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Max Eden Bursary

Max Eden Bursary

Max Eden Bursary

The Max Eden Memorial Bursary was established in the early 1990s by the AusIMM Far North Queensland Branch to financially assist secondary students enrolling in minerals-related tertiary courses at university. It is designed to assist with the cost of technical publications in the transition from secondary to tertiary education.

The Bursary was named to honour the late Max Eden, founder of the Far North Queensland Branch  and is based on academic merit, the Principal’s recommendation, and applicants complying with the education and geographic criteria of the operational requirements.

The prize consists of a single payment up to $2,000.



The Bursary is awarded to the successful candidate who enrols at university for a mining or mining related subject for the first year of the course. Applicants must be residents of northern Queensland, completing their year 12 studies in the year in which they apply.

Appropriate courses include:

  • Bachelor of Engineering in Mining, Metallurgy or Applied Geology/Earth Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Geology, Metallurgy or Applied Geology/Earth Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Metallurgy or Geology/Earth Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science or similar course

Applications close 30 November each year


Applications are now closed

Interesting facts

The Max Eden Bursary has been named in honour of the late Max Eden, who was a much-loved committee member and character of the local AusIMM branch. As a qualified mining engineer, he established a family-operated alluvial tin operation in the Far North Queensland region following his early years with MIM Holdings Ltd. Unfortunately for his family and the mining industry, Max died suddenly at a young age.

The Bursary has been operating for more than 20 years with many successful applicants now occupying responsible positions within the resources sector. Funds to establish this Bursary were obtained from a very successful heap leaching conference run in Cairns by the local Branch in the mid-1980s.


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