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In 2012, the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) and its members created the Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship ($5,000 value) for university students interested in a career in mineral economics. The scholarship was established in memory of MAC’s former Vice President of Economic Affairs, Paul Stothart.

Please read the following information for more details about the scholarship, who is eligible, application requirements and how to apply, or click here to download the scholarship information.

About the Scholarship

Each year, MAC will award $5,000 to a recipient of the Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship. Candidates must be enrolled in a Canadian university studying either a Bachelor or Master of Economics, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and must demonstrate an interest in mineral economics.

In 2012, MAC and its members established the Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship following the passing of its valued colleague. Paul Stothart was an accomplished professional who was committed to advancing the Canadian mining industry in his role as MAC’s Vice President of Economic Affairs, which he held from 2006 to 2012. This scholarship will be awarded to students who showcase similar passion for a rewarding career in the Canadian mining and metals sector.

Applications must be submitted by May 17, 2024. 


Candidates must be enrolled full-time in their second, third or fourth year of a Bachelors of Economics degree or in their first or second year of a Master of Economics or MBA program. Applicants must also demonstrate an interest, supported by current or intended course work, in mineral economics or mining commerce.

Application Requirements

Applicants will be considered based on their academic achievement, as well as their submission demonstrating their commitment to a career in Canada’s mining industry. Scholarship application packages must be submitted by May 17, 2024 and must include the following:

  1. One letter of referral from a professor of economics and/or mining
  2. A short essay (500 words or less) on your vision for the future of Canada’s mining industry
  3. Your resume
  4. An official, sealed copy of your current academic transcript

How to Apply

Please send completed scholarship submissions to Lynne Gratton at by May 17, 2024.

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