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Fund Your Education With a $10,000 Explore More Scholarship

The Explore More Scholarship offers students a $10,000 award that can help launch you into an exciting career in STEM. This scholarship is available to new incoming freshmen students. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a strong background in Math, Physics and Chemistry. We stongly encourage qualified individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Scholarship Applications Open for 2023-24!


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Who Can Apply

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.

Award Amount and Number of Awards


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, which awards students $7,500 annnually, 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. 


Award Criteria

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.

Submission Procedure


At this time, scholarship applications are accepted and considered on a first come, first served basis. The application consists of two parts:

1. General Information

Please complete the general information section of the application

2. Open Questions

Applicants must watch a series of short videos and answer the three corresponding questions. Each question should be be answered in 300 words or less. 

Additionally, two letters of recommendation and your most recent transcript, either high school or college, are required. Please note that applications will not be reviewed until all necessary documents are present in the applicant’s file. Applications and the necessary supporting documents may be emailed as PDF attachments to or mailed directly to the department of Mining Engineering.

Department of Mining Engineering 
William Browning Building
135 S 1460 E, Room 313
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

If you have any questions please email us at or call the department's main office at 801-581-7198.

Last Updated: 9/12/22