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Call for High School Students: Doe Run Offering Summer Explosives Camp Scholarship

The Doe Run Company (Doe Run) is offering one full scholarship to the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) 2020 Summer Explosives Camp in June. Interested students from qualifying school districts must apply for the Explosives Camp online, then mail the Doe Run scholarship application by April 15.

Missouri S&T’s Explosives Camp is considered the first camp of its kind. High school juniors and seniors gain hands-on experience with the safe handling and shooting of explosives for a unique look at how explosives are used in different industries.

Doe Run’s scholarship covers the full $1,450 camp cost, and is available to students who will be high school juniors or seniors in fall 2020 at the following districts: Potosi R-3 District; Kingston K-14 District; Iron County C-4 District; Bunker R-3 District; Valley R-VI District; Salem R-80 District; Southern Reynolds Co. R-II District; Steelville R-III; St. Francois School Districts West County- R-4, Central R-3 and North R-1, and Lesterville R-IV. Interested students can obtain a scholarship application through their high school principal or guidance counselor’s office. Scholarship recipients will be notified by May 1.

The camp includes demonstrations, field trips to operations – such as one of Doe Run’s mines, student projects, and ends with a bang with the shooting of a fireworks display. Qualified students who have passed a background check through the federal Safe Explosives Act are permitted to handle explosives.

The 2020 Explosives Camp will have two sessions – June 7-12 and June 14-19.


Complete the online application at out this form and mail along with:

A maximum 500-word essay (same essay as entered online above) on “Why I am interested in a career focusing on the application of explosives.”A one-page letter of reference from a teacher or school counselor.A one-page resume showing any work experience, community/school involvement and any awards.Mail this completed scholarship application to:

Dr. Gillian Worsey

Depart. of Mining and Nuclear Engineering

226 McNutt Hall

1400 N. Bishop Ave

Rolla, MO 65409-0450

Scholarship application must be received by April 15, 2020.

The Scholarship Selection Committee will select and contact the scholarship recipient by May 1st. If you have any questions, please contact: Gillian Worsey at:

Explosives Camp Scholarship Committee



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