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Scholarships & Financial Aid

The Mining Engineering Department has excellent scholarship opportunities for enrolled students. More than 50% of students in the mining program are receiving financial assistance from the department. These department scholarships can be received in addition to any University scholarship awarded. Many other academic scholarships are also available specifically for Mining Engineering majors through professional societies and industry.

College of mines and earth sciences 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 department scholarships

William C. Browning Academic Scholarship 


Through a generous endowment to the department the William C. Browning Scholarship is made available to Mining Engineering majors at the University of Utah.  The Browning Scholarship is a renewable scholarship for students who commit to studying mining engineering. The scholarship funding is $6000 annually and once awarded renews for 8 semesters as long as the following criteria are met. Recipients must be full-time students, declare a major in Mining Engineering, follow the outlined program of study and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0.

The Browning Scholarship application form is now available in online format. Complete applications may be mailed or emailed to the department as indicated on the scholarship form.

Priority Deadline: February 15th


Mining Engineering Departmental Tuition Scholarship 

One award annually

Mining Engineering majors with a minimum GPA of 3.5.  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 Tuition Assistance Scholarship

AWARDed if funding permits

Contact the department for more information.








Distinguished Browning Scholars

multiple AWARDs

Browning Academic Scholarship recipients that have completed a minimum of one year in the mining program and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or better qualify for this status. No additional application is needed.

Award is $7,500 annually.


William C. Browning Graduate Fellowships 

multiple AWARDs

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








Sponsored and national scholarships


Miscellaneous Scholarships

SME Coal Division
SME Minerals & Exploration Division Scholarship
SME Eugene Pfleider Memorial Scholarship
The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute Scholarship
Rio Tinto Kennecott Scholarship
Society of Explosive Engineers
WAAIME Scholarships

Contact the Department for additional information on these and other scholarships available.

Contact Information

US Mail

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

Campus Mail



(801) 581-7198


Last Updated: 12/9/19