Providing scholarships for students interested in the fields of mining and industrial minerals in Indiana.

Indiana Mining and Mineral Education Program

We believe that education is an important part of being successful in a life-long career. The Indiana Mining and Mineral Education Program (or IMMEP) wants to help students interested in mining related careers achieve educational goals without financial road blocks. Whether your are a new high school graduate, a college student on track to a career in mining, or an industry employee looking to expand your career, IMMEP can help.

What is IMMEP?

2019 Scholarship Application

2019 Returning Scholarship Applicants

What is IMMEP?


IMMEP is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit charitable organization started by the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association in 2015. As its parent organization, the Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association (or IMAA) provides staff support and currently manages the day-to-day activities of IMMEP.

2018 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients.

Evan Buechlein, Heritage Hills High School

Recipient of an IMMEP Scholarship

In my free time I enjoy being outdoors riding dirt bikes, fishing and hunting. Year round I work on a turkey farm doing small time renovations, maintenance and tending to live stock. In high school my favorite classes were calculus and physics. I am honored to receive this scholarship.

Evan plans on attending the University of Southern Indiana to become a Civil Engineer.

Cole Dilbeck, Wabash Valley College

Recipient of the Bill Boatman IMMEP Scholarship

My name is Cole Dilbeck. I live in Owensville, Indiana. I enjoy working outside and working on cars and trucks. I currently work for A&B Contracting where I mow grass and service mowers. My favorite classes in school are Ag power where I can work on older tractors and other farm equipment. I also enjoy welding class. My hobbies include purchasing older vehicles on Craig's list that I can work on then turn around sell for a small profit.

Cole is attending Wabash Valley College in the Diesel Equipment Technology program.

Quirin Gauck, North Decatur High School

Recipient of the Ralph Rogers IMMEP Scholarship

I truly appreciate being selected for the Ralph Rogers Scholarship. I would like to thank you for your support in helping me further my education in pursuit of a career in the aggregate industry.

Quirin currently works at a sand and gravel operation while attending Ivy Tech Community College.

Cameron Horan, Trine University

Recipient of the Dick & Bill Irving IMMEP Scholarship

Hello, my name Is Cameron Horan and I'm currently studying Civil Engineering at Trine University. I'm from Osgood, Indiana which is a small rural town in Southeastern Indiana with one stoplight. I'm all about the outdoors and being active and I feel that my hobbies and interests show just that. For example, I played soccer, basketball, baseball, and golf in high school and enjoy camping, boating, and hiking with my family. As for my favorite subject, I would have to say that Aerospace Engineering and Surveying were pretty neat, but as my family would agree, I would do many jobs if it were possible. Finally, for an interesting fact about myself, I have never really liked school and I actually wanted to be a farmer at a young age believe it or not, but I figured that coming into the world today with a degree in something that interested me would be the best route I should take.

Joe Lang, Noblesville High School

Recipient of an IMMEP Scholarship

My name is Joe Lang. I am the youngest of 3 boys in my family. We were all very involved in athletics growing up, especially soccer. Interestingly, my brothers and I have all chosen to pursue careers related to the aggregate industry. My oldest brother is studying civil engineering at Purdue; my middle brother is studying construction at Bradley; and I will be pursuing construction management at Purdue in the fall of 2018. My family and I are very thankful for this scholarship especially with three in college. I will work very hard at Purdue to to show my appreciation to the scholarship donors.

Audrey Walters, New Tech Institute

Recipient of an IMMEP Scholarship

I'm an incoming freshman for Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and I plan to major in electrical engineering. During my time in high school I was the Senior Class Officer President as well as the National Honors Society President. Outside of school I have a job at Applebee's as a Carside To-Go Specialist. I enjoy being busy and this summer I plan to go to Guatemala on a Mission Trip to help build houses.

Logan Wyatt, Greencastle High School

Recipient of an IMMEP Scholarship

I am Logan Wyatt, a graduate from Greencastle Senior High School, and a fortunate recipient of the IMMEP Scholarship. My favorite class was Construction Equipment Operator from Area 30 Career Center. The instructors Scott Livesay and JR Scott, had everything to do with getting me to where I am today. Through this program, I attained my Class B CDL, and a full-time position at Martin Marietta. In my free time I work with my neighbors, my dad, or enjoy the outdoors.

