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   Mining Leaders Scholarship * [F16564]

Mining Leaders Scholarship * [F16564]

An asterisk (*) indicates that this scholarship is governed by conditions. This scholarship is governed by the University Policy on Establishment and Award of Scholarships except as set out in the conditions that follow.

The statutory entity, the Faculty of Business, is known as the UWA Business School.

Resource Capital Funds together with Ausenco, St Barbara Limited and Trafigura have established the Mining Leaders Scholarship Fund to provide up to two scholarships valued at up to $15,000 each to encourage students with an interest in the resources and/or mining sector to undertake relevant full-time undergraduate or postgraduate study. The scholarship is intended for students who demonstrates leadership potential and who have an interest in joining the resources and/or mining sector.

The scholarship is awarded in accordance with the following conditions.

Title
1.
The scholarship is called the Mining Leaders Scholarship.

Purpose
2.
The purpose of the scholarship is to encourage students who demonstrate leadership potential and who have an interest in the resources and/or mining sector to undertake study described in 4(1)(b).

Value
3.
The value of the scholarship is $15,000.

Eligibility Requirements
4.(1)
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship an applicant must—

(a) be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia;

(b) enrolled in or intending to enrol in one of the following courses:

(i) a postgraduate degree course by way of coursework or coursework and dissertation in the UWA Business School; or

(ii) an honours course in commerce or economics in the UWA Business School; or

(iii) the final 48 points of the combined course leading to the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Engineering degrees; or

(iv) the final 48 points of the combined course leading to the Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Engineering degrees; or

(v) the final 48 points of the combined course leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science (with a major in Geology or a programme in Geology and Resource Economics); or

(vi) the final 48 points of the combined course leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Science (with a major in Geology or a programme in Geology and Resource Economics);

(2) Applicants referred to in (1)(b)(i) must have a background in resources and/or mining.

(3) Applicants referred to in (1)(b)(ii) must be proposing a dissertation topic related to the resources and/or mining sector.

Body Responsible for Selection
5.
The selection committee for the scholarship comprises—

(a) the Dean of the UWA Business School, or nominee, as Chair;

(b) two nominees of the Dean of the UWA Business School; and

(c) two nominees of the Mining Leaders Scholarship Fund.

Selection Criteria
6.
The scholarship is awarded to the applicant who, in the opinion of the selection committee, best demonstrates—

(a) academic achievement; and

(b) an interest in resource and/or mining; and

(c) leadership skills or potential.

Selection Process
7.
(1) The selection committee assesses applicants against the selection criteria and prepares a short list.

(2) Short-listed applicants are interviewed by the selection committee.

Advertising
8.(1)
The UWA Business School advertises the scholarship.  

(2) Resource Capital Funds, Ausenco, St Barbara Limited and Trafigura may conduct additional external advertising in order to attract Engineering and Commerce/Engineering graduates who are currently working in the mining/resources industry or other related industries.

Awarding Body
9.
The scholarship is awarded by the UWA Business School, on the recommendation of the selection committee.

Duration of Award 
10.
The scholarship is tenable for two semesters which are normally consecutive.

Concurrent Awards
11.
The scholarship cannot be held concurrently with other awards.

Application Procedure
12.(1)
Written applications addressing the selection criteria must be accompanied by—

(a) a letter outlining the applicant's experience and/or interest in the resources and/or mining sector;

(b) for applicants who have undertaken study at a tertiary institution other than The University of Western Australia, a copy of the applicant's academic record from that institution;

(c) a curriculum vitae that includes at least the following information:

(i) academic achievements such as prizes and scholarships;

(ii) employment experience (if relevant);

(iii) leadership positions held at school, university, in the community and in the workplace; and

(d) a brief description of the proposed research project (if relevant).

(2) Applications must be submitted to the Faculty Administrative Officer of the UWA Business School by the advertised closing date.

Publications
13.
Any thesis, dissertation or other publication resulting from research undertaken by the recipient while in receipt of the Mining Leaders Scholarship must acknowledge the support of the scholarship and carry the University by-line.

Intellectual Property
14.
Intellectual property is governed by the University's Intellectual Property policy available on the University's website at http://www.universitypolicies.uwa.edu.au/page/117132.

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