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February 25, 2022

PolyMet awards 2021 Mining for Excellence scholarship

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Every year, we seek the state’s top high school students who demonstrate potential in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Our Mining for Excellence scholarship rewards high achievers and helps fund their education to become the scientists, thinkers and leaders of a better tomorrow.

Finding one recipient out of the 50 exceptional nominees was no easy task, and due to capacity regulations at the Minnesota State High School Boy’s Hockey Tournament, we headed to Nisswa to present the scholarship to this year’s winner:

Mary Moore of Brainerd High School was awarded a $5,000 Mining for Excellence scholarship. She plans to pursue a degree in computer science and is specifically interested in machine learning and robotics. Mary is the lead programmer on her school’s robotics team, and says she hopes to change the face of STEM by becoming a role model for young girls interested in science and math.

“The STEM field is at the forefront of every influential change in our lives, and what is created today has the power to completely alter how we will live tomorrow,” she said.

Congratulations to Mary and we wish her the best of luck at college.

We have awarded $55,000 in scholarships to 15 Minnesota students to date.

Want to apply for our 2022 Mining for Excellence scholarship? We begin accepting applications in the spring.

Visit Mining for Excellence to see scholarship details.

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