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Brothers Share Recognition
Paul and Peter Mather have a lot in common. For example, they’re brothers, they have a passion for mining, and they shared the $10,000 renewable McIntosh Engineering Scholarship in 2013 in recognition of their exceptional potential. Peter, older by 16 months, said there was no one he’d rather split it with.This scholarship will go a long way toward helping us both accomplish our goals. I plan to gain a sound understanding of mining and management, work all over the world for a respected company, and potentially work my way to the top.
Scholarship Precursor to Internship
Ryan Hancock was one of several mining engineering students to receive 2017 George Delos Gardner/Eugene Delos Gardner Scholarships. The financial support made it possible for him to work as a mine manager at the UA’s student-run San Xavier underground mine, do volunteer work and get an internship at Freeport-McMoRan, which led to a full-time job.I grew up knowing my family could not afford to put me and my two siblings through college. Without scholarships, I would likely never have gotten this job, because I would have had to work on weekends.
Funds Broaden Student Experience
The Tucson section of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration, or SME, partnered with corporate sponsors to award more than $26,000 in scholarships to 23 mining engineering students in 2013. Ashlyn Hooten said the support allowed her to spread her time between schoolwork, Freeport-McMoRan internships, the San Xavier Mine rescue team, Engineering Ambassadors and SME.SME has been so generous with scholarships, and I am so thankful for everything they give that allows me to continue to reach all of my educational goals.