Steven C. Potter Scholarship
Scholarship Description
Steven C. Potter was a well-respected, well-liked, and highly successful economic geologist who worked his entire career in pursuit of discoveries, largely across North and South America, for companies such as Ranchers Development, Homestake, Bear Creek Mining, Kennecott Exploration, and BHP Billiton, in addition to several successful junior exploration groups. The Steven C. Potter Scholarship (Potter Scholarship) is to be awarded annually to a graduate student who is an SME student member, and whose thesis is directed toward furthering the understanding of ore deposit systems and their formation, geologic mapping and analysis of an ore deposit or mining district, or developing concepts or tools that may be used in economic geology or exploration. To submit an anonymous recommendation letter for a student, please email it to with the student's first and last name and the scholarship name as the file name.
Steven C. Potter Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be a graduate student in good standing as an SME member.
2. Demonstrate a desire for and a probability of success in career in the minerals industry.
3. Be enrolled in a minerals-related program or a recognized geology program, offering courses in economic geology or mining geology.
4. Submit a short statement (one page) describing applicant's interest in and passion for exploration geology.
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