Competitions and Scholarships


1. MetSoc Competitions & Awards

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. (Due to the pandemic, there was no Student Chapter winner for 2021).

To review report content: Chapter reports

1.3 Student Chapter Video Challenge Competition

(no competition scheduled for 2021)

1.4 Student Hydrometallurgy Section awards

To encourage graduate studies in the field of hydrometallurgy, the Hydrometallurgy Section offers one of many awards to honour the accomplishments of a student in the field of hydrometallurgy in a Canadian university.

For details and application: visit the Hydrometallurgy section website

2. MetSoc and CIM Scholarships

MetSoc and CIM offer a number of scholarships for students. MetSoc, in particular, has over five scholarships:

  • MetSoc Undergraduate Scholarship: $2,000
  • MetSoc Masters Scholarship: $3,000   
  • MetSoc Doctoral Scholarship: $4,000  
  • MetSoc Pyrometallurgy Scholarship $3,000
  • MetSoc Sustainability Scholarship $5,000 NEW!

Click here to learn more about the scholarships.

Hydrometallurgy section Scholarships varied

CIM also has many different scholarships that are offered through the different branches of the Institute and the Canadian Mining and Metallurgy Foundation. For information concerning these other scholarships, you can view the following page:

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