Mining company starts scholarship at Western Nevada College

While a new Canadian mining company explores and discovers gold and silver deposits in Northern Nevada, it is also providing funding to assist Western Nevada College students to make educational discoveries.

Millennial Precious Metals has established a $3,500 yearly scholarship at WNC for students who focus on mining-related interests such as biological, physical, and environmental sciences: engineering, mathematics, and physics.

The 18-month-old mining company headquartered in Toronto is owned by a group of millennials. They plan to use a systematic and scientific-based exploration program to develop and advance their company in the near future. One of those projects is located north of Lovelock and is named “Wildcat.”

Even though the open pit drilling project isn’t named after Western Nevada College’s mascot, the Wildcat site is an exploration opportunity just like WNCs campuses are for its students exploring and pursuing the many career possibilities higher education provides.

Besides an interest in mining-related subjects, Millennial Precious Metals prefers scholarship recipients to reside in Lovelock or Gerlach or more widely in Pershing County or Northern Washoe County, but a student’s address won’t exclude them from the scholarship.

Millennial Precious Metals’ Wildcat Property is located on a portion of 17,612 acres of federal land off 7 Troughs Road and is administered by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.

For information, contact the WNC Foundation at 775-445-3240 or


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