Logan plans on attending Indiana State University in the fall.

Board of Directors


Calvin Lee

Indiana Mineral Aggregates Association

Andy Williams

Rogers Group, Inc.

Todd Pester

Vibra-Tech, Inc.

Gus Diehr

General Drilling, Inc.

Nathan Wanstrath

New Point Stone Co.

Lin Metzger

Indiana School Counselor Association (Retired)

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Est. 2015

A 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization.

Our Purpose

There are 5 main purposes for organizing IMMEP:

Public Education

Provide public instruction and education on topics relating to mining, minerals, aggregates, and commodities used in mining and construction industries.

Educator Information

Provide educators with accurate information regarding mining and minerals.

Industry Training

Provide safety and related training to groups and individuals engaged in mining, exploration, development, engineering, and related operations.

Public Awareness

Promote public awareness of the mining and aggregates industry.


Provide educational scholarships for students interested in the fields of mining, excavation, exploration, engineering, production, acquisition and other fields relating to the industrial minerals industry in Indiana.

2019 Application

Returning Applicants

Scholarship Information

All you need to know about IMMEP Scholarships

2019 Scholarship Application

What is the amout of an IMMEP Scholarship award?

IMMEP Scholarship awards are $2500 each, annually. The goal is to award up to four scholarships to deserving applicants once a year. Funds are disbursed to the institution where the scholarship recipient will be attending during the fall semester.

When are scholarship applications accepted?

The application forms will be available beginning in January and will be accepted through the cut-off on March 31st. Applications forms will be available on the IMMEP website.

What are the basic requirements for an IMMEP Scholarship?
  1. Must be an Indiana resident and US citizen.
  2. Must be a high school graduate, or on track to graduate and/or in pursuit of a post-secondary education.
  3. Must be majoring or pursuing a curriculum that will support a career in the aggregates industry (Examples include Civil Engineering, Engineering Science, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Geology, Geological Engineering, Mineral Science, Mining Engineering, Certified Welder, Diesel Mechanic, Safety Management, or others as applicable).

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Letter from the Founding President

"What is IMMEP?" you say. It’s about our industry, our future and our giving back.

For too many years the aggregates industry in Indiana has not been concerned with their future. There was always someone that wanted a good paying job and willing to work for it. Well, that has been changing for some time now and it has become time to figure out ways to communicate to a new generation what we do and what we have to offer for careers.

Aggregates and in particular limestone is a part of so much of what we have and use in our everyday lives. You probably already know that they are in asphalt and concrete products. Our roads, bridges, houses, hospitals, schools, etc. all have them. But did you know that they are used to make steel, glass, toothpaste, carpet backing, animal feeds, roofing shingles, scrub sulfur dioxide in power plants, and even to harden the eggshells around the eggs you eat for breakfast. These are just a few of the many, many end products that certain aggregates enhance or help to form.

So what kind of jobs do we have and need? Well, we need geologists, mining engineers, safety managers, accountants, IT specialists, equipment operators, quality control specialists, diesel mechanics, welders, sales & marketing representatives, and administrative persons of all types – and these are just a few of the many diverse careers in our industry.

Historically our industry attracts workers that stay in the industry and many families have multiple persons in the workforce. That’s because they are good paying jobs with benefits and they are mostly year round, not seasonal.

So what can we do about all this? That’s where IMMEP comes in.

IMMEP was set up to gather funds to be able to award scholarships to anyone that wants to pursue a career in or related to the aggregates industry. You don’t have to be a senior in high school or someone already in college. Perhaps you have already been in the workforce for a few years and want to retrain yourself and start a new career in our industry. We want to reach out to those that have the interest and determination to succeed in their careers.

Please help us fund this great opportunity and help us extend our reach to those that might not know about what we do and have to offer.

Robert G. Jones

IMMEP Board President

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