The AusIMM EEF Scholarship Program

AusIMM EEF Program

Applications for the 2017 AusIMM EEF Scholarship Program are CLOSED

The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy support students who are strong leaders by awarding them The AusIMM Education Endowment Fund (EEF) Scholarships. These scholarships will reopen in July 2017 for 2018 applications for the following scholarships:

  • The Sir Frank Espie/Rio Tinto Leadership Award – $15 000 per annum
  • The AusIMM EEF Premium Scholarships – $11 000 per annum
  • The AusIMM EEF PhD Award – up to $25 000 per annum.


  • Access to quality mentoring with an industry professional.
  • Participation in a one-week field intensive to a mineral-rich region of Australia.
  • Career-building networking opportunities.
  • Development of personal and professional skills.
  • Significant financial support during the course of their studies.

For more information please contact or phone +61 3 9658 6100.


Photo: Jaxon Evans
The 2016 Sir Frank Espie/Rio Tinto Leadership Award - Jaxon Evans

Jaxon is in his 5th year of university studying a Master of Professional Engineering (Mining) at the University of Western Australia. Prior to this he studied a Bachelor of Science (Mining, Finance) also at UWA.

Jaxon has sought to broaden his industry knowledge during his studies by getting as much experience as he can, completing 5 internships across a range of companies. This has included engineering roles for BHP Billiton and Buru Energy, as a market analyst for Coffey International, as an offsider for Terra Drilling, and as an intern for Dalian Bolong Investment Holdings Group in Dalian, China. Outside of university, Jaxon studies Chinese at the Confucius Institute, and loves going scuba diving in the South West where he grew up.

Jaxon has been involved with The AusIMM since 2014 and is currently president of the AusIMM UWA Student Chapter.


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The 2016 Sir Frank Espie/Rio Tinto Leadership Award - Georgia Wulf-Rhodes

Georgia is currently in the third and final year of her Bachelor of Science degree (Geology, Chemistry) at the University of Tasmania. She plans to pursue further study (Hons, MSc) in the future.

Over the past year Georgia has built her skills and network within the minerals industry by spending 12 months in Perth, Western Australia, to gain industry experience and to undertake cross-institutional study at Curtin University.

Georgia's work experience ranges from working as a chemistry vacation student (Nyrstar Hobart), metallurgical technician (ALS Metallurgy), geology student (Perth Core Library) and an undergraduate geologist at BHP Billiton's Mount Whaleback operations in the Pilbara. She is looking forward to commencing a graduate program next year allowing further development of her skills and knowledge of the mining industry.

Georgia has been a member of the AusIMM since 2013 and previously chaired the AusIMM Tasmania Student Chapter during 2014-15. She is now working with the Student Chapter in a Vice President position. Currently Georgia is developing knowledge relating to investing and is looking forward to spending time bush walking and climbing within Tasmania during 2016.

Current premium scholarship holders.

Previous Sir Frank Espie/Rio Tinto Leadership Award Winners.

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ausimm EEF Program

Recipients of the 2015 EEF Scholarships on the Field Intensive in Mount Isa with AusIMM leaders Dale Sims and Chris Carr.