Mining Lottery Scholarship Fund

The Lottery’s purpose is to attract and develop Canada’s best and brightest to further their education within the natural resource industry. The individual grants from the Lottery will be $500, with the sole criteria being confirmed current enrollment in an earth sciences or mining engineering program at a Canadian post-secondary institution for 2021/22. 

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The Lottery Scholarship will be opening up again to give out TWO more $500 scholarships to students currently enrolled in a post-secondary program. Thank you to the Ore Group for their generosity in providing additional scholarships before the holidays! 

This summer, winners of the Lottery were selected at random, allocating ten $500 scholarships to students. Thank you this year’s sponsors, Kinross, Champion Iron Ore and YMP Toronto for their generous support in seeding the Lottery.

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Lottery Scholarship

Funded by Champion Iron, Kinross, Ore Group and YMP Toronto, YMPSF is pleased to provide a series of $500 scholarships to students enrolled in mining-related programs at a Canadian post-secondary institution for the 2021-2022 years. Winners will be chosen at random in July and August.

Started in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of mining companies have donated funds to the YMP Lottery in order to provide financial support to lucky students. 

*UPDATE: TWO more lottery scholarships are now open for applications thanks to the generosity of the Ore Group!*


  • Proof of enrollment for the 2021-2022 academic year

Deadline: August 31, 2021 11:59PM EDT


Thank you to our sponsors of the 2021 Mining Lottery Scholarship Fund

Proud Supporters of the 2020 Mining Lottery Scholarship Fund