Mines Financial Aid and Scholarships

Talk to the Mines Financial Aid Office to see how the financial aid and scholarships you already have through Mines can be used abroad. This usually depends on the type of program you choose (exchange, study abroad, faculty-led, etc.). Review our Getting Started page for more information about program types.

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Education Abroad and Exchange Partner Scholarships

Each year, the Education Abroad Office awards small scholarships ($500 or less) to students with demonstrated financial need. Contact abroad@mines.edu for details. 

Mines exchange partners also occasionally offer grants to students interested in studying at specific universities. Contact Mines Education Abroad (abroad@mines.edu) for details. 

Outside Scholarships: updated Oct 5, 2021

There are many scholarships specifically for study abroad students.

Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship 

The Gilman Scholarship Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is an undergraduate program for U.S. citizens of limited financial means to enable them to study abroad, thereby internationalizing their outlook and better preparing them to thrive in the global economy. 

Boren Awards

The Boren Awards fund the intensive study of language and culture abroad by U.S. undergraduate or graduate students. All eligible applicants have the option to either apply for a Regional Flagship Language Initiative or select/design their own study program.

Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is a summer study abroad opportunity for American college and university students to learn languages essential to America’s engagement with the world.

Gilman-McCain Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Gilman-McCain Scholarship provides awards of $5,000 for undergraduate child dependents of active duty service members to study or intern abroad on credit-bearing programs. 

Asher and Lyric Study Abroad Scholarship

This scholarship program aims to support current students wishing to experience new cultures and to broaden their perspectives.

Bridging Scholarships

The Bridging Scholarship program is accepting applications from American students participating in study abroad programs in Japan that begin in Fall 2021. Undergraduate students majoring in any field of study and attending any recognized credit-bearing exchange or independent program in Japan are eligible to apply for these scholarships. Recipients of Bridging Scholarships will receive stipends of $2,500 or $4,000-$4,500, depending on the length of their study program in Japan. The scholarships are funded by donations from corporations, individuals, and foundations to the US-Japan Bridging Foundation 

DAAD Rise Germany 

RISE stands for Research Internships in Science and Engineering. RISE Germany offers undergraduate students from North American, British and Irish universities the opportunity to complete a summer research internship at top German universities and research institutions. RISE Germany is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office.

Diversity Abroad Scholarships

Under-represented students include students from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, first generation to college students, students from low income families and students with a history of overcoming adversity.

Education in Ireland Scholarships

Multiple scholarships for students planning to study in Ireland.

Freeman – Asia 

Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) empowers Latino families with the knowledge and resources needed to successfully complete a higher education, and provides scholarships and support services to as many exceptional Hispanic American students as possible.

IIE Endowments 

A variety of grants and scholarships for professional development 

Japan Student Services Program (JASSO)

Funding for students participating in a Japanese Exchange Program.

Masa Israel Journey 

Masa Israel Journey is the leader in immersive international experiences in Israel for young people ages 18-30. Students must be Jewish to be eligible for this opportunity.

NOGLSTP Out to Innovate Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Students in STEM

These scholarships are intended for undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) programs who are either lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or an active ally of the LGBTQ+ community.

Project GO

Project GO is a nationwide program open to all qualified ROTC students offering fully-funded opportunities in critical language education, overseas study, and cross-cultural experience. Through Project GO, future military officers develop linguistic and cross-cultural communication skills required for effective leadership for all Services in the 21st century operational environment. In order to be eligible, at the time of application, an applicant must be: A U.S. citizen; An undergraduate or graduate student on track to commission through the Army, Naval, or Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), contracted or non-contracted, at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Marine Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) students are also eligible.

Rotary Scholarship

Rotary District 5450 sponsors two candidates each year for a Rotary Scholarship.  These candidates are selected by the District, based on the requirements of the Rotary Foundation.  After selecting a candidate, District 5450 assists the scholar in applying to the Rotary Foundation.  Each candidate must be accepted by The Rotary Foundation in order to be eligible for the scholarship. Please note that the Rotary Scholarships sponsored by Rotary District 5450 are for Graduate Scholars who live in, study in or work in District 5450 (generally the Denver/Boulder Metro Areas of Colorado USA) and are planning on studying outside the United States.

