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 our Online Scholarship Application.

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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, Notifications will be sent out during the first part of the relevant semester.

Provided by:
John and Barbara Magdiel
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

We have a variety of scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Keep in mind the above criteria and apply here.



College of Engineering Required Application Materials


Additional Scholarships

Kennecott Scholarship:  Kennecott Scholarship Application 17-18
Application Deadline: Monday, February 11


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)

Josephine Beam Scholarship: Information and application

Questar: Information and application

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.

Submit by December 3,
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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: 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

ASSE Foundation Academic Scholarship

More than $250,000 will be available to safety students, including several Impact Scholarships of $10,000-$15,000, made possible by ASSE’s community of individual, chapter, and corporate donors.

Scholarships are available for all students including undergraduates, graduates, full-time, part-time, and international students studying in the U.S. To apply, applicants must be in an occupational safety or related degree program. Additionally, they must have earned a minimum of 60 undergraduate credit hours (24 if working toward an Associate’s Degree), will be graduating in May 2016 or later, and have a minimum 3.0 undergraduate and 3.5 graduate GPA (if applicable).

Applications must be completed online at Transcripts, a series of short answers, and a letter of recommendation will be required to complete the application. The deadline for submitting applications is December 1. Scholarship winners will be notified in April.

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

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)
Value: Up to $5,000
Number of awards: Varies
Contact: Davey Stevenson

For more information, contact:

Scholarship and Fellowship Committee Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Utah
1495 E 100 S (1550 MEB)

Salt Lake City, UT 84112