$5,000 and $2,500
scholarships awarded annually to outstanding
Minnesota high school students

Are you a student pursuing a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)? PolyMet Mining is rewarding high achievers who will use their STEM education to help build a better tomorrow.

Nominate yourself or recommend a deserving student for PolyMet Mining’s Mining for Excellence scholarships. The deadline for submissions was January 15, 2023. Winners will be announced during the Minnesota State High School hockey tournament broadcast in March.

$7,500 in scholarships will be awarded to students for four-year degree, two-year degree or certificate programs.

2022 winner:


Laura Holmstrom

Roseau High School
Laura is passionate about calculus, physics and combining STEM skills with leadership. She has been accepted to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and plans to pursue a degree in industrial engineering and is specifically interested in the mining and energy production fields.

The application period is now closed.