Our Partnership with BHP

Leading global resources company BHP will fund one $20,000 scholarship for a student enrolling in mining engineering at The University of Adelaide and commencing their studies in 2021.

The successful student will receive $10,000 each year for the first two years of their course and have the opportunity to develop a career-enhancing relationship with the company.

Recognising the growing demand for engineering expertise in an industry that is leading our technological future, the South Australian Government has pledged to match industry-funded scholarships. This means that one additional scholarship will involve BHP. One will be named the BHP Playford Trust Mining Engineering Scholarship and the other will be named the SA/Government/BHP Playford Trust Mining Engineering Scholarship.

BHP is a world-leading resources company with global headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. It extracts and processes minerals, oil and gas, with more than 80,000 employees and contractors, primarily in Australia and the Americas. Its products are sold worldwide, with sales and marketing led through Singapore and Houston, United States.

Located 560km north of Adelaide, BHP’s Olympic Dam is one of the world’s most significant deposits of copper, gold, silver and uranium. Olympic Dam includes underground and surface operations and operates a fully integrated processing facility from ore to metal. The underground mine is made up of more than 450km of underground roads and tunnels, with ore hauled by an automated train system to crushing, storage and hoisting facilities. On the surface, the metallurgical facility includes a grinding circuit, hydrometallurgical plant incorporating solvent extraction circuits for copper and uranium, a copper smelter, a copper refiner and a recovery circuit for precious metals.

BHP’s purpose is to bring people and resources together to build a better world through its strategy: to have the best capabilities, best commodities and best assets, to create long-term value and high returns.

BHP is among the world’s top producers of major commodities, including iron ore, metallurgical coal and copper. It also has substantial interests in oil, gas and energy coal.