Glencore has awarded a range of scholarships to help set North-West Queensland students and employees on a pathway to success.
They include the Vic Stampton Technical Growth Scholarship, honouring a long-time supervisor of mining research at Mount Isa Mines.
The scholarships provide financial support to assist successful recipients in their first year of university studies.
This year’s recipients are Camden Mitchell and Freya Allen, who are planning to study in Brisbane for a Bachelor of Engineering, as well as Grace Mclauchlan, who will complete a Bachelor of Geological Science and Business.
Ms Mclauchlan currently works as an assistant planner for the concentrator at Ernest Henry Mining.
“I’m very excited about my upcoming adventure at university as well as living at college – it’s going to be a great experience,” she said.
“I’ll definitely miss my family and friends in Cloncurry, where I’ve lived for the past 18 years, and it will be hard to leave but I certainly won’t miss the 4.30am starts or the heat!”
Local Spinifex High School graduate Cody Burnett and Good Shepherd Catholic College students Tara Gavan, Taku Tembo and Henry Carland were the recipients of this year’s Glencore Student Excellence Scholarships.
These $5000 scholarships support graduating Year 12 students from the North West region to enter full-time tertiary studies.
Glencore Copper Assets Australia chief operating officer Matt O’Neill said the scholarships rewarded high achieving students who were good role models with a strong sense of community.
Pathway to Trade Scholarships were awarded to Kirralee Adams
and Yuri Tutor – both Mount Isa locals who were part of Glencore’s School Leavers Pathways Program.
Mr O’Neill said up to two trade scholarships per year were awarded to support employees in pathway programs looking to continue their career into an apprenticeship.