Engineering student wins CIM scholarship at annual mining conference
Fifth-year mechanical engineering student Nathan Ash received a $3,000 scholarship from the Canadian Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) Newfoundland Branch.
The Corner Brook-native received the branch’s Golden Jubilee Scholarship, created in 2003 to recognize the organization’s 50th anniversary. The award is given to a student majoring in studies related to the fields of interest of CIM, specifically earth sciences, geophysics, geography, economics, environmental science, engineering, business and commerce.
Mr. Ash was happily surprised when he heard he had won and said the scholarship is about much more than only the financial aspect.
“It means a lot to be recognized for my academic achievements, especially by a national organization involved with industry as the CIM,” he said. “Knowing that an organization consisting of industry professionals is investing in our graduates here at MUN and that I was a direct recipient of this investment was very special. Receiving an award like this also helps to relieve the stress of covering my costs like tuition, rent, and other expenses throughout the year. I am very thankful of the CIM for their gift and investment in my future and hope that their generosity continues to help other students and celebrates their accomplishments for many years to come.”
“We are so pleased to hear about the success of Nathan and our students,” said Dr. Greg Naterer, dean, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. “We also appreciate the investment into our students from organizations such as CIM.”
Mr. Ash received his award at the Mineral Resources Review by Praveen Jha, president of the CIM Newfoundland Branch and vice-president of operations for Tata Steel Minerals Canada.