Financial Aid & Scholarships

Students may apply for a number of scholarships and fellowships, which are available through departmental, college, university, state, and national programs. Internal scholarship applications are processed through the College of Engineering Scholarship website.

 

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Magdiel Student Financial Relief Fund

Available to: If you are a student nearing completion of your mechanical engineering program and experiencing a significant or unforeseen financial hardship, the Magdiel Financial Relief Fund can help you with grants aimed at enabling you to complete your degree. GPA is not a factor to receive assistance from the fund, and grants may be renewable based on need.

Please complete and submit the Application. Once submitted you will be contacted via email regarding the status of your application. Applications for financial relief are accepted year-round, however decisions are made the first week of class.

Provided by:
John and Barbara Magdiel
Duration:
One academic year
Value: Amount Varies
Number of awards:Based on available funds
 
Selection Criteria

  • Grade Point Average (GPA)
  • Academic Achievements
  • Extra-curricular Activities
  • Professional and Academic Interests
  • Financial Need
  • Receipt of other Scholarship, Fellowship, or Financial Awards

 

Undergraduate Scholarships

A. Harold and Lucile F. Blake Scholarship

Available to: Outstanding female undergraduate Mechanical Engineering students.
Provided by: A. Harold and Lucile F. Blake
Duration: One academic year (renewable)
Value: $500 – $1,000
Number of awards: Several (renewable)

Boeing Scholarship

Available to: An outstanding junior or senior undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering with an interest in aeronautics.
Provided by: Boeing Company
Duration: 1 academic year (renewable)
Value: Up to $2,500
Number of awards: One (renewable)

Thomas W. Dimond Scholarship

Available to: Outstanding junior or senior level Mechanical Engineering students.
Provided by: Thomas Dimond
Duration: One academic year (renewable)
Value: $500 – $1,000
Number of awards: Varies

Entering First Year Student Tuition Waiver Scholarship

Available to: Outstanding entering freshman.
Provided by: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Duration: One academic year
Value: Full tuition waiver for 12 -18 credit hours
Number of awards:
One

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship

Available to: An outstanding junior or senior undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering.
Provided by: Goldwater Foundation
Duration: 1 academic year
Value: Up to $$7,500
Number of awards: Varies

Kingston Energy Scholarship

Available to: An outstanding student (3.0 GPA or greater) who is a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
Provided by: Washakie Renewable Energy
Duration:
One academic year
Value: $1,000
Number of awards: Three

Julie Penrod Guida Scholarship

Available to: An outstanding junior or senior level Mechanical Engineering student.
Provided by: The Guida family in memory of their daughter, Ms. Julie Penrod Guida.
Duration: One academic year
Value: $500 – $1,000
Number of awards: One

Hoeppner Scholarship

Available to: An outstanding undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and is a member of an ethnic minority with preference given to women.
Provided by: David W. and Sue M. Hoeppner
Duration: One academic year
Value: Up to $1,000
Number of awards: One

Holly Corporation Scholarship

Available to: An outstanding junior or senior undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering.
Provided by: Holly Corporation
Duration: 1 academic year (renewable)
Value: $2,500
Number of awards: Based on available funding

Mechanical Engineering Alumni Scholarship

Available to: Outstanding junior or senior Mechanical Engineering students.
Provided by: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Duration: One academic year
Value: $500 to $1,000
Number of awards: One

Mechanical Engineering Scholarship

Available to: Outstanding junior or senior level Mechanical Engineering students.
Provided by: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Duration: One academic year
Value: $500 to $1,000
Number of awards: One

Richins Scholarship

Available to: An outstanding junior or senior level Mechanical Engineering student.
Provided by: Richins Family
Duration: One academic year (renewable)
Value: $500 – $1,000
Number of awards: One

Wiggins Scholarship

Available to: An outstanding undergraduate student in Mechanical Engineering, who is a U.S. citizen with strong Utah roots.
Provided by: Bob and Linda Wiggins
Duration: 1 academic year (renewable)
Value: Up to $4,500
Number of awards: One (renewable)

Special Departmental Tuition Waiver Scholarship

Available to: Outstanding junior or senior level Mechanical Engineering students.
Provided by: Department of Mechanical Engineering
Duration: One academic year (renewable)
Value: Full tuition waiver for 12 -18 credit hours
Number of awards: Up to six

College of Engineering Required Application Materials

  • College of Engineering Scholarships ButtonTranscripts
  • Two letters of reference

 

Additional Scholarships

Kennecott Scholarship Information & Application
Application Deadline: Monday, February 11

Josephine Beam Scholarship Information & Application

Questar Information & Application

Scholarships and Financial Aid offered through the University of Utah have a separate application process than college or departmental funding does. Please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships section of the University.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

Available to undergraduate, graduate, transfer, and incoming freshmen who have at least one parent who graduated from the University of Utah and whose parent or grandparent holds a current dues-paying membership in the Alumni Association. For more information visit the Alumni Association Scholarships page. (Application Deadline February 1)

Science Scholarships and Fellowships

The UNCF Merck Science Initiative is an innovative approach that creates opportunities in the biological, chemical and engineering sciences for African American students throughout the country.

APPLY ON-LINE http://umsi.uncf.org/
Submit by December 3,
Phone: 202-810-0331 Fax: 202-234-0225
Email: uncfmerck@uncf.org

SMART Scholarship for Service Program

The SMART (Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation) Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. program, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world class Department of Defense facilities. A comprehensive list of facilities can be found on the smart website: http://smart.asee.org. This is a highly competitive, national program, open to U.S. citizens only. The SMART program will pay for all educational costs and a stipend while enrolled for as little as one (1) term up to 5 years. Specifically the program pays for:

•         Full Tuition – to any accredited U.S. University
•         A very generous stipend while in school ranging from $25,000 – $38,000 per year
•        Book allowance – $1,000
•        Health insurance contribution
•        Paid summer internships
•        All required student fees

ASHRAE Scholarship

The Utah chapter offers multiple $1,000 scholarships to undergraduates (flyer).  Return all applications to Jason Bradford,  no later than March 12th.   These scholarships will be awarded at our annual student night which will be a Salt Lake City Bees baseball game during the first week of April.

Critical Systems, Inc. Scholarship

Critical Systems, Inc is offering two scholarships per year to third- and fourth-year undergraduate engineering and science students.  The first scholarship’s open period is June.  The criteria for the second scholarship (winter award) targets work-study students or  design project related efforts.  For additional details and applications please visit http://www.criticalsystemsinc.com/scholarships.

Ross-Dauncey Student Loan Endowment Fund

The Ross-Dauncey Student Loan has been put in place to help Mechanical Engineering Students by providing an interest free (up to ten years) loan to help pay for school. This loan is based loosely on need so applicants will need to have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants will also need to complete a promissory note (available in 105 SSB).

Duration: One academic year (renewable, but not allowed to apply twice in the same year)
Value: Up to $5,000
Number of awards: Ten
Application Deadline is: August 1 & December 1

Apply online

For more information, contact:


Scholarship and Fellowship Committee Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Utah
50 S. Central Campus Drive, MEB 2110
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
scholarships@mech.utah.edu