International Minerals Innovation Institute

iMpowered Scholarship

The iMpowered scholarship supports women and Indigenous students on their education journey. 

To be eligible, you must be:

  • enrolled in a regional college, polytechnic, or university program in Saskatchewan that is related to mining,
  • intend to seek a career in the Saskatchewan minerals industry, and
  • have a direct financial responsibility to your family.  Family is inclusive of children, dependent care, extended family under your care, and elder care.

If eligible, you can receive up to $25,000 to cover costs associated with attaining an education such as tuition, books, childcare, transportation, and rent.

Who does it help

The scholarship is for students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and computer-science post-secondary education programs.

The mining and minerals industry employs over 100 occupations in these areas.  Possible career opportunities include:

  • underground and production miners
  • heavy equipment operators
  • process operators
  • power engineers
  • mining engineers
  • civil, geological, chemical, and mechanical engineers
  • electrical and electronic engineers
  • metallurgical and materials engineers
  • environmental engineers
  • geoscientists
  • biologists
  • civil engineering technologists and technicians
  • chemical technologists and technicians
  • electrical engineering technologists and technicians
  • mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
  • industrial engineering technologists and technicians
  • drafting technologists and technicians
  • financial auditors and accountants
  • human resource professionals
  • financial analysts
  • occupational health and safety
  • inspection technicians
  • logistics coordinators
  • land surveyors
  • information systems analysts

How to apply

To apply for the scholarship, you will be required to compete an application and essay.  You will need to provide a copy of your letter of acceptance for your program and an official transcript of your most recent academic program.  Enrollment must be maintained throughout the academic year.

The application form will consist of five sections:

  • Personal information
  • Previous academic achievement
  • Current academic goals
  • Work history 
  • Extracurricular activities

You will be required to submit an essay in a written or video format.  If you need assistance with your essay, you can request an IMII representative to help you prepare your essay through an interview process.

The deadline to apply is June12, 2022.  Scholarship winners will receive notification by August 19, 2022.

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Get help applying

If you have any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact us at 306-668-2070 or email us at admin@imii.ca.

The essay portion of your application is the opportunity to tell us about you, your situation, your career goals, and why you are the best candidate for this scholarship.  The Essay Guidelines document has been prepared to assist you with your essay.

Past Winners

2022:

  • Tia Tootoosis, Power Engineering Program, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
  • Tashrwin Tarique, Power Engineering Program, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
  • Royce Bigsky, Chemical Technology Program, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Joshua Cossette, Power Engineering Technology Program, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Jodi Delorme, Environmental Engineering Technology Program, Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Read the news release.

2021:

  • Lovely Es Amuan, Mining Engineering Technology Program, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Nicole Launders, Mining Engineering Technology Program, Saskatchewan Polytechnic,
  • Michelle Low, Mining Engineering Technology Program, Saskatchewan Polytechnic 
  • Xiaoying (Sharon) Wang, Geomatics/Surveying Engineering Technology Program, Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Renewed)

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2020:

  • Michelle Low, Mining Engineering Technology Program, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Vonda Roberts, Exploration and Mine Engineering Program, Northlands College
  • Xiaoying (Sharon) Wang, Geomatics/Surveying Engineering Technology Program, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Corine Strube, Chemical Technology Program, Saskatchewan Polytechnic (Renewed)

Read the news release.

2019:

  • Mulaina Boissoneau, Chemical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan
  • Corine Strube, Chemical Technology Program, Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Read the news release.

 

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