MMSA/SMEF Presidential Scholarship

The SME Foundation supports all efforts to recruit talented students for the minerals industry. Mining & Metallurgical Society of America, MMSA is dedicated to promoting and improving the understanding and appreciation of the role played by mining and metallurgy in the United States. Through this joint program, the MMSA/SMEF Past Presidential Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to an outstanding student whose study program encompasses any aspect of the extractive minerals industry.


For the minerals sector to remain competitive in recruiting talented students, the Foundation provides scholarships to students majoring in studies that encompass aggregates, coal, industrial minerals, metals, and related mineral sciences.

2020 MMSA/SMEF Presidential Scholarship recipients

Sena Cicek, West Virginia University and Deniz Talan, West Virginia University.

 NOTE: All incomplete SME Foundation Scholarship applications will not be considered.

Submission deadline: 
October 15, 2021

Submission Procedure:

Applications must be submitted online.
Qualifications and Requirements (PDF)

Application process is now closed

If additional information is requested, contact or 303-948-4200 or 800-763-3132.

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