Young Mining Professionals (YMP) has announced its 2020 scholarship recipients. A total of $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.
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