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Curtin students haul in scholarships

Media release

Three students from the WA School of Mines, Curtin University have been awarded prestigious West Australian Mining Club Scholarships.

WA School of Mines students were successful in three of the five categories in which they were eligible.

Third year Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) student Anis McGowan was presented with the Female Student in a Technical Discipline in the Mining Sector scholarship, while first year Bachelor of Engineering (Mining Engineering) student Elliot Puccinelli was granted the Engineering in the Mining Sector Scholarship.

The Geology Scholarship was awarded to Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) second year student Przemyslaw Jakub Cichosz.

The students each won $10,000 plus mentorship as part of their prize.

Professor Sam Spearing, Director of the WA School of Mines, congratulated the scholarship recipients and finalists.

“It is really pleasing to see that of 15 finalists, the WA School of Mines had nine and won three of them,” Professor Spearing said.

“We are very proud of all of them and in fact, of all our students.”

WA Mining Club President Neil Watson said the calibre of the applicants was the best received to date.

“We received almost 200 applications, the largest interest so far, and the quality of candidates was exceptional. It was a very competitive year,” Mr Watson said.

Formed in 1972, the WA Mining Club contributes to the advancement of WA’s mining industry through promoting and encouraging general and technical information as well as knowledge sharing. It offers a number of scholarships annually to encourage students undertaking tertiary studies in the disciplines of environmental science, metallurgy, mining engineering and geology.

Please visit http://waminingclub.asn.au/giving-back/scholarships/ for more information on the scholarships.