MineARC Systems America is excited to announce the 2021 South Dakota Mines Mine Rescue Team Scholarship recipient, Stephen Dobie.

The scholarship is provided to one active participant of the school’s Mine Safety and Rescue Team (MSRT) to support their ongoing education. Recipients must maintain a minimum GPA to be eligible for, and retain, their scholarship while also demonstrating a strong dedication to safety and mines rescue.

Mr Dobie has been involved with the MSRT for over three years and will continue to volunteer with the group in his final year of study. He is currently undertaking an engineering internship at Sibanye Stillwater while completing a Bachelor of Mining Engineering and is expected to graduate in May 2022.

“Stephen was selected not only for his proven academic standing but for his commitment to building awareness of mines rescue and the success of the Mine Safety and Rescue Team and its participants,” explained James Rau, General Manager of MineARC Systems America.

Mr Rau continued to say, “we have seen past recipients flourish, becoming strong leaders not just within the team but also the mining community, and look forward to seeing Stephen progress.”

About the South Dakota Mines Rescue Team Scholarship

MineARC Systems America has been supporting the South Dakota Mines Mine Rescue Team Scholarship since 2017. It was set up to train the next generation of leaders within the mining industry and ensure that safety and people are prioritised.

Stephen was grateful to be acknowledged as the 2021 recipient, “I’m very thankful to MineARC and the selection committee for rewarding me this scholarship. It will go a long way towards helping me manage my student debt and allow me to focus on my education at South Dakota Mines.” Further stating, “…it felt good to be recognised for my commitment to my education and the South Dakota Mines Mine Rescue Team.”

MSRT is a student-based activity covering different aspects of the mining industry, such as emergency response, safety, mine communications, and logistics. Therefore, safety, excellence, and professionalism in both the school environment and professional endeavours are critical.

Previous Scholarship Winners

South Dakota Mines Mine Rescue Team Scholarship, proudly supported by MineARC Systems America

  • 2021 Scholarship (FY 21/22): Stephen Dobie
  • 2020 Scholarship (FY 20/21): Kat Heaton
  • 2019 Scholarship (FY 19/20): Jacob Collier
  • 2018 Scholarship (FY 18/19): Andrew Bauman
  • 2017 Scholarship (FY 17/18): Sky Dragoo

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