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IPMI Student Scholarship Awards For Precious Metals Research!

The International Precious Metals Institute is now accepting nominations from faculty members for its 2015 Student Award Program.

The IPMI awards up to USD$120,000 in scholarships to qualified students each year!

There are two (2) segments of Awards.

IPMI Sponsored Student Awards for Graduate Research in Precious Metals

  • We grant up to three (3) awards of $20,000 each.
    • $20,000 awarded in the name of the Student to the College or University
    • Plus, an additional $5,000 to the Student’s department
  • These are granted for technical research in precious metals (chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, etc.)

IPMI CORPORATE Sponsored Student Awards: Graduate & Undergraduate

    • We grant up to nine (9) awards of $5,000 each
    • These are granted for:
  • Technical research in precious metals (chemistry, physics, materials science, engineering, etc.)
  • Or, for study in Business or Economics of precious metals

Click Here for a quick & easy explanation of our Scholarship and Awards Programs.

  • Nominations should be made by the supervising faculty member.
  • Nominations to be submitted to the IPMI not later than January 31, 2015.


  • Nominations may be submitted electronically by email to:  mail@ipmi.org
  • Please put “Student Award Nomination” in the subject line on the email
  • Or, submit nominations in writing to:

International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI)
5101 North 12th Ave., Suite C,
Pensacola, FL 32504

Feel free to contact IPMI directly with any questions:
Email:  mail@ipmi.org
Phone:  850.476.1156




IPMI's 2nd Annual New York Platinum Dinner Recap

IPMI's Second Annual Platinum Dinner was another complete success! With tickets sold out as early as July this year, it was a must attend event in which more than 240 attendees enjoyed mingling at a cocktail hour in the Kennedy Ballroom of the Palace Hotel before moving on to the dinner in the resplendent Holmes Ballrooms. The attendees enjoyed a frank, often humorous discussion by the popular Fox Business News Anchor Stuart Varney. Mr. Varney, whose presentation was entitled, "21st Century America: A new Day in Politics, Culture and Business" which touched on varying topics including immigration, financial trends and the future of the financial market. He then graciously took questions from the audience and posed for photographs with dinner guests. Plans are already underway for the Third Annual Platinum Dinner. We hope to see you there!

Thank you to the 2014 Sponsors of the IPMI 2nd Annual Platinum Dinner!

Brinks Global Services USA
Dillon Gage
Duesmann & Hensel
Gero Family Trust 
Heraeus Inc. 
Johnson Matthey 
Mastermelt Group of Companies
Mitsubishi Corp 
Panhandle Converter Recycling 
Sabin Metal Corp 
Scotia Bank 
Via Mat International 
   (USA) Inc.

Toyota Tsusho America, Inc.

Dunbar Armored

Colt Refining, Inc. 
Sabin Metal Corp 
Via Mat International (USA) Inc.


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