree, Romy has taken 32 months of mining internships at 3 different operations, working in locations such as Alberta, Northwest Territories and Arizona. These experiences have thoroughly expanded her understanding and view of mining. In her last year of undergrad, Rony will be taking on leading roles in her department, namely as Mining Club President and U of T Mining Games 2018 Captain. She looks forward to a long career in mining post-graduation and to carve out her own path as a leader in the industry.
YMP Scholarship for Canadian Indigenous Student, sponsored by Orefinders Resources:
Charlene Duffett is a member of the NunatuKavut (Southern Inuit) from Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. Charlene completed her BSc Hons at Carleton University in 2017 and subsequently undertook an MSc in partnership with the Geological Survey of Canada. Her project focuses on the evolution of metasomatic ore systems in the Central Mineral Belt of Labrador, specifically uranium precipitation and timing of the Kitts-Posthill trend. When not looking at rocks, Charlene enjoys knitting, soccer and video games. She hopes to enter the mining industry upon completion of her degree, where she is driven to combine her love of geology with a passion for feminism and Indigenous reconciliation.