Coeur Alaska Donates $300,000 to Environmental Science Endowment at UAS
It all began in 1991 when Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (now Coeur Mining, Inc.), parent company for Coeur Alaska, received the first-ever $20,000 DuPont/Conoco Environmental Leadership Award.
Date of Press Release: November 19, 2020
It all began in 1991 when Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (now Coeur Mining, Inc.), parent company for Coeur Alaska, received the first-ever $20,000 DuPont/Conoco Environmental Leadership Award. Coeur took the money and used it to establish an endowed scholarship at the University of Alaska Southeast now known as the Coeur Alaska - Kensington Gold Mine Environmental Science Award. Coeur Alaska has continued to donate additional funds to the endowment over the years and this fall they generously donated $300,000 to the fund in support of UAS Environmental Science students.
“This scholarship demonstrates Coeur Alaska’s commitment to both Environmental Science and to Southeast Alaska. Here at UAS we are thrilled to have Coeur Alaska as a partner in preparing our next generation workforce that is committed to responsible resource development,” said Chancellor Karen Carey.
The purpose of the scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to Marine Biology and Environmental Science students. Recipients of the award must be an Alaska resident and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (GPA). The award is structured to have a preference for Juneau students first, and for students coming from Southeast Alaska second. Since its inception, the endowment had awarded over $23,000 to 35 students. This academic year, four students received an award of $1,000 each.
Coeur Alaska is committed to responsible resource development and the protection of our environment," said Mark Kiessling, General manager of Coeur Alaska Kensington Mine. "We are proud of our long-standing partnership with UAS and pleased to provide funds to help develop Alaskans into the next generation of environmental scientists and marine biologists."
For more information on the Coeur Alaska – Kensington Gold Mine Environmental Science Award contact Lynne Johnson, UAS Director of Development & Alumni Relations at 907.796.6416. Information on how to apply for the scholarship can be found on the UAS Financial Aid webpages.
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