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The Richard Osman Memorial Fund Scholarships

About the award

The Richard Osman Memorial Fund has been established in honour of Richard Osman, who graduated from the University of Exeter's Camborne School of Mines with an MSc in Mining Geology in 1999. Richard died as a result of a plane crash in May 2016, at just 40 years of age.

This fund has been founded by Richard's former employer, Centamin, with a consortium of other benefactors including Altus Strategies, Ariana and Capital Drilling also contributing.

These scholarships will enable up to two talented UK students, each year, to follow in Richard's footsteps by studying on the MSc Mining Geology programme, becoming distinguished Richard Osman Scholars. The successful candidates will receive a bursary covering their tuition fees in full, and a generous stipend of £12,000 toward living costs.

Please note that the scholarship can only be awarded to a student who has gained an offer of a place to study MSc Mining Geology at the University of Exeter, starting in September 2021. You will be asked for your University of Exeter student number upon application. If you do not have a student number you will not be eligible to apply. Please note that students paying international tuition fees are not eligible for this award. Successful applicants will be expected to write a letter of introduction and annual end of course report which will be shared with the Donor(s).

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to interview. We expect interviews to be held in late June or early July.

How to apply

Applicants are asked to submit a 500-word personal statement outline their motivation to study Mining Geology and how they see themselves pursuing a career in the mining industry.

Applicants should be submitted from this page - click  here to access the scholarships applications portal, by the 30 May 2021.


Application deadline:30th May 2021
Number of awards:2
Value:Full fee contribution plus £12k stipend
Duration of award:for 1 year
Contact: 01392 724061