Each year, MAC will award $3,500 to a recipient of the Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship. Candidates must be enrolled in a Canadian university studying either a Bachelor or Master of Economics, or a Master of Business Administration (MBA), and must demonstrate an interest in mineral economics.

In 2012, MAC and its members established the Paul Stothart Memorial Scholarship following the passing of its valued colleague. Paul Stothart was an accomplished professional who was committed to advancing the Canadian mining industry in his role as MAC’s Vice President of Economic Affairs, which he held from 2006 to 2012. This scholarship will be awarded to students who showcase similar passion for a rewarding career in the Canadian mining and metals sector.

Applications must be submitted by May 15 of each year. The recipient will be announced by June 30, and the scholarship will be awarded prior to September 1 of each year.


Candidates must be enrolled full-time in their second, third or fourth year of a Bachelors of Economics degree or in their first or second year of a Master of Economics or MBA program. Applicants must also demonstrate an interest, supported by current or intended course work, in mineral economics or mining commerce.

Application Requirements

Applicants will be considered based on their academic achievement, as well as their submission demonstrating their commitment to a career in Canada’s mining industry. Scholarship application packages must be submitted by May 15 of each year and must include the following:

1. One letter of referral from a professor of economics and/or mining

2. A short essay (500 words or less) on your vision for the future of Canada’s mining industry

3. Your resume

4. An official, sealed copy of your current academic transcript

How to Apply

Send completed application packages by May 15 to:

The Mining Association of Canada
1100-275 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H9

For further information, please contact: Marilyn Fortin at mfortin@mining.ca or 613-233-9392 ext. 322.