Description for RMCMI Patrons/Scholarship Committee
The Patron/Scholarship Committee will be responsible for soliciting donations to fund the scholarship program. The contact shall be by a personal call or letter, whenever possible, or through other correspondence or newsletter notices.
The Patrons, through annual contributions, fund the Institute scholarship program. Categories of donations are:
- Lignite up to $249
- Sub-Bituminous $250 through $499
- Bituminous $500 through $749
- Anthracite $750 through $999
- Diamond $1,000 through $2,999
- Diamond Plus $3,000 through $4,999
- Diamond Excellence $5000 and over
The Scholarship Co-Chair shall work with various universities, colleges, or technical schools, Mine Managers, and other venues that may wish to be involved in, or promote, the scholarship program.
The Co-Chair, or the RMCMI office, shall make the initial contact with the university or college in December requesting that the school identify possible candidates and facilitate the distribution/promotion of application forms and procedures. Each college, university, or technical school is requested to publicize the awards availability with flyers with applications and criteria the office has mailed.
Applications are due February 1st.
The Co-chair, or committee members, personally interview the candidates, generally by phone. In March the RMCMI office sends a letter of congratulations to the college/university winner and ascertains if he/she will attend the RMCMI annual meeting as a guest. In April the office sends all convention details to the various winners and makes travel arrangements for each, with copies of all such correspondence to the Scholarship Co-Chair. The office will send letters of congratulations and information to the students selected for the technical scholarships, although these technical school recipients are not currently offered the opportunity to attend the annual meeting.
The Co-Chair chairs an orientation meeting during convention for those scholarship winners attending and also chairs the presentation segment of the Scholarship Awards Luncheon, introducing the recipients and presenting certificates.