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MMSA/SMEF Presidential Scholarship  

The SME Foundation supports all efforts to recruit talented students for the minerals industry. MMSA is dedicated to promoting and improving the understanding and appreciation of the role played by mining and metallurgy in the United States. Through this joint program, the MMSA/SMEF Presidential Scholarship is awarded on an annual basis to an outstanding student whose study program encompasses any aspect of the extractive minerals industry.

MMSA/SMEF Presidential Scholarship Committee Members

Jorgensen, Mark K. Chair 2013
Marsden, John O. Member 2013
McLaren, David W. Member 2013
Schafer, Robert W Member 2013
Arnold, James R. Member 2014



For the minerals sector to remain competitive in recruiting talented students, the Foundation provides scholarships to students majoring in studies that encompass aggregates, coal, industrial minerals, metals, and related mineral sciences.




Scholarship Recipients


Tyler Morgan-Univeristy of Arizona &

SMEF President Barb Arnold


Not pictured:

William Walker-University of Kentucky







Recipient Derrick Chambers, SMEF President Barbara J. Arnold


Recipient Laird Horigan, SMEF President K. Marc LeVier


Recipient Scott Shields, SMEF President K. Marc LeVier


Recipient Alek Duerksen, SMEF President John N. Murphy


MMSA President Robert V. Washnock, recipient James J. Martin, SMEF President John N. Murphy


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