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In addition to University scholarships, the Mining Engineering Department has an excellent scholarship program.  Through a generous endowment to the department the William C. Browning Scholarship is made available to Mining Engineering majors at the University of Utah.  Currently over 75% of all students enrolled in the mining program are receiving financial assistance from the Department.  In addition, many other academic scholarships are also available specifically for Mining Engineering majors. The current scholarships are posted on the scholarship bulletin board outside the Department office.

The Browning Scholarship application form is now available in Adobe Acrobat format.  Follow the link to print the form, attach supporting documentation.  Applications may be mailed, emailed or faxed to the department as indicated on the scholarship form.

College of Mines and Earth Sciences Dean’s Office Scholarships 

Recipients must be declared, or plan on declaring a major, in one of the degree-granting departments of the College of Mines and Earth Sciences. Recipients must be enrolled as a full time student (minimum of 12 credit hours), and hold a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Scholarship application priority deadline is February 15th- applications received by the deadline will be given preference.

Mining Engineering Departmental Tuition Scholarship -- 1 award annually

Mining Engineering majors with a minimum GPA of 3.0.  This is a tuition scholarship award and is administered by the University of Utah Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.  Recipients must be full-time University of Utah students.  Contact Financial Aid (801-581-6211) or the Mining Engineering Office for additional information.

William C. Browning Academic Scholarship -- Multiple Awards

University of Utah Mining Engineering majors only.  Currently offers $4000/annually and may continue for four years.  Recipients must be full-time students, declare a major in Mining Engineering, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

William C. Browning Tuition Assistance Scholarship -- Multiple Awards

University of Utah Mining Engineering majors only.  Currently offers $2000/annually, paid directly against student tuition, and may continue for four years.  Recipients must declare a major in Mining Engineering and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.2.

Distinguished Browning Scholars -- Multiple Awards

Browning Academic Scholarship recipients that have completed a minimum of one year in the mining program and maintains a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or better.  Currently offers $5000/annually and may continue for three years.

William C. Browning Graduate Fellowships -- Multiple Awards

Available to M.S. or Ph.D. students only.

Sponsored/Nationally Competititve Scholarships

Joy Mining Machinery, SME Coal Division, SME Minerals & Exploration Division Scholarship, SME Eugene Pfleider Memorial Scholarship, The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Scholarship, Society of Kennecott Scholars, Josephine Beam Scholarship, WAAIME Scholarships, etc.  Contact the Department for additional information on these and other scholarships available.

McIntosh Engineering Scholarship | The McIntosh Engineering Scholarship is awarded annually to up to six promising undergraduate students entering their junior year of an accredited undergraduate degree program in Mining Engineering with a focus on underground mining. The McIntosh Engineering Scholarship is a renewable scholarship with total potential funding of $12,000 per student: $5,000 for junior year and, subject to renewal approval, an additional $7,000 for senior year. Selection of scholarship recipients and approval of scholarship renewal is at the discretion of the McIntosh Engineering Scholarship Committee. Applicants must be completing their sophomore year in a regular course of study leading to a degree in Mining Engineering. A 2.75 cumulative grade point average is required. A desire for and probability of success in a career in Mining Engineering will be important factors in selection of the successful candidate. Scholarship Information: www.smenet.orgTarget: Undergraduates Type: Merit

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Mining Engineering Department
William Browning Building
135 S 1460 East Rm 00313
Salt Lake City, Ut 84112

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Last Updated: 8/26/19