International Minerals Innovation Institute

The iMpowered Scholarship is part of a $510,000 commitment from the IMII, on behalf of its mineral industry members – BHP, Cameco, K+S Potash Canada, Mosaic and Nutrien, and Innovation Saskatchewan, to new scholarships to help build a diverse, inclusive and qualified workforce for Saskatchewan’s minerals industry.

The purpose of the iMpowered scholarship is to support women and Indigenous students with financial responsibilities for their family, enrolled in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science post-secondary education programs of relevance to Saskatchewan’s minerals industry, complete their education and enter careers in mining.

A maximum of two new iMpowered scholarships will be given out each year, and each student will be awarded $25,000 which may be used to cover any costs associated with their efforts to attain a higher education, such as books, childcare, tuition and transportation. Awards may be renewable, at the discretion of IMII, for subsequent years to support a student throughout their post-secondary program.

The selected students will be recognized for their academic achievements in a program relevant to mining and for their interest in and skills relevant to a career in the minerals industry.  Applicants must be enrolled in a regional college, polytechnic or university program and intend to seek a career in Saskatchewan’s minerals industry.

Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year are now being accepted.  The application form can be found at  Applications must be received by June 30, 2020 to be considered.