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Cadia Valley Operations is owned by Newcrest Mining Limited and is one of the largets gold mining operations in Australia. Operations include two underground mines and an ore processing facility.

Tertiary Scholarships

Cadia Valley Operations (Cadia) currently offers Tertiary and Indigenous Scholarships to local secondary school students. To be eligible for a scholarship with Cadia, students must:

  • Live, or have their family home, in the local government areas of Orange, Cabonne or Blayney.
  • Apply for full time study in three or four year undergraduate degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) or business related degree.  
  • Plan to study the year they receive the scholarship (the scholarship cannot be deferred).
  • Not already be studying at university.
  • Applicants for the indigenous scholarship must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent.

Scholarship support is $9,000 per year and for the minimum recommended course duration, up to a maximum of four years. The scholarship program is open to all disciplines.  A shortlist of successful applicants will be interviewed by a panel.


Applications for Cadia's 2021 Scholarship Program have now closed.  

Scholarship photo 2019

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.