Rio Tinto has launched its Central Queensland University scholarship program for 2017, available to first year science, engineering, business, information technology or health and medical students at the university’s Mackay campus.
The Rio Tinto Hail Creek Mine CQUniversity Scholarship Programme has run annually since 2008, with five scholarships worth $4000 available.
The scholarships are given over a two-year period and provide other opportunities including work experience, networking, mentorships and mine site visits.
So far, the scholarship program has played a part in launching the careers of 50 students such as trainee engineer Meagan Rose.
Rose’s scholarship included a six-month placement at the Hail Creek Mine working in field maintenance, and she went on to receive further success in the mining industry.
Rowan Munro, Hail Creek Mine general manager said, “We are very pleased to support scholarships in a range of disciplines that will ultimately service the needs of our local community for many years to come.”
“These scholarships provide students a unique opportunity to stand out from the crowd and a great introduction to the competitive world of work.”