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Mining education campaign launches bursary program in Sudbury

Postsecondary scholarships set to aid students in pursuit of mining education
Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury annually holds a week-long series of events aimed at promoting the mining industry to Sudbury's youth.

Postsecondary students looking to study in mining-related technology or skilled trades programs in Sudbury now have a crack at a bursary to help them on their educational journey.

Modern Mining & Technology Sudbury (MMTS) is making available three bursaries, each worth $1,000, for students attending Laurentian University, Cambrian College, and Collège Boréal.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled full time in a minimum two-year graduate or undergraduate program at one of the three institutions. Applicants can be in any year of study of the program to qualify.

“With a focus on education that has always been a key driver for MMTS, and with challenges posed by COVID-19 for individuals and families from a financial standpoint, the MMTS committee decided to establish a tangible financial support to students seeking postsecondary educations in mining-related fields would make sense,” said MMTS treasurer Merilla Clement in a June 17 news release.

“The MMTS Bursary Program fits perfectly with our MMTS goals to promote, educate and inspire young minds to pursue a career in mining.”

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MMTS is a citywide education and awareness program that promotes the benefits of the mining industry to elementary and secondary school students.

The group annually hosts a week-long series of events including tours, mining-themed games, and presentations. Activities are free for students to attend, thanks to sponsorship by local companies operating within the industry.

Students interested in applying for the bursaries can find full qualifying criteria here.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 30.