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.

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 may be able to 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 and available funds.

Please complete and submit the Application. Preference is given to tuition and those nearest to graduating. 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 and funds are limited. APPLICATION DEADLINES: AUGUST 6 and DECEMBER 1.

Provided by:
Jack 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

All undergraduate scholarships can be found by logging into the scholarship system using your uNID and CIS credentials. All scholarships are updated near February 1st when most scholarships are due.


College of Engineering Required Application Materials

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  • Two letters of reference



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.

Third-Party Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to students in the College of Engineering, but are not administered through the College. Students should follow the specific application instructions for each scholarship to be eligible.

Click here to see Third-Party scholarship options.

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 meaning applicants will need to have completed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Successful applicants will also need to complete additional paperwork as noted on the application.

Duration: One academic year (renewable, but not allowed to apply twice in the same year)
Value: Up to $5,000
Number of awards: Varies
Application Deadline is: August 6 & December 1

Apply online

Financial Wellness Center

The Financial Wellness Center provides a competent and confidential atmosphere where students can have access to accredited counseling services, quality financial education and appropriate tools to achieve lifelong successful financial outcomes. 

For more information, contact:

Scholarship and Fellowship Committee Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Utah
1495 E 100 S (1550 MEK)
Salt Lake City, UT 84112