Byron Knelson Memorial Scholarship

Byron Knelson was the inventor of the Knelson concentrator. During his storied career, Byron changed the face of physical separation with his invention. In honour of this great inventor, his business partners Doug Corsan and Brett Knelson started the Byron Knelson Memorial scholarship in an effort to support the next generation of mining professionals in Byron’s name.

Award Details

The Byron Knelson Memorial scholarship will be awarded annually in the amount of $5000. The successful recipient will be awarded the scholarship at the annual National Canadian Mineral Processor’s Conference in Ottawa. In addition to the $5000, the recipient will be awarded with airfare and accommodation to attend the conference in Ottawa.

To be eligible to apply for the BVK Scholarship, the candidate must be enrolled in a full time undergraduate degree program at an accredited Canadian University. The award will be open to 3rd and 4th year students in a Mining Engineering discipline with specialization in Mineral Processing.

Application Process

To apply the candidate must provide the following:
• A 200-400 word submission outlining what the candidate would like to focus on in their mineral processing career. Special consideration will be given to students that demonstrate an interest in innovation and physical separation.
• Up to date transcript – this award will only use grades as an indication of background of study and not as a primary selection criteria.

Application Deadline

The Scholarship Review Committee will evaluate applications and notify each applicant of the final decision by December 15. Scholarship funds will be presented to the successful recipient at the National Canadian Mineral Processor’s Conference in Ottawa.
A complete scholarship application package must be received by November 1. Please send the application package to:

CMP Scholarship Committee

c/o Rory Cameron – NRCAN / CanmetMINING
555 Booth Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0G1
TEL: (613) 947-6604