MetSoc Pyrometallurgy Graduate Scholarship – in honor of Professor Toguri

Purpose of the Scholarship

The purpose of the MetSoc Pyrometallurgy Graduate Scholarship, in honor of Professor Toguri, is to encourage and support the attainment of educational goals by students who have demonstrated a high level of academic achievement at a Canadian university.

Scholarships Terms

One award shall be made each year. However, the Award Committee may decide not to make an award if a suitable recipient is not identified. The value of the scholarship is a single payment of $3,000 CAD. The amount of the award is reviewed annually by the Pyrometallurgy Section of MetSoc. No single individual should hold more than one scholarship award within MetSoc including its Technical sections in a given year.


The candidate should be registered in a Master’s/PhD program in the field of pyrometallurgy during the 2021/2022 academic year in a Canadian university.

Nomination Procedure


a. The applicant’s resume; including related experience in the field of pyrometallurgy. Indicate internships, work and/or co-op experience, academic courses and projects related to the pyrometallurgy. Current involvement in extracurricular activities is a plus.

b. A copy of the applicant’s academic transcripts to date from the applicant’s school(s).

c. Student statement of intent; including the applicant’s career/educational objectives in pyrometallurgy, how this scholarship would help her/him in achieving these objectives, future plans to stay involved in the pyrometallurgical industry or research community (max. 1 page).

d. Name of at least one reference to be contacted upon request.

e. The applicant should be willing to become a member of the CIM MetSoc Pyrometallurgy section, attend the Pyro section meetings on a regular basis, help in future conferences or section activities.

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Selection Criteria

The nomination criteria: are academic excellence, research potentials, leadership, community service and extra-curricular activities. The adjudication of the scholarship shall be made by the Metallurgy and Materials Society of CIM. In making its determination, the MetSoc Pyrometallurgy Executive Committee will consider the academic excellence of the nominee and make a selection on the basis of demonstrated achievement and potential for significant contributions to the field.

Recipient’s Obligation

The Award shall be presented at the Conference of Metallurgists. At that time, the recipient may be requested to speak on a subject of major interest to him/her in the field of metallurgy.

Information for the Student Scholarship Recipients

We encourage student recipients to apply for student travel funding (if travel is more than 500km) through the MetSoc Student program to help subsidize travel costs. The Pyrometallurgy section may grant the student recipients a complimentary ticket for the award banquet.

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