Newmont Boddington Mine has developed a scholarship to provide financial support to Indigenous students enrolled in full-time study at Murdoch University who want to work in mining.
The Newmont Kalyagool Kadadjiny Scholarship is valued at a total of $24,000 over three years.
Each semester the successful scholarship recipient will receive a $500 book voucher, $1500 payment after HECS census date and then $2000 on successful completion of the semester – that is a total value of $8000 each year.
NBM general manager Darren Hall said the scholarship marks an important milestone in NBG’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
“In the local Noongar language kalyagool kadadjiny means ‘always thinking, listening and learning’ and not only reflects the intent of the scholarships, but also Newmont’s approach to diversity and inclusion across the site,” Hall said.
To be eligible, applicants must be an Australian citizen or permanent resident, of Aboriginal descent and be intending to enrol, or be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate degree at any one of Murdoch University’s campuses.
Applications must include a personal statement on how the student’s course relates to the mining industry and is of benefit to the community, career aspirations and linkage to country.
They must also supply a written reference from two people who are qualified to comment on their academic studies, including former employers, and appropriate members of the community who can verify contribution to the community.
Preference will be given to students from the South West of West Australia with specific cultural linkage to the Gnaala Karla Booja Native Title Claimant Group and/or other Noongar people.
Applications close on March 13.
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