National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs Annual Scholarship


Are you planning a career in mine land reclamation?


Application Deadline - Passed for 2014

NAAMLP is a non-profit, professional organization that promotes the reclamation and restoration of lands affected by abandoned mining throughout the nation. Title IV of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) established the national Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Reclamation Program under the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE), U.S. Department of the Interior. SMCRA’s purpose is to reclaim land and water resources adversely affected by past coal mining and left abandoned or inadequately restored. SMCRA levies fees on active coal mining to pay the reclamation costs. Collected fees are deposited in the AML Fund and redistributed to authorized states and tribes to implement their own programs. NAAMLP is the professional association of States and Tribes that work under the auspices of Title IV of SMCRA, as amended.

The $1,500 NAAMLP Scholarship assists in the education of students who intend to work as scientists or technicians in the field of mine land reclamation.

Letters of application for this scholarship must be received by May 30 each year.

Scholarship monies will be awarded in the form of a tuition check made out to the accredited educational institution of your choice to be received at the annual NAAMLP conference. Two scholarships will be given: one to a student enrolled in a school in the Midwest or Eastern United States (generally east of the Mississippi River); and one to a student enrolled in a school in the Western United States. The scholarship holders are expected to attend the NAAMLP Annual Conference each year.. Costs (travel, lodging, per diem up to a total of $1,000) and Conference registration fees will be covered in addition to the scholarship. Scholarship recipients are expected to participate in all Conference activities. Tuition may be used at any accredited institution of higher education. The NAAMLP Scholarship must be utilized during the following school year.

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