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Begin an Exciting Career in Mining Engineering

Browning Scholarship recipients are awarded $6,000 per year ($3,000 per semester). The department’s goal in offering up to 15 Browning Scholarship awards per year is to allow more students to afford college and, in turn, create a more diverse workforce after graduation. Many of our students graduate with little to no student debt, which goes a long way in helping them build a bright and solid career post-graduation. Additionally, according to a 2021 ranking from GradReports, the bachelor’s degree with the highest median salary at the U of U, is mining engineering with an average salary of $79,000 and 95% of students employed after graduation. We stongly encourage nontraditional students and individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Don’t miss this opportunity to begin and exciting a rewarding career as a mining engineer! 


Who Can Apply

The Browning scholarship is available to current students, resident and nonresident, entering freshmen, and transfer students from community colleges who are interested in pursuing a degree in Mining Engineering. Students returning to the University and nontraditional students are encourage to apply. 

Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA in high school or college work and a strong background in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Participation in extracurricular activities is also a consideration.

Award Amount and Number of Awards


Scholarship Recipients are awarded $6,000 per year ($3,000 per semester).  After one year, continuing students who achieve a 3.4 cumulative GPA or higher while following the approved curriculum are eligible for an additional $1,500 per year for a total award of $7,500.  

Approximately 15 scholarships are available to incoming students; the number of scholarships awarded to continuing students varies.  Applications are available on-line by clicking on the link provided.

Award Criteria

If you are selected to receive the Browning Scholarship, the delivery of the award is contingent on being admitted to the University of Utah, declaring Mining Engineering as your major and following the program of study.

Students may not hold the Browning Scholarship and the Explore More Scholarship concurrently.

At this time scholarship applications are accepted and considered on a first come, first served basis.

Please note that applications will not be reviewed until all necessary documents are present in the applicant’s file. Applications may be submitted directly through the online application or emailed as a PDF attachment. Recommendation letters and transcripts should be turned in electronically as pdf attachments at or by mail.

Last Updated: 5/3/21