The Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering strives to attract motivated young men and women to pursue rewarding careers available through its earth science and engineering majors.
Due to close ties with industry and a generous network of alumni and friends, there are a number of School-specific scholarships. New and continuing students can qualify, on a competitive basis, for these scholarships beyond the University and the Millennium scholarships.
To encourage more young men and women to enter careers related to mining and to ensure the availability of qualified geological, metallurgical and mining engineers for the future, there are scholarships specifically for students in our engineering programs. These scholarships come from Barrick Gold North America and Newmont Mining Corporation, both major mining companies in Nevada. As with all Mackay scholarships, there is no separate application and new students will automatically be considered for these prestigious scholarship awards.
Students reaching their junior and senior years can apply for third tier scholarships that are administered outside the University by professional societies and organizations. As we learn about these new and upcoming scholarships, we will email what information we have to the appropriate majors and also post it to our Facebook page.