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UCA and RETC SCHOLARSHIPS

If you are interested in a career in underground engineering, we can help you get there.

Scholarship opportunities exist to help further your career aspirations. Apply for conference participation and academic scholarships. Review the list of scholarships, guidelines and applications instructions below and apply

Applications open March 1st and will close May 1st.

 

UCA and RETC  Conference Attendance Scholarships:

UCA Young Member Conference Attendance Scholarship

UCA Young Members (UCAYM) Scholarship for Conference Attendance provides selected students with an opportunity to attend the RETC Conference or NAT Conference in the year that they are held where they can experience first-hand the challenges, opportunities and rewards of a career in the field of tunneling and underground construction.

UCA Young Member Scholarship for RETC Attendance include:

- Conference Registration

 

- A one-year student membership to UCA of SME

- An invitation to the UCAYM Networking Event and the Scholarship

- Orientation at the conference

- Conference Proceedings

- Valuable opportunities to network with industry experts and potential employers

- A $1,000 issued to you for attending the conference.

RETC Scholarship for Conference Attendance Award

The Rapid Excavation and Tunneling Conference (RETC) is a biennial international conference dedicated to the exchange of new developments in the technology of underground rapid excavation and tunneling on a global scale. The RETC Attendance Award provides selected students with an opportunity to attend the RETC or NAT Conference. Applicants must be full-time freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, or graduate students with a designated major in an applicable field of engineering (civil, mechanical, mining, electrical, geological) or construction management. Applicants must have a demonstrated interest in the underground industry.

Scholarship Description

Up to 12 recipients will be selected. Each recipient will receive:

• RETC or NAT Conference Registration

• Round-trip airfare to Conference

• Hotel Accommodations at the conference hotel

• Conference Proceedings

• Social Function Tickets

• $200 stipend for miscellaneous cash needs

Recipients are responsible for their own ground transportation and for any other expenses, including meals, other than the social functions provided.

UCA and RETC Academic Scholarshps:

RETC Executive Committee Academic Scholarship

The Rapid Excavation & Tunneling Conference (RETC) of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration annually awards one or more scholarships to promising college students who desire to develop their skills in the tunneling industry. The total amount of the award (approximately $5,000) is apportioned to one or more students at the discretion of the RETC Executive Committee.

Also receives:

• RETC or NAT Conference Registration

• Round-trip airfare to the Conference

• Hotel Accommodations at the conference hotel

• Conference Proceedings

• Social Function Tickets

• $200 stipend for miscellaneous cash needs

Recipients are responsible for their own ground transportation and for any other expenses, including meals, other than the social functions provided.