Scholarships

Two great opportunities to attend the NAT Conference in June in Washington, D.C. Follow the links below for more information and to apply!

UCAYM - Scholarship for NAT Attendance

Applications are due on April 25, 2018.
(Applications are now closed.)

The North American Tunneling Conference is the premier biennial tunneling event for North America featuring a technical program focused on current tunneling projects, challenges and successes. UCA of SME Young Members (UCAYM) Scholarship for NAT Attendance provides selected students with an opportunity to attend the NAT Conference. The goals of the UCAYM Scholarship for NAT Attendance are to increase exposure to available career opportunities in the underground industry and provide educational and networking opportunities to future underground industry professionals.


UCA - NAT Student/Professor Conference Scholarship

Applications are due on April 16, 2018.

(Applications are now closed.)

The NAT Conference is administered by the Underground Construction Association (UCA), in conjunction with the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, Inc. (SME). The scholarship will be awarded based on an evaluation by Committee and approved the by the Executive Committee of UCA of SME. If a student is unable to establish a team with a professor, they may still be considered as an individual. The number of Professor/Student team scholarships issued is dependent on the number of applicants received. The selection process will evaluate the applicant’s ability to convey their interest in underground construction, GPA, and the professors desire to become involved and support the underground industry. Applicants should also be prepared for a potential interview.