SINReM student Ogonna Emenaha from Nigeria was awarded a Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) 75th Anniversary Scholarship. In addition to recognizing outstanding geoscience students across the globe, the scholarship program offers mentorship and financial resources to fund and support graduate research. Of the 400+ applicants drawn from over 45 countries, Ogonna Emenaha was considered as one of the top candidates for the scholarship.
“I owe the SINReM program a great deal for providing me with the requisite skills and experiences that enabled me to design a compelling motivation letter for the scholarship. One key area of consideration by the scholarship committee was the quality of the courses and projects I had taken in the last year and whether they matched SEG objectives. The SINReM courses I had offered at Ghent University and Uppsala University clearly met the sustainability objectives of SEG and by default gave my application a strong advantage.
The scholarship body also made specific reference to my proposed thesis on ‘hydro-geochemical modelling of trace elements in wastewater environments’, noting that it was well within the scope of SEG targeted projects, and expressed their willingness to fund the research. In the coming year, I will be working with Dr. Alizee Lehoux, a soil and hydrological geochemist, to meet the objectives of my thesis. Thanks to the generous support of SEG, I will be able to contribute to sustainable change in the raw materials sector, and I am glad SINReM will be a part of that journey.”