MMSA/SME 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/SME 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.

Joe Bindner
Hannah Chop

2022 MMSA/SME Presidential Scholarship recipients

Joseph Bindner, Colorado State University and Hannah Chop, Pennsylvania State University

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

Submission deadline: 
October 15, 2023

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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