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The Explore More Scholarship is funded by the William C. Browning Scholarship Endowment, which was made available by a generous donation from William C. Browning. Mr. Browning established a distinguished career in the mining industry. He was the first person to receive the Wall Scholarship in the School of Mines at the University of Utah. To show his gratitude for the scholarship, he established the Browning Scholarship Endowment to assist future generations of mining engineers in their quest for a college education. 



The Explore More Scholarship is available to new incoming freshman students, resident and nonresident, and transfer students from community colleges who are starting their first semester at the University of Utah.

Applicants must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA on their most recent academic transcript and a strong background in mathematics, physics and chemistry. Participation in leadership and extracurricular activities is also a consideration.



Scholarship Recipients are awarded $10,000 ($5,000 per semester). This is a one-time award that does not renew. However, after one year, continuing students who achieve a 3.4 cumulative GPA or higher while following the approved curriculum, are invited to transition into the Browning Scholarship by completing the application part only.

Approximately 4 scholarships are available every year to incoming students. Applications are available on-line by clicking on the link provided. Applications are accepted through September 15th


If you are selected to receive the Explore More 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 Explore More Scholarship and the Browning 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: 6/8/20