Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

A scholarship allows undergraduate students to focus on their studies and participate in university life by removing some of the financial pressures that can come with university study.

The Management and Economics Society (MES) of CIM is pleased to announce the establishment of the following new annual scholarship:

The MES-COSMO Scholarship

On March 24, 2016 the Management & Economics Society (MES) of CIM announced a new scholarship available for undergraduate students in the fields of mining and mineral economics at universities in Canada. The scholarship, valued at CAD $3,000 per year, was awarded the first time for the academic year 2015-2016.

MES and the COSMO Mining Industry Consortium have established the MES-COSMO Scholarship (“scholarship”) which is intended to provide financial support for mining engineering students who are enrolled in Canadian universities, and have a focus on strategic mine planning optimization under uncertainty and related risk management, or other topics as considered appropriate by the Selection Committee.

The COSMO Mining Industry Consortium (“COSMO”) consists of: AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., Barrick Gold Corp., BHP Billiton Ltd., De Beers Group of Companies, Kinross Gold Corp., Newmont Mining Corp., Vale SA and the COSMO Stochastic Mine Planning Laboratory.

The Management and Economics Society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) provides a forum for industry professionals to share experiences, insights and ideas on topics relating to the economic, management and financial aspects of the mining business. It also supports supplemental educational programs in Canadian universities on topics related to mineral economics.

Value of Award:

The recipient of the scholarship will be awarded the sum of CAD $3,000 by CIM MES on behalf of COSMO. Up to two MES-COSMO Scholarships may be offered in any given year.

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Click HERE for the list of past CIM MES-COSMO Scholarship Award recipients.


Additional Scholarships Opportunities

For student members, CIM offers scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees related to the mining industry. Over $200,000 in scholarships, bursaries and awards!

CIM National, its branches, as well as the CIM Foundation (CIMF), offer numerous annual scholarships, bursaries and financial awards. Scholarships are awarded to deserving students pursuing a career in particular facets of/or related to the mining industry. These scholarships are made possible thanks to the generosity of corporate donors wishing to foster excellence in mining.

A comprehensive listing of all scholarships available can be found at CIM’s scholarships page.

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