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Graduate Student Fellowship Program

The SEGF Graduate Student Fellowship (GSF) Program provides fellowships to students who intend to pursue a course of study in economic geology leading to a Professional Master's, Master of Science (M.Sc.) and/or Ph.D. degree, with preference given to those who will be entering graduate school following completion of a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree, or equivalent. A total of US$150,000 has been, or will be, awarded to 21 students and CAN$30,000 has been, or will be, awarded to five students who are enrolled in, or will be entering, graduate school in 2017. This is one of the Foundation's three core student programs "to encourage and develop a new generation of economic geologists".

The GSF Program is supported by major grants from Anglo American, Barrick Gold Corporation, Bear Creek Mining Corporation, Coeur Mining, Newmont Mining Corporation, Pan American Silver Corp., Regulus Resources, Inc., and, an Individual Anonymous Donor. The SEG Canadian Foundation (SEGCF) continues to significantly contribute to this program.

2017 Recipients

Name Home Country Award Amount University* Degree*
Lee Alford USA US$5,000 Colorado School of Mines (USA) M.Sc.
Christopher Beckett-Brown Canada US$10,000 Laurentian University (Canada) M.Sc. Anglo American Scholar
Mary Bingham Chee USA US$5,000 Colorado School of Mines (USA) M.Sc.
Daryl Blanks United Kingdom US$5,000 University of Leicester (UK) Ph.D.
Hannah Cavallin Canada US$10,000 Western University (USA) M.Sc. Newmont Scholar
Ting Yu Chan United Kingdom US$5,000 University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong) M.Sc.
Calvin Conn USA US$10,000 Iowa State University (USA) M.Sc. Barrick Scholar
Richard Cubitt United Kingdom US$5,000 Camborne School of Mines (UK) M.Sc.
Emily Gorner Canada US$5,000 Lakehead University (Canada) M.Sc.
Sean Hillacre Canada US$10,000 University of Saskatchewan (Canada) M.Sc. Barrick Scholar
Nicholas Hillemeyer USA US$10,000 University of Nevada, Reno (USA) M.Sc. Newmont Scholar
Luke Howitt Canada US$10,000 Western University (Canada) M.Sc. Barrick Scholar
Irene Kadel-Harder country US$10,000 Iowa State University (USA) M.Sc. Anglo American Scholar
Well-Shen Lee Malaysia US$5,000 Laurentian University (Canada) M.Sc.
José Ovalle Ortega Chile US$5,000 Universidad de Chile (Chile) Ph.D.
Sarah Pein South Africa US$5,000 University of Bern (Switzerland) M.Sc.
Robert Selwood United Kingdom US$5,000 University of Nevada, Reno (USA) M.Sc.
Andrew Steiner United Kingdom US$10,000 University of British Columbia (Canada) M.Sc. Newmont Scholar
Margaret Upton USA US$5,000 University of Minnesota (USA) M.Sc. Anglo American Scholar
Rafael Vasconcellos Teixeira Brazil US$5,000 University of Campinas (Brazil) M.Sc.
Patrick Wood USA US$5,000 Colorado School of Mines (USA) M.Sc.
SEG Canada Foundation Graduate Student Fellowships
Name Home Country Award Amount University* Degree*
Lindsay Debono Canada CAN$5,000 Western University (Canada) M.Sc.
Craig Green Canada CAN$5,000 University of Victoria (Canada) M.Sc.
M. Chris Jenkins USA CAN$5,000 University of Toronto (Canada) M.Sc.
Vittoria Smith Canada CAN$5,000 Lakehead University (Canada) M.Sc.
Brodie Stroh Canada CAN$10,000 University of British Columbia (Canada) M.Sc.

*University where student is either attending (first year) or plans to attend graduate school, and degree being sought.