John Kaminski Memorial Scholarship Program

Due to the Covid Pandemic we did not receive any applications for our 2019-20 Scholarship so the Section has decided to re-open the Application Period until October 15, 2020.   Selection and award of the 2019-20 $1,000 Kaminski Scholarship will be made at that time and while you are at it, don't forget to put applying for the 2020-2021 Kaminski Scholarship on your calendar for the Spring.

The Pennsylvania-Anthracite Section of Society of Mining Engineers / AIME sponsors the John Kaminski Memorial Scholarships for mining-related engineering or science majors for Pennsylvania students.  

We annually award One (1) $1,000.00 scholarship for a Graduating High School Senior College or University Undergraduate scholarship for enrollment and attendance in an engineering or science program related to mining at a school in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

The Graduating Senior Scholarship is a one-time only grant issued for freshmen attending their first semester in the fall of academic year.  The College/University Undergraduate Scholarship is for High School Senior Scholarship winners and current undergraduate students and may be renewed upon application if satisfactory progress (>3.0 GPA) towards an appropriate degree is maintained.


Information about the scholarship grants can be obtained from your school’s guidance counselor, downloading the attached application form or by contacting us at:

Pennsylvania Anthracite Section SME/AIME

C/O John R. Ackerman, P.E., P.G., BCEE, F.NSPE, F.ASCE, F.SME

Scholarship Chairman at 


The deadline for consideration for the 2020-21 Scholarships is May 15, 2021.


A check for $1,000 will be presented to the selected students at the Section’s Annual Meeting and Dinner in late June for the fall semester.  If available, the students and their parents will be guests of the Society.

Kaminski Application

Kaminski Instructions


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