Bank of Montreal playing its part in boosting diversity in the metals & energy finance industry

Published: 23/09/2015

Mining Journal, 18 September 2015

BMO backs mining and energy diversity by donating £90,000 (US$139,627) to provide new opportunities for women in the field.

(photo: Women in Mining UK)

The donation, made as part of BMO’s Equity through Education Scheme and funded through commissions on institutional equity trades the bank executed on September 17, will go to Imperial College in London and support three £30,000 scholarships for women demonstrating exceptional merit or potential in the MSc in Metals and Energy Finance course.

An existing student on the 2015 course would be the first recipient, with the two subsequent ones awarded annually. The scholarships provide £30,000 towards tuition fees and maintenance, according to BMO.

The one-year full-time course concerns the technical and financial appraisal of natural energy and mineral resource projects and teaches quantitative finance, accounting and strategic management within this field.

Professor Jan Cilliers, head of department of earth sciences and engineering at Imperial, said: “We are committed to attracting the best and the brightest students from all backgrounds, and this scholarship will help strengthen opportunities for gifted women in the exciting field of metals and energy finance.”

to find out more about this scholarship contact Prof Jan Cilliers

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