2018 Indigenous Scholarships awarded

CMOC-Northparkes Mines (Northparkes) have announced the successful recipients of the 2018 Indigenous Scholarships, Thomas McRae and Peter Lindsay.

Thomas is from Parkes and has been accepted into the University of Newcastle to study a Bachelor of Engineering Honours Electrical and Electronic. Peter is from Tottenham and has been accepted into the University of Wollongong to study a Bachelor of Engineering Honours.

Jim Fowler, Managing Director, Northparkes, said, “It’s great to see these scholarships being presented to such outstanding students. We are proud to welcome Thomas and Peter to our employee pipeline.”

Thomas said, “I’m currently undertaking work placement at Northparkes during my university holidays. I am really enjoying the opportunity to develop relationships within Northparkes to provide potential career opportunities after completing my degree.” Peter is considering undertaking a Bachelor of Science after completing his Bachelor of Engineering Honours.

The scholarship program awards $5,000 per year to non-technical scholarship holders and $10,000 per year to technical scholarship holders. The recipients also receive a laptop to assist them with their tertiary studies. In addition to financial support the students receive work placements on site at Northparkes and throughout Australia.

Thomas and Peter join a cohort of Indigenous tertiary students across NSW who study in a variety of fields including electrical engineering, environmental science, social work, and communications and media.

The scholarship program is in its sixth year and is available to Indigenous students aged 30 years of younger who have been accepted into a tertiary degree.

About CMOC-Northparkes Mines

Northparkes is a copper and gold mine located 27 kilometres north-west of Parkes, in the Central West of New South Wales, Australia. Since 1993 Northparkes has been celebrated for our high-quality copper deposits, low cost operations and loyal, committed people. Northparkes is a joint venture between China Molybdenum Co., Ltd (CMOC) (80%) and the Sumitomo Groups (20%).


Media enquiries:

Ali Standen

Northparkes Mines

Community & External Relations Advisor

02 6861 3621


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