The Wesley L. Bender Scholarship Fund


To honor our award winning editor of the Primer Newsletter, the Golden West Chapter of the International Society of Explosive Engineers has created the Wesley L. Bender Scholarship fund.    Wesley L. Bender, as a Co- Founder of the GWC, has tirelessly devoted his time and energy to advance the cause of the Explosives industry.   Two individual scholarships of $500 per semester will be awarded to the sons or daughters of employees in the explosives industry or an industry employing explosives in their field who wish to pursue collegiate studies relating to our industry and in the application and use of explosives.



The 2013 recipient of one of the Scholarships is Holly Haughy.

Her award has continued through 2014, 2015 and 2016.  Holly attends the

University of California at Santa Barbara and is the daughter

of Jim and Carey Haughy Of Blue Mountain Minerals in Columbia, California.


The second Scholarship will be available starting with the fall 2017 semester.  Applications for this scholarship will be accepted starting June 1, 2017.


Criteria for acceptance, the application form and the application process

 can be found HERE.