Resolution Copper Scholarship Programs

The Resolution Copper  Scholarship Programs provide financial assistance as a means of encouraging graduating high school seniors to further their education and to recruit students of promise into the mineral exploration and/or mining industry and related fields.

Scholarship applications for 2017 are now open. For applications and guidelines, click on one of the following links:

Resolution Copper General Scholarship Grant
Resolution Copper Native American Scholarship
Resolution Copper Steven L. Besich Leadership Grant (one-time grant for Superior and Globe students)
John Rickus Scholarship

Applications are due to Resolution Copper by June 30, 2017.

 Sustainable development in our community

Resolution Copper is made up of people who live and work in the Copper Triangle, Copper Corridor and nearby tribal communities. We care about our communities, and want to help them thrive. We also know that if we want to build a strong business, we need the support and partnership of strong communities.

We rely on our neighbors to tell us what matters most and make long-term investments in programs and initiatives that can deliver sustainable benefits for the community.

In 2015, Resolution Copper funded more than $729,000 to 88 local groups and organizations, including 16 academic scholarships.

  • STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education plays a big role in educating the workforce of the future. In the last decade, we’ve invested in programs that can pique kids’ interest in STEM, so they are more likely to gain the skills that can fuel career success. We invested $206,000 in STEM education during the 2015/16 school year and used another $75,000 to fund teacher training and popular programs like Lego Robotics with surrounding schools such as Superior High School, Miami High School, Globe High School and the San Carlos Secondary School.
  • Every year we give scholarships of up to $3,000 to qualified students from the Copper Triangle area, and also offer financial assistance to graduating seniors from Superior High School who are interested in pursuing a career in mining or related fields.
  • Our sixth-month training program helps prepare students for potential jobs at the proposed mine. Trainees include students from the Copper Triangle and members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, Gila River Indian Community, Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community, Ft. McDowell Yavapai, and the White Mountain Apache Tribe.
  • In the next five years, we will invest $165,000 in maintaining rescue equipment for the Queen Valley Fire District, training their team and supporting the life-saving work they do.

 Apply for a grant

We offer grants to non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status and to programs that share our values and align with our commitment to the surrounding communities. Fill out the application to apply for a grant. We also consider in-kind donations to organizations that meet criteria.


 The community working group

More than a dozen people from Superior, Queen Valley and the surrounding communities make up an organization called the Community Working Group. Members of the group are business leaders, community leaders, representatives of local organization and citizens who are interested in the project and committed to the Copper Triangle.

Every month, we meet with the group and talk about the project, our plans and progress and, most important, listen to their feedback and ideas. These meetings are open to the public.

The Working Group helps us stay regularly connected with our communities, understand their concerns and make better-informed decisions.

For more information about the Community Working Group, please visit