MI Scholarships

The Janine Murphy Foundation Scholarship


In September 2010, Chairman Mr. Jin Roy Ryu, the President and Chairman of Poongsan Corporation announced the establishment of the Janine Murphy Foundation to enhance skills of apprentices in the Mint Industry.

Mrs Janine Murphy was the Chief Executive Officer of Royal Australian Mint and Vice-President of MDC. She died in September 2009 after suffering from a long term illness. Mrs Murphy had a true passion for the Royal Australian Mint and the Mint Industry, in particular, a strong passion for learning and education. She was very much loved in the minting community because of this passion and commitment, which also had an integral part in the Royal Australian Mint having the opportunity to host the 26th Mint Directors Conference in Canberra, ACT.

The Janine Murphy Foundation (JMF)

The Janine Murphy Foundation (JMF) will support one apprentice or equivalent marketing staff member from a Mint to enhance his/her skills once in every two years. The Foundation will be financed by Poongsan Corporation and will support the program for at least 10 years.

JMF will announce the successful application biannually at every Mint Directors Conference. The first and the second successful applications were announced during the 27th MDC in Vienna in 2012 and 28th MDC in Mexico in 2014 respectively. The third successful application was announced at the 29th MDC in Bangkok in 2016.

JMF will consist of the following three members;

  • President of Poongsan (Chair)
  • President of MDC
  • Vice-President of MDC

Scholarship Value

JMF will make a financial contribution of up to US $10,000.00 to pursue study or research in another country, particularly in collaboration with another official Mint.


The Guidelines for the application are available here: 2018 JMF Scholarship Guidelines

To apply download and complete the application form and submit your application to the MDC Secretary General at Secretariat.Mailbox@ramint.gov.au


Applications Open 20 January 2018
Applications Close 20 March 2018
Recommendation 27 March 2018
Executive Decision 30 March 2018
Winner Notification 1 April 2018
Winner Announcement MDC 2018