The MDEC Scholarship Fund is devoted to the furtherance of education for postsecondary students. Established in 2010, the Scholarship Fund was founded with the goal of providing assistance to students who have demonstrated their commitment to academic success, community service, and who have or plan to have an affiliation with the mining industry.
Today, MDEC, through its newly launched Scholarship Program, begins a tradition of assisting students who might one day work in Canada's mining industry.
MDEC Scholarship Fund
The financial award (paid directly to the winning applicant's school) is available to fulltime students enrolled in recognized programs at approved post-secondary undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and certificate program institutions. The payment towards tuition is made directly by MDEC Scholarship Fund to a Canadian university or college of the recipient's choice, and applied against the student's account. Should the student not complete the program of study, the portion of the unused tuition attributable to the MDEC Scholarship Fund, if any, would be refundable to MDEC.
Student Eligibility Criteria for applying for a Scholarship
A) In order to be eligible for consideration for a scholarship, an applicant must provide proof that he/she has been accepted as a full-time student in a recognized program in an approved Canadian university or college.
B) Academic success will be the primary criteria for consideration for a general scholarship.
C) Applications will be approved by our Board of Directors and the Education Scholarship Sub-Committee.
How to Apply
A) Complete the application form provided. Make sure that all required information is provided. Should your contact information change between submitting your application and the announcement date for the scholarship, please advise MDEC by e-mail. Applicants completing high school must have the application signed by their Principal or Vice-Principal. Applicants in post-secondary institutions should have the application endorsed by the department head.
B) Applications may be scanned and emailed in order to meet deadlines.
C) Arrange for a transcript of marks for the current academic year to be forwarded directly to MDEC at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be received no later than July 31st
D) Only applications with official transcripts or a scanned copy will be considered.
E) Enclose an accompanying essay of 500 words or less that answers the question: "What type of job or career in the mining industry or mining-related service/supply industry might someone in your field of study pursue?"
F) Applicants should describe their personal accomplishments, contributions to community, extra-curricular activities, personal career goals and other relevant information.
When Can I Apply?
Applications will be accepted from April 1st to July 30th. No applications will be considered after July 30th. Official transcripts with final marks must be received by July 30th. The awards are for one year only. Applicants who have won an award previously may re-apply in subsequent years provided a new application is submitted.