Scholarships recognise future leaders

WA Mining Club has awarded six $10,000 scholarships for 2014
Date: Thursday, 28 August 2014
Entrants included students from UWA, Curtin, the WA School of Mines and Murdoch University

Six students from universities across Western Australia have each received $10,000 scholarships as part of the prestigious WA Mining Club Scholarship Program.

Mines and Petroleum Minister Bill Marmion presented the students with their awards at a special ceremony last night.

“The WA Mining Club Scholarship program was created to support the development of the next leaders of our industry,” Mr Marmion said.

“This is a vital commitment into the future of Western Australia’s mining sector, and it is a commitment shared by the State Government.”

Winners receive a $10,000 contribution, split over two years, to their university studies in environmental engineering, mineral processing, metallurgy, mining engineering and geology.

The 2014 WA Mining Club scholarships were awarded to:

  • Megan Sleep, Murdoch University - Environmental Scholarship (Co-sponsored by 360 Environmental)
  • Kate Philibert, Curtin University - Geology Scholarship (Co-sponsored by Bc Iron)
  • Michael Assmann, Curtin WASM - Metallurgy Scholarship (Co-Sponsored by Mets Engineering)
  • Paulus Siang Kwie Han, Curtin University - Engineering Scholarship (Co-Sponsored by Mount Gibson Iron)
  • Dylan Liebeck, Curtin University - Engineering Scholarship (Co-Sponsored by Western Areas)
  • Claire Barber, Curtin WASM - Female Student In A Technical Mining Discipline Scholarship (Co-Sponsored by Mount Gibson Iron)

In addition to the financial grant, scholarship recipients are mentored by senior industry participants in their chosen discipline, and have access to other opportunities with their co-sponsor organisation, such as vacation employment, site visits and networking.