Scholarships

J.D. “PAT” PATTERSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The CIM Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society J. D. “Pat” Patterson Memorial Scholarship was created in 1991 in memory of Mr. Pat Patterson, a past CIM MER Society chairman who was a well known individual in the Canadian mining industry.

Name of Scholarship: J.D. “Pat” Patterson Memorial Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Post-secondary entrance, non-renewable 

Value of Scholarship: $2500 payable in 2 equal portions in December and the following February of the academic year for which the award is made. In order to receive the second installment, the recipient must provide an official communication from their institution confirming successful completion of the fall semester.

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to any CIM National member (including student members), or the son, daughter or spouse of a CIM National member, who is currently enrolled, full time, in a post-secondary educational institution to study the MER disciplines with the intent of pursuing a career in the mining industry. The MER disciplines constitute engineering or technologist level studies in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Chemical, Computer Sciences, Material Sciences, Manufacturing and related disciplines.

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CENTENNIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The CIM Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society Centennial Scholarship was established in 1998 in recognition of the CIM 100th Anniversary.

Name of Scholarship: Centennial Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Undergraduate, non-renewable 

Value of Scholarship: $2500 payable in 2 equal portions in December and the following February of the academic year for which the award is made. In order to receive the second installment, the recipient must provide an official communication from their institution confirming successful completion of the fall semester.

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to any CIM National member (including student members), or the son, daughter or spouse of a CIM National member, who is currently enrolled, full time, in a post-secondary educational institution to study the MER disciplines with the intent of pursuing a career in the mining industry. The MER disciplines constitute engineering or technologist level studies in Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Chemical, Computer Sciences, Material Sciences, Manufacturing and related disciplines.

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KEN HILDEBRANT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The CIM Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society “Ken Hildebrant Memorial Scholarship” was created in 2006 in memory of Mr. Ken Hildebrant, a past CIM MER Society chairman who was a well known individual in the Canadian mining industry.

Name of Scholarship: Ken Hildebrant Memorial Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Post Secondary Entrance and Undergraduate, nonrenewable 

Value of Scholarship     $2500 payable in 2 equal portions in December and the following February of the academic year for which the award is made. In order to receive the second installment, the recipient must provide an official communication from their institution confirming successful completion of the fall semester.

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to any CIM National member or the son, daughter or spouse of a CIM National member entering or attending a post secondary educational institution to study as a full time student. 

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EDWARD MELVILLE (Ed) PATTON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The CIM Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society Edward Melville (Ed) Patton Memorial Scholarship was created in 2015 in memory of Mr. Edward Melville (Ed) Patton, a distinguished CIM MER Society member who was a well‐known individual in the Canadian mining industry.

Name of Scholarship: Edward Melville (Ed) Patton Memorial Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: For undergraduate and graduate university students, non-renewable 

Value of Scholarship: $2500 payable in 2 equal portions in December and the following February of the academic year for which the award is made. In order to receive the second installment, the recipient must provide an official communication from their institution confirming successful completion of the fall semester.

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to any CIM National member or the son, daughter or spouse of a CIM National member enrolled, full time, at any Canadian university, whose recent or current project, research or thesis has been or is related to maintenance and reliability issues in the mining industry. 

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MER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The CIM Maintenance, Engineering and Reliability Society MER Memorial Scholarship was created in 2017 and is awarded each year in remembrance of one or more of the Society’s individuals who have attracted prominence and recognition for contributions and service to the activities of the CIM MER Society.

In 2016 the CIM Diversity and Inclusion best practice guidelines articulated the goal that Diversity become an ingrained value systemic of the CIM and the mining industry as a whole. Consequently in 2017 the MER Society decided that MER Memorial scholarship should be used to strengthen the opportunities for access and inclusion to the industry, via a post-secondary education pathway for awardees, so that diversity within the Canadian mining industry and associated industries is improved.

Name of Scholarship: MER Memorial Scholarship

Type of Scholarship: Access and/or maintenance scholarship for academically excellent post-secondary students, non-renewable

Value of Scholarship: $2500 payable in 2 equal portions in December and the following February of the academic year fro which the award is made. In order to receive the second installment, the recipient must provide an official communication from their institution confirming successful completion of the fall semester.

Eligibility: This scholarship is open to any CIM National member (including student members), or the son, daughter or spouse of a CIM National member, enrolled, full time, at any Canadian post-secondary institution, following a program of relevance to the Canadian mining industry.  

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Note: CIM National membership is open to students from a very broad range of degree disciplines, including those that extend well beyond science and engineering. Students, and prospective students can join the CIM online at: http://store.cim.org/en/cim-national-memberships