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SEGF Graduate Student Fellowship Awards

The SEGF Graduate Student Fellowship 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$199,500 was awarded to 33 students, however 2 awards totaling US$6,700 were ruled ineligible and therefore not disbursed, and CAN$30,000 was awarded to five students who will be, or who are currently enrolled as, first-year graduate students in this calendar year. This is one of the Foundation’s three core student programs "to encourage and develop a new generation of economic geologists". The SEGF Graduate Student Fellowship Program is supported by major grants from AngloGold Ashanti Limited, Barrick Gold Corporation, Gold Fields Exploration Inc., and Newmont Mining Corporation. The SEGCF (SEG Canadian Foundation) continues to significantly contribute to this program.

2012 Recipients

Name Home Country Award Amount University* Degree*
Andersson Alirio Acevedo Serrato Colombia US$7,500 University of Campinas (Brazil) M.Sc.
Michael Berger USA US$10,000 Colorado School of Mines (USA) M.Sc., Newmont Scholar
Veronica Emilia Bouhier Argentina US$3,500 Universidad Nacional del Sur (Argentina) Ph.D.
Laurisha Bynoe Canada US$4,500 University of Western Ontario (Canada) M.Sc.
Jack Dann Canada US$2,500 University of Ottawa (Canada) Ph.D.
Matthew Dunlop USA US$5,000 Indiana University (USA) M.Sc.
Vlad-Victor Ene Romania US$10,000 University of Toronto (Canada) M.Sc., Newmont Scholar
Katherine Suzanne Frank USA US$7,500 Iowa State University (USA) M.Sc.
Timothy G. Gross USA US$10,000 Colorado School of Mines (USA) M.Sc., Barrick Scholar
Sarah Heinchon USA US$7,500 University of Alaska, Fairbanks (USA) M.Sc.
Michael D. Hendrickson USA US$3,700 Colorado School of Mines (USA) M.Sc.
Sara E. Hoffritz Denmark US$4,000 University of British Columbia (Canada) M.Sc.
Russell Johnson South Africa US$ University M.Sc.
Name Country US$4,000 University of Witwatersrand (South Africa) M.Sc.
Mathias Koester Germany US$3,700 Technisch Universität München (Germany) M.Sc.
Patrick Loury USA US$10,000 University of Utah (USA) M.Sc., Gold Fields Scholar
Matthew J. Manor USA US$10,000 University of British Columbia (Canada) M.Sc., Newmont Scholar
Alysha McNeil Canada US$3,500 University of Western Ontario (Canada) M.Sc.
Brian McNulty USA US$4,000 University of British Columbia (Canada) M.Sc.
Jason D. Mizer USA US$3,800 University of Arizona (USA) M.Sc.
Kathryn O’Rourke USA US$3,800 South Dakota School of Mining & Technology (USA) M.Sc.
Evan Orovan Canada US$4,500 University of Tasmania (Australia) Ph.D.
Adam Pacey UK US$7,500 Imperial College of London (UK) Ph.D.
Justin Palmer USA US$4,500 Colorado School of Mines (USA) M.Sc.
Name Country US$ University M.Sc.
Michael James Power Canada US$10,000 University of Ottawa (Canada) M.Sc., Gold Fields Scholar
Anne Rahfeld Germany US$3,800 Colorado School of Mines (USA) M.Sc.
Juanita Rodriguez Melo Colombia US$10,000 Universidad Estadual de Campinas (Brazil) M.Sc., Gold Fields Scholar
Simone Runyon USA US$7,500 University of Arizona (USA) M.Sc.
Amy Tuzzolino USA US$3,500 University of Alaska, Fairbanks (USA) M.Sc.
Zachary Vance USA US$3,000 New Mexico Tech (USA) M.Sc.
Stephanie Wafforn Canada US$10,000 Oregon State University (USA) M.Sc., Barrick Scholar
Theresa (Morrison) Zajac USA US$10,000 University of Utah (USA) M.Sc., Barrick Scholar
SEG Canada Foundation Graduate Student Fellowships
Name Home Country Award Amount University* Degree*
Erin Brittany “Britt” Bluemel Canada CAN$5,000 University of British Columbia (Canada) M.Sc.
Eric Buitenhuis Canada CAN$5,000 University of Western Ontario (Canada) M.Sc.
Kristy Long Canada CAN$5,000 University of Maryland (USA) M.Sc.
Alexandra McGladrey Canada CAN$7,500 Queen’s University (Canada) M.Sc.
Alexander Timofeev Canada CAN$7,500 McGill University (Canada) M.Sc.

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