Hope’s Enduring Flame Scholars


Hope’s Enduring Flame Scholarship

Established in 2010, the Hope’s Enduring Flame Scholarship provides undergraduate students from Colorado with financial support throughout their years at Mines.   This scholarship recognizes each recipient’s strong academic success, leadership, community service and participation in extracurricular activities and is intended to help foster passions for learning and success.

Lieutenant Colonel (Ret) Paul Dorr ’74 graduated from Mines with a Bachelor of Science in Mineral Engineering with a Geology minor.  He attended Mines on a four-year AROTC scholarship and ultimately retired from the Army Reserve’s Corps of Engineers after a 20-year career.  While at Mines, Paul was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity and was very active in campus life.  He was a founding member of Mines Little Theatre, active in student government, and a member of Blue Key, Sigma Gamma Epsilon and Scabbard and Blade.  Paul has led an extensive career in the oil and gas industry—including positions with Phillips Petroleum, Nicor Exploration, Westport Resources Corporation, and Enduring Resources, LLC.

Paul often sites that his undergraduate education would not have been possible had it not been for the scholarship he received during his undergraduate career.  It was this that motivated him and his wife, Terri, along with their children, Jeff and Jamie, to establish the Hope’s Enduring Flame Foundation in 2010.


PASCAL Center Contacts:  Jeri Brewer and Aubrey Kray