Grewcock Presidential Scholars

Grewcock Presidential Scholars

Grewcock Presidential Scholars

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Established in 2020, the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Program prepares the next generation of civic and industry leaders.  Guided by a focus on intellectual curiosity, cross-disciplinary thinking, and emotional intelligence, the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Program is an intense leadership development experience and a close-knit student community.   Scholars gather together weekly for skill-building workshops, guest speakers, and community-building activities.

Bruce Grewcock served as the Chief Executive Officer of Kiewit Corporation until 2013, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. A graduate of the Mines Class of 1976, Bruce Grewcock donated $30 million to his alma mater to establish the Grewcock Scholarship Program – the largest single charitable gift in the college’s history. While at Kiewit, Bruce led thoughtful and intentional leadership development programs for young managers. The Grewcock Scholarship Program is inspired by his managerial stewardship at Kiewit.

“Mines students are already high achievers with great drive and technical savvy. Through this program, students with exceptional leadership potential will gain the skills and knowledge they need to take initiative, inspire others and successfully advance our ever-changing world.”

Bruce Grewcock '76

Mines Board of Trustees Member

PASCAL Center Contacts:   Jerilin Brewer and Aubrey Kray 

The Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Program is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered at the Colorado School of Mines. It awards full tuition and mandatory fees for eight semesters.

In addition to financial support, the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Program funds extracurricular opportunities with national leaders, skill-building workshops, and group travel. It is designed to complement students’ technical education at Mines with multidisciplinary experiences outside of the classroom. 

The Grewcock Presidential Scholarship is a tight-knit student community. Students meet weekly for leadership development workshops, student-led programs, guest speaker presentations, and pizza nights.

Grewcock Scholars also benefit from wraparound support, one-on-one advising, and specialized professional development events through the PASCAL Center.

Applicant Requirements

We consider complete applications from in-state and out-of-state first year undergraduate students. If selected, applicants will be invited to interview for the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Program. Ten scholars will ultimately be selected for the program.

Competitive applicants for the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship demonstrate the following dispositions and/or skills:

  • A robust interest in leadership and growing as a leader.
  • Intellectual curiosity.
  • Humility and a sincere desire to learn from others.
  • Desire to contribute to a tight-knit campus community of student leaders.

Please note, prior leadership experience is not necessary to be considered for the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship. We are more interested in your character, worldview and desire to grow as a leader.   

We also view leadership holistically. Leadership can include traditional roles, such as serving as a club president or team captain. However, leadership can also look like tutoring, supervising coworkers, caring for younger siblings, or serving as a camp counselor.

  1. Please complete the Mines General Scholarship Application.
  2. Please respond to the 4 short answer prompts specified in “Application Questions” tab.
  3. Finalists will be invited to interview (dates TBD).  

Important Dates and Deadlines:

  • Application opens: Nov 15
  • Application deadline: February 1 
  • Interviews: February 16-23 

Please respond concisely to the following four short answer prompts. We value quality over quantity.

  • The Grewcock Presidential Scholarship focuses on leadership development. What does leadership mean to you, and how is it evident in your day-to-day life?
  • Imagine that you could persuade the US President to take action on one issue, topic, or challenge. What topic would you choose, and how would you begin convincing the president?
  • Can you share an example of a time when you actively sought out new perspectives or ideas to broaden your understanding of a subject? How did this impact your thinking?
  • Idioms and clichés are common in leadership education. What is your least favorite idiom, and why? (idioms include phrases like, “don’t rock the boat”, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, “every cloud has a silver lining”, etc.)