SMMO is a joint venture partner of Northparkes. The scholarship is an investment above and beyond Northparkes’ existing programs.
Scholarship holders receive $500 for successful completion of Year 11 and $1,000 for successful completion of Year 12. $2,000 is also granted to those scholarship students who enter and successfully complete their first year at university in a mining related course.
In addition to financial support provided by SMMO, Northparkes offers work experience and career mentoring to SMMO scholarship holders both onsite and throughout Australia.
Since its inception in 2014, seven local students have received the Scholarship. Ben Bevan, a former SMMO scholarship holder, recently joined the Northparkes team as Apprentice Electrical Fitter.