Saskatoon 21-March-2018: Women in Mining/Women in Nuclear Saskatchewan (WIM/WiN-SK) is pleased to announce the continuation of its post-secondary scholarship program. The program will provide three awards of $1,000: two awards to returning University students and one award to a student enrolled in Technical or Trades in Saskatchewan. The students will embody the values of diversity and leadership in the mining or nuclear industries.
The annual post-secondary scholarship program is an ongoing commitment of the organization in support of their renewed mission to “connect and inspire a diversified workforce to be fully engaged in the Saskatchewan mining and nuclear industries”. Chair Anne Gent said, “Helping women committed to obtaining an education and pursuing a career in our industry is one of many initiatives we are working on to create a more diverse and gender-balanced industry.”
In 2017 scholarships were awarded to Arushi Joshi, a second year chemical technology student at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Alyse Kambeitz, a sustainable environmental management master’s student at the University of Saskatchewan. Alyse said, “The WIM/WiN-SK University Scholarship not only acted as a significant financial benefit to me but also benefited my future career aspirations and personal contributions to my community.”
Students (both male and female) from all programs and backgrounds are encouraged to apply, but must be able to demonstrate a link between their field of study and the mining or nuclear industries. Applications are due April 15, 2018 and should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org, application forms available at www.wimwinsk.com. In addition to receiving funding, the recipients will also be given an opportunity to volunteer in WIM/WiN-SK activities.