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The Peter Munk Scholarship 2019

The Peter Munk Scholarship represents passion for both education and mining in Canada. Peter Munk was one of Canada’s great entrepreneurs and philanthropists who founded his most significant venture, Barrick Gold Corp., in 1983 and built it into the world’s largest gold mining company in less than twenty-five years. He did so by leading a small team of partners who trusted one another implicitly and who together balanced boldness and prudence in the pursuit of fierce entrepreneurial ambitions. Having come to the industry as an outsider, Munk defied its conventions and implemented an innovative hedging program that helped to propel Barrick to success.

About the award

Funded by Barrick Gold Corporation, YMP is pleased to award a $10,000 scholarship to one student enrolled in the 2019/2020 academic year and pursuing a career in mining who embodies Peter Munk’s legacy of perseverance and entrepreneurialism. The winner of the scholarship will also be eligible to interview for an internship with Barrick.

How to apply

In 1000 words, describe your experience with perseverance and overcoming challenges.

Additionally, please use whichever creative medium you wish (music, photography, video, poetry etc.) to portray the overcoming of a challenge.

The YMP scholarship review panel will value the creativity and eloquence of the essay and creative piece along with academic excellence and extra-curricular involvement.

Application Instructions:

• Create a new folder on your computer titled “Firstname Lastname YourSchool YourProgram” and add:

  1. Your 1000 word application
  2. Your creative portion of the application
  3. Your most recent academic transcript
  4. Your updated resume

• Zip/compress this folder

•Click “Apply Now” below

•Click “Choose files” and upload your zipped/compressed folder as one file

Due by 11:59pm on August 31st 2019

Please contact scholarships@youngminingprofessionals.com with any questions, concerns or comments.

About our sponsor

Barrick is a world leading gold mining company that has operations and projects in 15 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Mali, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, United States, and Zambia.

The Company’s shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GOLD, and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ABX.

Please direct any questions or comments to: scholarships@youngminingprofessionals.com

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