Every year we offer two tertiary scholarships and one diversity scholarship to assist local students in their studies.
The scholarships are $9,000 per year for the maximum recommended course duration, up to a maximum of four years (degrees which run for additional years require approval for the scholarship to be extended).
Scholarships are open to Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), business or other mining industry related degrees. Scholarship applications must be lodged by 31 October. An expansive advertising campaign is run through local schools and media outlets through August and September each year encouraging applications.
Selection criteria for the scholarships focus on the applicants' achievements, motivation and passion to work in a regional community.
To qualify for a Cadia Valley Operations Tertiary or Diversity Scholarship applicants must:
Live, or have their family home, in the local government areas of Blayney, Cabonne or Orange.
Apply for full time study in an undergraduate STEM, business or other mining industry related degree
Plan to begin study in next year (the scholarship cannot be deferred)
Not already be studying at university.
For the Diversity Scholarship, demonstrate they are from a diverse background.
Recipients must maintain satisfactory progress in their chosen course and pass all subjects to receive scholarship support
Scholarship recipients are required to undertake at least one work experience placement or internship in the Cabonne, Blayney or Orange Local Government Area.
Upon graduation, scholarship recipients are encouraged to return to the Orange, Blayney or Cabonne Shires to work, however, there is no requirement to work in the area or for any organisation.
Applications for 2023 will be open until Sunday 11 December 2022. For further information and to submit an application click here.
Cadia's Human Resources and Training Manager, Bridgette Byrne (left) and HR Principal, Jenny Sharp (right) with the 2019 Scholarship recipients, Gabriela Pantoja Tito, Hannah Solari and Paris Campell.