TORONTO – Iamgold joins Orefinders Resources and Young Mining Professionals to establish the new YMP scholarship fund in exploration and mining. The fund aims to attract young Canadians to the mineral industry by supporting their academic studies in earth sciences and mining engineering.
Scholarships will help student who demonstrate superior leadership, determination and an entrepreneurial spirit.
Three individual scholarships of $4,000 each will be awarded for the 2018-19 academic year. To represent the diverse nature of the workforce, one will be awarded to a male, one to a female, and the third to an indigenous person. Iamgold will fund the female and male scholarships, and Orefinders will fund the indigenous award.
Applicants will be considered on the basis of their academic achievement as well as their submission demonstrating their creativity, innovative ideas and commitment to a career in mining. Applicants will further be required to demonstrate their originality and passion towards Canada’s mining industry through submissions on Instagram and Twitter.
Scholarship application packages must be completed and submitted by April 30, 2018. The three recipients will be announced by May 31, 2018. For full details on how to apply, please visit www.YoungMiningProfessionals.com/scholarships.