O.E. Walli Foundation

In about 1983 the Haileybury School of Mines Alumni Association authorised the formation of a charitable foundation to handle scholarships, bursaries and awards. In 1985 the Haileybury Miners Educational Foundation was formally incorporated and established to accomplish this task.

 
In 1992 the name was changed to the O. E. Walli Foundation to honour the memory of Ossian E Walli, who served for twenty years as Principal of the Provincial Institute of Mining, the first President of Northern College and a member of the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.
The objectives of the O E Walli Foundation are:

 
To promote, encourage and foster the study of Mining Engineering Technology, Instrumentation Technology, and such other mining-related courses that may be taught at the Haileybury School of Mines;

 
To solicit funds from individuals, corporations and others and to apply from time to time, all or part thereof and the income there from for the purpose of furthering the education of students at the Haileybury School of Mines;

 
To accept donations, gifts, legacies and bequests in the name of the Foundation, and to enter in to and carry out agreements, contracts and undertakings incidental thereto;

 
To use, give, devote, or distribute from time to time all or part of the funds of the Foundation for scholarships, bursaries, subject prizes, awards, departmental equipment, campus enrichment (Library books and equipment) faculty development, sports activities and other gifts.

 
The O E Walli Foundation also administers, in conjunction with Northern College, Haileybury School of Mines, other Scholarships and Bursaries that are awarded by other trusts and foundations such as theJ P Bickell Foundation and the Major J H Rattray Memorial.

 
What follows is a description of the Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards that are held in trust by the O E Walli Foundation.

 

 
1. Entrance Scholarships:

(Note: these scholarships are awarded after full-time registration for the second semester after successful completion of the first semester)

 
The S J Mason Entrance Scholarship
This entrance scholarship is awarded to a female student entering the Mining Technology program with preference given to an Ontario resident. Value: $500

 
The Byrne, Larkin, Magrum Memorial Scholarship
This entrance scholarship is awarded to a student, preferably from the Northwest Territories, entering the Mining Technology program. Value: $400

 
The W. Asbury Wilson Memorial Scholarship
This entrance scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from one of the secondary schools, French, English, or Roman Catholic, in the District of Timiskaming entering a mining program.
Value: $300

 
Roger and Reginald Gareau Memorial Entrance Scholarship
This entrance scholarship is awarded to a Cobalt-Coleman resident graduating from one of the secondary schools, , French, English, or Roman Catholic, in the District of Timiskaming entering a mining program. Value: $250

 
HSM Alumni, Timmins Chapter, Scholarship
This entrance scholarship is awarded to a student graduating from one of the secondary schools in the Timmins / Porcupine area, entering a mining program. Value: $200

 
The Myrtel Fell Memorial Entrance Scholarship
This entrance scholarship is awarded to a student from the Red Lake Area entering the Mining Technology program. Value: $100

 
2. Continuation Scholarships (General Proficiency):

 (Note: These scholarships are awarded after full-time registration for the
semester following the semester for which the award applies)

 
The C.I.M. Porcupine Branch Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded to students in first year Mining or Instrumentation Technology programmes that attain a GPA of at least 2.5. The students must contribute or participate in student life college activities or in community events. (Students being considered for these awards may be asked to provide written documentation of their contributions or participation.) Value: $900 each

 
The Tim R Eby Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student that is doing well in Mining, Milling, or Metallurgy, works hard, is not the highest grade student but is deserving of the award. Value: $800

 
The HSM Alumni Association Instrumentation Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to an Instrumentation student after completion of first year with a high academic performance as determined by the Instrumentation Faculty.
It is awarded after registration in the second year. Value: $500

 
The Don McKinnon Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Mining Technology student returning to second year after completing the first year of studies. Value: $400

 
The James E. Grant Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a student in the Mining Technology program based on academic standing. Value: $300

 
The Frank Jubin Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a second or third year student in Mining or Instrumentation with high academic performance. Value: $300

 
The Sherman Mine Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a Mining or Instrumentation student after first year with high academic performance. Value: $250

 
Walter F. Brown Memorial Scholarships
One or more scholarships are awarded for academic excellence to first, second or third year students in the Mining Technology program. Value: $200

 
C.I.M. Thunder Bay Branch Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to a first year student in Instrumentation based on academic standing following first semester. Value: $200

 
The James E. (Jerry) Jerome Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to the highest ranking Mining Technology student after the first semester of the second year. Value: $100

 
3. Continuation Scholarships (Specific Subject Proficiency):

(Note: These scholarships are awarded after full-time registration for the
semester following the semester for which the award applies)

 
The Green Scholarship
This scholarship is awarded to the student continuing in mining education who attained the second highest grade in geology during his or her second year.
(Documented proof of continuing education may be required if the student
is continuing education at an institution other than HSM). Value: $1,000

 
The O E Walli Memorial Scholarship in Instrumentation
This scholarship is awarded to an Instrumentation Technology student after first year with high academic performance and with emphasis on chemistry. Value: $500

 
The O E Walli Memorial Scholarship in Mining Chemistry
This scholarship is awarded to the highest ranking student in the second year Mining chemistry course. Value: $200

 
4. Bursaries:

(Note: Bursaries are awarded by the OEWF to students that have demonstrated need. As such, bursaries must be applied for from the OEWF and written documentation in support of the application must be submitted. These bursaries are awarded after full-time registration for the semester following the semester for which the bursary applies.)

 
The Gordon W Kirk Memorial Bursary
This bursary is awarded on the basis of merit and need to a second or third year Mining Technology student. Value: $1,000

 
The Edwin (Ed) Short Memorial Bursary
This bursary is awarded to a student in the Mining or Instrumentation Program who demonstrates a need, based on hardship, in order to continue their education.
The award is made at the start of the second semester after registration. Value: $500

 
The Peter Gignac Memorial Bursary
This bursary is awarded during the second semester to an Instrumentation student in need and of reasonable academic standing who displays leadership in school spirit and activities. Value: $300

 
The Howard Irving Hall Memorial Bursary
This bursary is awarded on the basis of merit and need to a second or third year Mining Technology student. Value: $200

 
The John Cram Memorial Bursary Fund
This bursary is awarded to a Mining Technology student based on merit and need. Value: $150

 
The D G Treilhard Memorial Bursary
This bursary is awarded to a student based on merit and need. Value: $100

 
The Paul Hermiston Memorial Fund
These funds are available for students with suitable academic performance
and with a demonstrated acute need. Repayment may be required. Value: up to $300

 
5. University Continuation Awards:

(Note: University Continuation awards must be applied for from the OEWF. Written documentation in support of the application and proof of university registration must be submitted. )

 
John D. Frey Continuation Award
This continuation award is given to a third year Mining graduate who continues his/her studies at a university in the mining field. Value: $500

 
The Mary Millenbach Award
This continuation award is available to students with a demonstrated need who wish to continue their training at a university in a mineral industry program.
Applicants must submit a budget in support of their application. Value: up to $1,000

 
6. Prizes and Other Awards:

The E & B McBride Award in Geology
An award presented to a first or second year student for excellence in geology. Value $250

 
The Penwood Mines Prize
This general proficiency book prize is given to a third year Mining graduate.

 
The Arthur White Prize in Geology
A book prize awarded for excellence in first or second year geology.

 
Other Awards made by the Haileybury School of Mines Alumni Association (HSMAA)

 
The HSM Alumni Association Entrance Scholarship
This entrance scholarship is awarded to a local student graduating from the T.D.S.S. or E.S.S.M entering either the Mining or Instrumentation program. Value: $1,000

 
Graduation Awards
Two mining and two instrumentation students are recognized at graduation with $100