SME: Providing Financial Support to Mining Students Worldwide

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME), its divisions and affiliates offer multiple scholarships to SME student members who seek a career in the mining, mineral and tunneling industries. SME will be accepting applications for the 2020 scholarship season September 1 through October 15, 2020.

Last year more than $400,000 in scholarships were awarded by SME Divisions, the SME Foundation, WAAIME, and the Underground Construction Association (UCA). Additionally, several memorial scholarships have been created to honor Society leaders and their contributions to the industry.

“A key mission of SME is to facilitate the study of mining and mineral-related courses at institutions of higher learning by providing scholarships to highly-qualified students,” said SME Executive Director David L. Kanagy. “We are proud to be able to provide these educational opportunities to the future leaders of the global mining and underground construction communities.”

For a list of available scholarships and more detailed information, visit

SME is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation) whose members represent all professions serving the mining, minerals and underground construction industries in more than 100 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide minerals community through information exchange and professional development.

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