Competitions and Scholarships


Anthony Lombardi, 4th year PhD Candidate, Ryerson University


“Attending COM to receive the award was a fantastic experience. In addition to communicating with and learning from distinguished metallurgists from around Canada, COM allowed me to expand my network in both industry and academia. The MetSoc doctoral scholarship is another illustration of MetSoc’s devotion to rewarding outstanding students and growing the metallurgical and materials community in Canada” .



 1. MetSoc Competitions

1.1 Student Awards

Best Poster Award

Every year, the Conference of Metallurgists and other events like the CMSC or CIM conference hosts a poster session.  This provides students and delegates with the opportunity to display their work and make new contacts within their field. Student participants compete for cash prizes. Consult this year’s list of events to see which conference offers a poster competition.


1.2 Student Chapter of the Year Competition

The Student Chapters of the Year contest recognizes Student Chapters for their programming efforts and level of member participation. The Chapter’s Report is used as the submission for the competition. Each Chapter must submit by June 1 of the year. Winning Chapters receive a cash award of $500.

To review report content: Chapter reports

1.3 Student Chapter Video Challenge Competition

Deadline for Student Chapter Challenge: June 1, 2017 

Each year, the MetSoc Board of Directors and the Student Services Chairs launch a new topic for the video competition.  Each MetSoc Chapter may enter to win this contest by submitting a team video that is reviewed by a panel of judges and presented at the Conference of Metallurgists.  The topic is announced in December of the previous year.  Teams have to apply and sign up by January 31st.


2. MetSoc and CIM Scholarships

MetSoc and CIM offer a number of scholarships for students. MetSoc in particular has two scholarships : Doctoral and Masters Scholarship.  Click here for criteria and application form:

MetSoc Masters Scholarship $3000 details  
MetSoc Doctoral Scholarship $4000 details  
Hydrometallurgy section Scholarships $varied

CIM & MetSoc also have many different scholarships which are offered through the different branches and the Canadian Mining and Metallurgy Foundation. For information concerning these others scholarships you can view the following pages:

METSOC is a constituent society of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM).
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