Competitions and Scholarships

Aleksandra Nastic

Aleksandra Nastic – Recipient for 2020 Doctoral Scholarship Award



“My accomplishments and set goals are being supported by a scholarship that is intended for students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement and interest in the material’s field.

The MetSoc’s scholarship is a great opportunity for all students to highlight their research work and showcase the boundlessness of the material’s research area.”


Margaret Wilson

Margaret Wilson – Recipient for 2020 Master Scholarship Award



Winning this award encourages my continuation in the material engineering discipline and in research allowing me to improve my research skills, while extending my knowledge in this field.”



William Dixon

William Dixon – Recipient for 2020 Undergraduate Scholarship Award




As the industry adapts to meet the challenges of tomorrow, awards like this continue to open doors to new opportunities that help shape our shared future.





 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.

To review report content: Chapter reports

1.3 Student Chapter Video Challenge Competition

no competition scheduled for 2020

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 Hydrometallurgy section website


2. MetSoc and CIM Scholarships

MetSoc and CIM offer a number of scholarships for students. MetSoc, in particular, has three scholarships: Doctoral, Masters and Undergraduate Scholarship.
Click here for criteria and description:

  • MetSoc Undergraduate Scholarship: $2000
  • MetSoc Masters Scholarship: $3000   
  • MetSoc Doctoral Scholarship: $4000  
  • MetSoc Pyrometallurgy Scholarship $3000

Click here for your department to submit an application.

Hydrometallurgy section Scholarships varied

CIM & MetSoc also have many different scholarships that are offered through the different branches 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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