Swedish Womens Educational Association (SWEA) Denver Scholarship 

The Denver chapter of the Swedish Women’s Educational Association (SWEA) invite applications for scholarships to study Swedish language and culture in Sweden. The scholarship is for $1000.


University of Minnesota: Learning Abroad Center  
Search by region, program duration, academic subjects, diversity-based preferences, etc. This database is good for students looking for something specific.

Study Portals: Scholarships
Find and compare scholarships for college students, college grants, fellowships, federal financial aid and other forms of student funding to cover expenses for international Bachelors, Masters and PhDs worldwide.

All Abroad U.S.
Includes general scholarships as well as scholarships for underrepresented students and those looking to study in “Non-Traditional” countries.

IEE Generation Study Abroad: Funding
“IIE Generation Study Abroad Travel Grants were made available for U.S. students from a broad range of backgrounds to make it possible for them to participate in academic, internship or service-learning experiences abroad . . . Travel Grants can be used not only for travel to and from the country of study, but also within the region, enabling students to make the most of their international experience.”

Work Experiences: Updated Jan 14, 2021

White House Fellows

For over 48 years, The White House Fellowship has been America’s most prestigious program for leadership and public service. You may be a candidate or know qualified candidates who are interested in the Fellowship. This nonpartisan program is designed to provide emerging leaders an opportunity to experience the process of governing the nation while working alongside public servants at the highest levels of the Federal government.

The President’s Commission on the White House Fellowships chooses 11-19 professional men and women to spend a year in Washington, D.C. learning about public service leadership. Fellows are placed in the offices of Cabinet Secretaries, senior White House staff, and other high-level Executive Branch officials. In addition, they regularly meet in roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors.

Notable alumni include: General Colin Powell, President of Univision Network’s César Conde, CNN Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, General Wesley Clark, and author Doris Kearns Goodwin.

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact the White House Fellows Office at 202-395-4522.


RISE Internships in German PhD Labs

What is it?
RISE offers undergraduate students an opportunity to spend a summer working with doctoral students in Germany on research projects, in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, or physics. Interns receive stipends from DAAD to help cover living expenses and housing assistance is provided. RISE allows students to experience advanced research work while gaining practical experience in their fields of study.

To apply:

  • Student must be enrolled at a US or Canadian university/college as a full-time student of biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences or engineering
  • Student must be an undergraduate who will have completed at least two years of a degree program by thte time of the RISE internship placement. Seniors must prove that they will still have undergraduate status upon their return to North America, otherwise they should apply for RISE Professional

Knowledge of German is not required for most positions but would be helpful for life outside of the laboratory. Students with little or no German proficiency have the opportunity to participate in a two-week intensive language course.


RISE Professional: Internships in German Industry

What is it?
RISE professional is a summer internship program designed to provide you with the opportunity to live and work in Germany, to gain confidence in your practical and professional skills, and to improve your German. You will benefit from working in international teams as well as getting a taste of the culture of the German workplace.

All participants receive stipends from DAAD and the host companies to help cover living expenses.


UAS7: Study and Internship Program

Do you want to study or intern in Germany? UAS7 offers the possibility to experience the practice-oriented education at our seven member universities of applied sciences for U.S. and Canadian undergraduates, as well as students from our partner universities in Brazil. Some graduate student opportunities are available also.

In three different program lines, students can choose to study and/or intern in Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Münster or Osnabrück, our seven top university locations throughout Germany. Please choose if you wish to study for a semester through our Study Program (SP), do an internship (IP), or if you want to go for the combined Study and Internship (SIP) experience for a year.

CIEE College Study Abroad

CIEE offers a range of full-time and part-time internship abroad opportunities for students.

IIEPassport’s Study Abroad Funding
A valuable funding resource for study abroad opportunities.

A student run international organization that offers business-related internships.

Offers placements in technical fields in many countries

CDS International
A non-profit organization that offers international exchange and professional development programs in Argentina, Germany, Russia, Spain and the United States.

Offers work and volunteer abroad programs in Britan, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Peru, Cambodia, and USA.

The American-Scandanavian Foundation
Promotes cultural exchange with with Scandanavian countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark). They offer grants, fellowships, training programs, and lectureships.


Global Education
Green Center, Suite 219
924 16th Street
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401 

International Student and Scholar Services: isss@mines.edu
Education Abroad: abroad@mines.edu
International Admissions: admissions@mines.edu