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Young Mining Professionals hands out 43 annual scholarships

Nov 2, 2020

YMP Scholarship Fund is proud to announce its 43 scholarship winners for 2020. The Scholarship Fund is YMP's initiative to attract the next generation of Canadian leaders to the Mining industry by supporting their academic studies in earth sciences and mining engineering. 

For the 20/21 academic year, the YMP Scholarship Fund awarded a total of $61,500 through two levels of scholarships: traditional scholarships and a lottery program. The scholarships aim to recognize and support the development of future mining leaders and reflect the industry's increasingly diverse workforce. The traditional scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, have been award to five women, including a member of Canada's Indigenous community, and five men.  Under the lottery program 33 scholarships of $500 were awarded to 19 women and 14 men. 

Winner Selection
Selection for the traditional scholarships was based on the applicant's academic achievement, as well as a submission that demonstrated their creativity, innovative ideas and commitment to a career in mining. As a strong entrepreneurial spirit is needed to achieve success in Canada's exploration and mining industries, the scholarships sought to recognize the qualities that are integral to developing mines and building mining and exploration companies. As for the lottery, the winners were randomly drawn from the pool of applicants, all of whom are pursuing careers in the mining industry.

To find out more about the 2020 YMP Scholarship winners, please click here

YMP Scholarship Funding Partners
These scholarships have been made possible by the generosity of Agnico Eagle Mines Limited, Barrick Gold Corporation, Champion Iron, IAMGOLD Corporation, Kinross Gold Corporation, Mistango River Resources, Orefinders Resources, Osisko Mining, TD Bank, and Yamana Gold.

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