Gold Industry Group founding member Ramelius Resources is supporting future gold industry leaders through the Tim Prime Memorial Scholarship Program.

Run in conjunction with Curtin University’s Western Australian School of Mines (WASM), the one, two or three-year scholarship is helping WASM students reach their full potential.

Students like Eoghan McCallion, a second year mining engineering student and the 2015 scholarship recipient.

“The scholarship money will help me relocate to Kalgoorlie to further my studies with the WA School of Mines next year and gain some experience on a mine site,” Eoghan said.

“I’m really looking forward to my time in the Goldfields and experiencing first-hand connections to the industry.

“It will be great to work and study in the heart of the gold industry and in a community which has evolved around gold.”

The scholarship, worth up to $18,000, enables Ramelius to engage with future industry leaders and provide hands-on experience to aspiring gold miners like Eoghan.

“It’s always been about gold for me,” he said.  

“I’m drawn to the challenge that gold mining presents. I’m fascinated by the technical requirements and precision necessary to extract gold from the ground.”

“It’s an honour to receive the scholarship from Ramelius and I look forward to continuing a relationship with them throughout my studies”.

Ramelius Resources initiated the scholarship after acquiring a tenement at Spargoville in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder region. The landowners requested that the payment be used for a two-year scholarship at WASM in memory of their son Tim Prime, a former graduate who passed away following a battle with cancer.

The scholarship was first offered in 2008 and Ramelius has continued the tradition ever since. The scholarship, initially offered to engineering students, expanded recently to include Geology and Metallurgy as well as Engineering. Ramelius has proudly supported three university students to date.

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