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Find information on annual tuition and fees under COST on the financial aid website. Lower out-of-state tuition (equal to in-state plus 50%) is available to residents of the 15 western states participating in the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program. Students are also encouraged to apply for financial aid and university scholarships.

The College of Mines and Earth Sciences and the Department of Atmospheric Sciences offer a number of undergraduate scholarships including:

  • Departmental Full Tuition Waiver
  • Kennecott Meritorious Scholarship
  • The Shih-Kung Kao Scholarship 
  • The Hazen H. Bedke Scholarship 
  • The George and Christine Wilkerson Endowed Scholarship
  • Department Gift Scholarship
  • Alumni Scholarship
  • Dean's Office Scholarships
  • Professor Kuo-Nan Liou Endowed Scholarship, established by Michael and Diana Yeh in honor of Professor Kuo-Nan Liou.  This endowment is awarded as scholarships to students to help defray educational costs for those pursuing degrees in the department of atmospheric sciences.

All Atmospheric Sciences Departmental scholarships require a minimum GPA of 3.0, full-time enrollment (12 credits or more), and a declared major of Atmospheric Sciences. The form and a current resume must be submitted to the Department office by February 15 in order for the student to be eligible. The scholarship committee meets at the end of March to decide on scholarships for the following academic year. Students will be notified of scholarship awards prior to the end of the spring semester. View the opportunities here.

Incoming freshmen will be considered for Departmental scholarships providing that they meet all of the following conditions: 

  1. The application for admission to the university has been accepted by February 1
  2. The student has officially declared themselves as an Atmospheric Sciences major
  3. The student has an outstanding high school GPA and/or ACT scores
  4. The student has made contact with one of the academic advisors

The advisors reserve the right to request additional information from incoming freshman applicants.

For further information regarding departmental scholarships please contact the advisors by sending an email message to or call the department at (801) 581-6136.

Last Updated: 12/8/23