Three Parkes students are the recipients of the Sumitomo Metal Mining Oceania (SMMO) supported Scholarship offered by CMOC-Northparkes Mines.
Carleton Magill, Evie Martin and Isaac Westcott were selected as this year’s recipients.
The aim of the scholarship program is to promote and encourage careers in the mining industry, with each student receiving $3,000.
Carleton is in his second year at the University of Newcastle studying a Bachelor of Education. “After graduation, I hope to gain employment in a primary school setting. The financial support from Northparkes will assist with purchasing the many textbooks I will need throughout my degree.”
Evie is studying a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) and Advanced Studies in Film at the University of Sydney. “I started my degree this year, and have really enjoyed being able to illustrate rural and regional stories in my assignments so far.”
Isaac is studying a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Environmental Science at Macquarie University. “I actually completed work experience with the Exploration team at Northparkes in 2018 and 2019. It was fantastic – I am really looking forward to the next opportunity to undertake work placement at Northparkes. I would like to work in the environmental management space within the mining industry,” said Isaac.