Western Australian Mining Club Indigenous Scholarship

Every year the WA Mining Club, in conjunction with industry co-sponsors, offers a number of scholarships to encourage and foster the development of the next generation of leaders within Western Australia’s mining sector. It is intended that the Indigenous Student Scholarship will be awarded to an indigenous student pursuing post-secondary study, either at TAFE (including apprenticeships) or at University.

Additional benefits:

Scholarship recipients will be offered a mentoring program, provided by industry participants from the Scholarship co-sponsors. Each recipient must meet with their mentor at least four times during 2021, ideally in person.  Winners in regional or remote locations can meet via telephone or teleconferencing. Mentors will provide advice in relation to networking, making progress in the mining industry and other topics as agreed between the recipient and the mentor;


Scholarships recipients are eligible for vacation employment, if available, from the Scholarship co-sponsor. Other work opportunities may also be available as agreed between the recipient and the co-sponsor;


Apart from the financial support provided by a Scholarship, winners and finalists will have the opportunity to network with the WA Mining Club’s extensive network of mining professionals. All finalists selected by the selection panel will receive a complimentary membership to the WA Mining Club in 2021/22 to enable them to network with members at luncheons and other events.

Scholarship details

Value: Value may vary

Duration: 1 Year

Application dates


Close: 25/06/2021


This scholarship is for:

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants
Financial equity
Academic merit

Areas of study:

  • Any Area of Study

At Institution:

  • WA Universities

Study level:

  • Undergraduate
  • VET courses

Study Load:

  • Full Time
  • Part Time


  • WA

Eligibility Criteria


Students who intend to study at a Western Australian University in 2022 may apply for one or multiple Scholarships;

The selection of each scholarship recipient is completed by a panel from the scholarship co-sponsor and a representative of the WA Mining Club. The selection panel considers the applicant’s;

Please note for Indigenous applicant’s futher study applies also to any TAFE in WA;

Academic and/or work record;

Personal and financial circumstances;

Potential and commitment to achieve a position of leadership in, or significant contribution to, the mining industry.