Mining engineering alumnus to establish $1 million endowment

A Montana Tech alumnus and retired international mining executive has established a $1 million endowment that will be used to fund scholarships for students studying in fields that support the mining extraction industry.

Arthur H. “Art” Ditto has pledged to donate $1 million over the next two years to establish the Arthur Ditto Scholarship Endowment, which will be managed by the Montana Technological University Foundation.

“Montana Tech is fortunate to have individuals like Art who invest in the University by providing scholarship support that will be transformative in the lives of our students,” Chancellor Les Cook said. “Student success is one of the three goals of our strategic plan and generous gifts like this help to make this a reality.”

Ditto graduated from Montana Tech in 1964 with a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering. His subsequent career spanned four decades around the globe. His work was vital in developing mines in the Salt Lake City area in the 1980s. More recently, Ditto held executive positions with Katanga Mining Ltd., that rebuilt and operated major copper/cobalt mines and extraction facilities in the Congo, and Kinross Gold Corporation, a Toronto-based company with operations in the U.S., Canada, Chile, Brazil, Africa and the Russian Far

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