Because of the program's close ties to industry and a generous network of alumni, mining engineering students can qualify, on a competitive basis, for scholarships beyond the University and the Millennium scholarships.
To encourage more young men and women to pursue careers related to mining and metallurgy and to ensure the availability of qualified mining and metallurgical engineers for the future, there are scholarships specifically for new freshmen and transfer students. New students will automatically be considered for these prestigious scholarship awards.
Please apply to the University and be accepted by February 1 of each year and indicate Mining Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering as your major. There is no separate Mackay scholarship application. Your information will be forwarded from the University's Scholarship Office and the College of Science Dean's Office to Mackay for scholarship consideration. Scholarships are merit-based and range from $500 to $7,500 a year.
Continuing students will be considered on an annual basis by the department for scholarships as long as they are making satisfactory progress in the degree and remain competitive. Please complete the online scholarship application on the MyNevada website by February 1st of each year. Some scholarships are need-based, so completing the FAFSA each year by March 1st is also highly recommended. Students can also apply for extra, or 3rd tier, scholarships that are administered outside the University by professional societies and organizations.