Big opportunities, big potential, big careers on offer to high school students across NSW

January 15, 2014

The NSW Minerals Council, with participating NSWMC member companies, is inviting eligible students entering Year 11 this year to apply for a 2014 NSW Mining Scholarship.

This motivating program is designed to help provide a pipeline of highly skilled people to support the NSW mining industry, by attracting and retaining senior secondary students' interest in the industry as a possible career of choice. Through the program, students engage in mining related activities and have contact with the industry and stakeholders like sponsoring companies and universities.

The scholarships are open to students, from eligible schools listed below, who are/will be studying minerals related subjects (maths, science etc.) in Year 11/12 and considering entering a mining related course at university.  

Potential university subjects can include, but are not limited to: Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, Environmental), Geology, Geoscience, IT, Health and Safety, Surveying, Legal, Operations and Environmental Science. For more examples, visit People For The Future.

NSW Mining Scholarship recipients will receive a cash award to help them through their studies - $500 for successful completion of Year 11 and $1,000 for successful completion of Year 12. A further $2,000 is granted to those students who go on to successfully complete their first year in an undergraduate minerals related course at a NSW university within 12 months of completing high school.  

We’ll be profiling some of the past NSW Mining Scholarship students in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more. 

In 2013, the program contributed $63,000 to 82 students and we expect a similar number in 2014.  Companies involved in 2014 program include: Alkane Resources, BHP Billiton Illawarra Coal, BHP Billiton NSW Energy Coal, Bloomfield Collieries, Iluka Resources, Newcrest Mining – Cadia Valley Operations, Peabody Energy Australia, Sumitomo Metal Mining Oceania, Thiess – Mount Owen and Vale Australia.

Students from the following schools are eligible to apply in 2014:

Central West
Blayney High School
Canobolas Rural Technology High School
Canowindra High School
Dubbo Christian School
Dubbo College Delroy Campus
Dubbo College Senior Campus
Dubbo School of Distance Education
Forbes High School
James Sheahan Catholic High School
Kinross Wolaroi School
Macquarie Anglican Grammar School, Dubbo
Molong Central School
Orange Anglican Grammar School
Orange Christian School
Parkes Christian School
Parkes High School
Peak Hill Central School
Red Bend Catholic College
Orange High School
St John’s College Dubbo
Trundle Central School
Tullamore Central School
Yeoval Central School
Hunter Valley
Australian Christian College Singleton
Cessnock High School
Maitland Grossman High School
Maitland High School
Rutherford High School
Muswellbrook High School
Singleton High School
St Joseph's High School Aberdeen
Scone High School
Illawarra and South Coast
Ambarvale High School
Broughton Anglican College
Camden High School
Edmund Rice College
Elderslie High School
Figtree High School
Illawarra Christian School (Courdeaux Campus)
Illawarra Senior College
John Therry Catholic College
Keira High School
Macarthur Anglican School
Magdalene Catholic High School
Picton High School
Smith’s Hill High School
St Gregory’s College
St Joseph’s High School, Albion Park
St Mary’s Star of the Sea
St Patrick’s College
Thomas Reddell High School
The Illawarra Grammar School
Warrawong High School
Wollongong High School

Balranald Central School

Apply now

If you are attending Dubbo College Delroy Campus, Dubbo College Senior Campus, Dubbo School of Distance Education, St John’s College Dubbo please complete this online form.

For more information about the program please contact Chrissie Clarke on or 02 9274 1423 by Friday 21 February 2014.

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