Mining Institute of Scotland - The Trust

The Trustees have a number of funds, which can be disbursed in certain manner and for certain purposes.

1. The Benevolent Fund

The Trustees can pay the annual income of this fund to:

Former Mining Institute of Scotland (MIS) members
Members or former members of IMM living in Scotland or who worked in connection with Scottish mining matters for at least five consecutive years
spouse, widow, widower, parent, child or former dependant of (a) or (b) who by reason of poverty, indigence, illness, disability or age are in need of relief or support.

2. The Educational Fund

This fund has three components:

2.1 Norman Henderson Prize
The Trustees can purchase annually a medal to be presented to the author of any paper considered by them to be of outstanding merit.

2.2 Sam Mavor Travelling Scholarship
The Trustees can award bursaries or prizes to a student or students of the MIS to enable them to visit places, works or mines or any such place of special interest to them as may be determined by the Trustees.

2.3 Cunningham Scholarship
The Trustees can provide scholarships for education in the science of mining, insight into contemporary mining methods, or visiting/studying mines anywhere in the world.

3. The General Fund

This fund’s purpose is to promote or otherwise benefit mining education in the United Kingdom. It can also be used to obtain and disseminate scientific knowledge and technical information conducive to the efficient and safe working of stratified deposits including arranging, hosting, sponsoring and funding conferences and seminars.

Application for assistance for any of the above funds should be made to:

Mr Keith Donaldson
Hon Secretary/Treasurer MIST
14/9 Burnbrae Drive
EH12 8AS

Tel. 0131 629 7861