RMMI is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion of western mining through education. The Institute is proud to claim members from throughout the United States and Canada. Membership is diverse and includes individuals from both surface and underground mines, equipment manufacturers, service/supply firms, utilities, law firms, government, universities and colleges, financial institutions, and others interested in supporting the industry. Throughout their generosity, the Rocky Mountain Mining Institute offers numerous scholarships.
The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Technical School Scholarship is a one-time gift to students in technical programs who hope to take their education into the mining industry, where there is a great demand for technical applications. High School seniors are eligible to apply. Applicants must be enrolled in a two-year technical or trade school program, in good standing, at the time of selection. Applicants must be a US citizen and reside in eligible states, and they must have an expressed interest in mining as a career path.