All Scholarships

Scholarships open to undergraduate and graduate students

Sister to Sister Scholarship Opportunity
In the fall of 1998, the alumnae of the Colorado School of Mines gathered to celebrate 100 years of women at Mines at The Florence Caldwell Centennial Celebration. As an outgrowth of this Celebration, women developed a scholarship program sponsored and supported by alumni and friends of Mines. In 2000, the Sister-to-Sister Scholarship Program began awarding an annual scholarship to a current Mines woman student.

SWE Scholarship in honor of Florence Caldwell
The SWE Scholarship in honor of Florence Caldwell was established by the Colorado School of Mines Society of Women Engineers collegiate section in honor of the first woman to graduate from Mines. She graduated in 1898 at the age of 30. Up to four, $2,000 scholarships are awarded to Mines SWE members each academic year.

National Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships

Florence Caldwell Achievement Scholarship Program
In 1898, Florence Caldwell became the first woman to graduate from Colorado School of Mines. As part of this important legacy, Colorado School of Mines sponsors the Florence Caldwell Achievement Scholarship Program.  Scholarships are awarded to three incoming first-year students who demonstrate a commitment to the legacy and ideals of Florence Caldwell. Applications are available in December through the Admissions Office.

Vanguard Scholarship Program
The Vanguard Scholarship Program is an invitation-only community of scholars for high-potential students who embody leadership skills and a desire to improve our world through science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This service leadership program develops transformational leaders through professional development and academic success opportunities over the course of four years.


Graduate Scholarships

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFT)
Since 1952, GRFP has provided Fellowships to individuals selected early in their graduate careers based on their demonstrated potential for significant achievements in science and engineering. Three years of support is provided by the program for graduate study that is in a field within NSF’s mission and leads to a research-based master’s or doctoral degree.

Mines Financial Aid Office

Prospective Students:
Your Application for Admission serves as your application for scholarships. There is no separate scholarship application, though it could be helpful to include a resume or personal statement with the admission application.

Current Students:
Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are considered for Mines scholarships. Most scholarships require a student to pass a minimum of 24 credits each academic year (fall plus spring semesters) with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA.
Visit the Mines Financial Aid Office to view available scholarships & opportunities.

General Mines scholarship Information