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 Engineering/Geology Scholarship is offered to students at a four-year school. Students must be a U.S. citizen, a resident of one of the RMMI member states, and looking for a career in the mining industry. The selected students are also offered an all-expense paid trip to the RMMI Annual Meeting and Conference in late June, where they have the opportunity to meet industry leaders and attend all of the technical sessions. High school students are not eligible to apply.