What is the CIM?

The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is a national not-for-profit society for professionals and students in the mining, metallurgy, and oil & gas sectors. The society boasts over 40 regional branches across the country that support their members and communities through networking events, community outreach programs, technical presentations, and conferences.


The CIM Porcupine Branch serves the local mining community in the Timmins area, and was established with three primary goals: to provide networking and professional development opportunities for its members; to recognize excellence and greatness in the community; and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and technology.

The Scholarships

As part of recognizing local excellence and facilitating the exchange of knowledge within the local mining community, we are proud offer a total of $10,000, awarded by merit to Grade 12 students from the Timmins area entering a Canadian post-secondary institution in a program or discipline that is closely related to the mining industry.


Modern mining operations are large, complex, and employ many people with different educational backgrounds. For this reason, our scholarships are open to students entering a mining-related program, including, but not limited to, the following:


• Engineering • Geology • Environmental • Metallurgy • Industrial Hygiene • Human Resources • Automation • Instrumentation • Occupational Health


Students will have the opportunity to describe their prospective academic and career paths as part of our application process. We highly suggest that applicants include their reasons for choosing their field of study and describe how it relates to the mining industry.

Who is Eligible?

Scholarship Application Form

The CIM Porcupine Branch High School Scholarships are open to Grade 12 students in their final year of study and currently enrolled in one of the following schools:


• Roland Michener Secondary School

• Timmins High & Vocational School

• École publique Renaissance

• O’Gorman High School

• École secondaire catholique Thériault


Students must be planning to enroll in a Canadian post-secondary institution in a program or discipline related to the mining industry.

How to Apply

Three (3) items are required for a complete application:


1. Online Application Form – Applicants must complete the online application form to the right that indicates their post-secondary education program of choice, including the institution name, program or degree title, and their expected enrollment date.


2. Official Transcript – Applicants must upload an official transcript of grades signed by the principals office. Transcripts must include previous year's marks in addition to interim marks for the current year. Uploaded files should be in PDF format.


3. Short Summary of Interest – The applicant must also provide a short summary (maximum 500 words) of why they wish to enter a mining-related field, their community involvement, and any other extra-curricular activities or interests that the applicant believes will help to strengthen their application. The Summary of Interest can be typed into the application form to the right.


The CIM Porcupine Branch Executive and Board of Directors will review all applications, and successful applicants will be selected based on academic merit, community involvement, and their desire to enter into a mining-related program. Successful applicants will be asked to provide an official transcript of final high school grades, official proof of enrollment in their program, and proof of tuition payment before any monies are disbursed.


Applications for these scholarships will be accepted in both English and French.


Only applications submitted through the CIM Porcupine Branch website will be accepted.

Changes to Post-Secondary Program

The CIM Porcupine Branch recognizes that the application process for post-secondary institutions is very competitive and may result in students enrolling in programs other than those specified in their Application Form. In the event that the program or discipline has changed, the CIM Porcupine Branch Executive and Board of Directors will determine, at their sole discretion, whether the program or discipline still satisfies the criteria of the scholarship.

Application Deadline

All applications must be submitted online or by email by May 24, 2019.

Contact Information

For questions regarding the CIM Porcupine Branch High School Scholarships, please email info@cim-porcupine.org.


Thank You,


CIM Porcupine Branch Executive

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