Grewcock Presidential Scholars Program

Grewcock Presidential Scholars Program

Founded by Debra and Bruce Grewcock ’76, the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Program cultivates the next generation of world-changing leaders. It is one of the most prestigious and intensive scholarships offered at Mines. 


The Grewcock Presidential Scholarship pays for four years of tuition and mandatory fees at the Colorado School of Mines. However, the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship is far more than a financial award:

Close-Knit Community

Grewcock Scholars are connected across class years and majors. Bi-monthly programming, retreats, and exclusive events promote close bonds and belonging. 

Individual Leadership Development

Personalized coaching, leadership assessments, and skill-building workshops build Grewcock Scholars into authentic and thoughtful leaders. 

Immersive Experiences

Scholars learn and apply leadership principles to real-world challenges through field experiences in Colorado and beyond. 

To be eligible for the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a graduating high school student from the United States
  • Embody a meaningful interest and aptitude for leadership
  • Exhibit intellectual curiosity and a willingness to step outside of personal comfort zones
  • Demonstrate a genuine commitment to growth
  • Possess a strong academic track record

The Grewcock Presidential Scholars Program honors a diversity of strengths, identities, interests and backgrounds. There is no template for an effective leader. If you feel that you meet the requirements listed above, we would be delighted to learn more about you through your application. 

Students must first be accepted into the Colorado School of Mines. From there, applicants will complete the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Application through their Mines Scholarship Portal

The Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Application includes a resumé, reference letter, and four short-answer questions. 

Applications are due by midnight on Monday, January 24, 2022. Scholarship finalists will be invited to interview. Ten finalists will be selected for the scholarship.  

If accepted into the program, Grewcock Scholars are expected to uphold certain requirements: 

  • Embody high ethical standards, both on and off campus
  • Consistent attendance and engagement in Grewcock Scholar Community programming
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Complete at least 15 credit hours per semester, or 30 credit hours per academic year 
  • By graduation, assume a leadership role in a Mines student organization or launch a new campus initiative
  • Commit to ongoing personal leadership development during entire Mines career