Kristopher Schaff, a Montana Tech Mining Engineering senior from Roundup, Montana, has been honored with a Copper Club Scholarship for the 2017/2018 school year. The specific scholarship is the Barry Feldman Memorial Scholarship. The $10,000 scholarship was endowed in memory of Barry Feldman, who was the global head of physical trading at Red Kit Capital Management for many years, and unfortunately passed away in 2014.
Typically, five internationally competitive scholarships are awarded annually by The Copper Club, Inc. with the top award being as much as $10,000.
Established in 1994, The Copper Club makes contributions from accumulated excess funds to causes and educational programs associated with the copper industry. In this manner, they assist exceptional students preparing for careers in fields related to all facets of the copper industry including mining, geology, mineral processing and extractive metallurgy. The criterion for the scholarship is academic excellence and need of financial assistance. Since 1999, 13 Montana Tech students have won this prestigious award.