$6,000 I am a Miner Scholarships – Europe 2023

Written by Michael Nz. on August 15, 2022

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Metal Mining, Minerals Industry
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    WIM - Women In Mining, Ecuador https://www.wimecuador.com/ For More Information, Please Contact Directly: Women In Mining Ecuador Sofía Ortiz E-mail: [email protected] Telephone: +593 98 719 2588 Torata Mining Resources TMR SA Ricardo Flores Email:[email protected] Telephone: +593 96 701 9460 Lowell Mineral Exploration SA María Fernanda Poveda Email: [email protected] Telephone: +593 99 655 6655

This scholarship is tailored for Ecuadorian women and workers in the mining industry.

Who awards the scholarship?

Solaris Resources|WIM Ecuador|Torata Mining Resources

Scholarship Description

The Soy Minera scholarships are proposed as a result of the strategic alliance between WIM Ecuador and Solaris Resources to promote the participation of women in the mining industry and responsible mining and best practices in the industry with a gender focus. 

This year in the Second Edition, Torata Mining Resources and our ally Solaris Resources join forces to support the financing of the program, committing one more year to also support with additional scholarships so that more students can participate in our program.

If you are a female university student who has chosen a career related to mining and you demonstrate your effort every day for the benefit of academia and industry, we reward your academic achievements by helping you finance your career or a complementary student training program.

In 2021, the Soy Minera Program awarded 5 scholarships to students from different careers in various provinces of Ecuador. Our Fellows are a benchmark at the national and regional levels.


In Ecuador, mining is a developing industry that is emerging as one of the economic engines of the country’s development and opens a competitive professional market in which women can find important opportunities.
In accordance with the objectives of the United Nations 2030 Agenda, seeking gender equality and promoting inclusion and diversity is one of the objectives to achieve sustainable development.
According to data from the Gender Survey carried out by WIM Ecuador and EITI, there are 16% of women currently working in mining in Ecuador.


Solaris Resources was the first company with operations in Ecuador that collaborated to promote this scholarship program with WIM Ecuador, as a strategic challenge for the industry.
With this program, we seek to raise awareness about the importance of preparing women to be mining professionals and link other companies and industry players to participate as sponsors in the following chapters, accepting the challenge “I am a miner” sequentially. This year, Torta Mining Resources accepted the challenge and will support this scholarship together with Solaris.

Scholarships for engineering or bachelor’s degrees in careers related to mining in Ecuador 2022.

Develop a scholarship program to collaborate with the education and training of female students who have opted for mining, promoting their inclusion in the industry through a strategic challenge to link other main industry players in the following grants.

Leadership, academic excellence, transparency, attendance, equal opportunities, and equity.

SCOPE: National.
COMMUNICATION IMPACT: National and international.

Ecuadorian female university students registered in a career for mining who are enrolled in Universities or Institutes domiciled in Ecuador and recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (SENECYT).

USD. 12,000 (twelve thousand United States dollars) to be delivered in USD amounts. 1,000 or USD. 2,000 per student.

RACES THAT PARTICIPATE. The participants must be students of the careers indicated in this scholarship offer:
1. Mining Engineering
2. Geology
3. Environmental
Engineering 4. Civil Engineering
5. Social Work
6. Communication
7. Others related to mining

a. The granting of scholarship quotas is subject to demand and the budget assigned to these scholarships.
b. The scholarship can be for face-to-face, semi-face-to-face, or virtual studies.

What benefits do the Soy Minera Scholarships offer?

This year 8 scholarships will be awarded (payable for a single occasion), and distributed as follows

A. SOLARIS BIDDER: USD. 6,000 (six thousand United States dollars).
2 scholarships are available per USD 2,000 each aimed at students nationwide.
2 scholarships are available per USD 1,000 each aimed at students nationwide.

B. TORATA MINING RESOURCES OFFER USD 6,000 (six thousand United States dollars).
2 scholarships are available per USD 2,000 each directed exclusively to students from or residing in the province of El Oro.
2 scholarships are available per USD 1,000 each aimed at students nationwide.

NOTE: Resident students or students from the province of El Oro may only apply for one type of scholarship, in this case, the one intended for this specific group and sponsored exclusively by Torata Mining.

What are the requirements to achieve one of the Soy Minera Scholarships?

1. Be a student of the careers indicated for this scholarship.
2. Be legally enrolled in a University in Ecuador.
3. Take the degree from the third semester onwards.
4. Have an average equal to or greater than 8/10 in the current semester and in the previous semester.
5. Have a minimum attendance record of 80% (whether in virtual or face-to-face mode).
6. In the case of graduated students: Being in the process of preparing their thesis.

WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE Members of the selection committee or their relatives, employees, or collaborators. Relatives shall be understood as persons who have the status of spouse, children, adoptees, or relatives up to the third degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity inclusive.
b. Students with less than 3 semesters at the University.
c. Students who are pursuing their studies with another similar student scholarship.
d. Professionals graduated from a university career.
and. Professionals pursuing a master’s degree.

How do I apply?

1. Complete the form available at this link during the registration period informed in this announcement.
2. Add the requested attachments. Don’t forget to fill in all the information. There will be no period for rectification of requirements.
3. Check your Preselection results on the WIM, Solaris, and Torata social networks during the dates indicated in the attached calendar.
4. Check the final results on WIM social networks and check your personal email.

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