In 1898, Florence Caldwell became the first woman to graduate from Colorado School of Mines with a degree in civil engineering. In the fall of 1998 Mines alumnae gathered to celebrate 100 years of Mines women graduates. The Caldwell Celebration was a huge success. As an outgrowth of the celebration and the need for further recognition of the contributions of all women at Mines, women gathered to develop a scholarship program sponsored and supported by alumni and friends of Mines. In December 2000, the Sister-to-Sister Scholarship Program was initiated. This program provides scholarships to students attending Mines who meet the criteria developed by the scholarship committee. Women currently comprise 33% of the Mines student body and are continually enriching the campus community. Through this scholarship, the Sister-to-Sister Scholarship Fund (SSSF) hopes to increase the number of highly motivated students on campus. The first Sister-to-Sister Scholarship was awarded in May 2001.
The Sister-to-Sister Scholarship Fund (SSSF) is pleased to announce that it will be awarding two scholarships, in the amount of $3000 each, for the 2023-2024 academic year. One scholarship for an undergraduate student and one for a graduate student. Please read the instructions carefully and be sure the information submitted is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Current undergraduate, transfer, and graduate students are eligible to apply.
- Applicants must be students currently enrolled at Colorado School of Mines.
- Undergraduate applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.6 on a scale of 4.0. Graduate applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0.
- Undergraduate applicants must have completed at least one semester at Mines at the time of application, and be a junior or above (60+ credits) or be a graduate student as of the 2023-2024 year.
- Recipients will be selected using the following criteria: leadership and community service with particular emphasis on supporting girls and women-related issues, personal and professional accomplishments, financial need, past academic performance, special circumstances, and quality of essay submission.
- The recipient of the Sister-to-Sister Scholarship must be enrolled full-time for the 2023-2024 academic year or for the Fall 2022 semester if graduating in December 2023. The funds are available for the fall and spring semester only and will be distributed half in fall and half in spring.
- The application cannot be saved before submission. You may want to draft your responses in a separate document, then copy/paste your answers when you are ready to submit your application and attachments.
- All three parts of this application must be completed, and all questions must be answered. If a question does not apply, respond with “N/A.”
- Provide unofficial transcripts for all colleges/universities you have attended. Applications with missing transcripts will not be considered.
- Application is due at noon on Friday, March 31, 2023.
- Contact WISEM Director, Annette Pilkington, at email@example.com with questions.
Past Sister-to-Sister Scholarship Recipients
2022 Maryam Alahmar
2021 Taryn Tucker
2020 Natalie Collar
2019 Dessy Sapardina
2018 Margariete Malenda
2017 Chloe Archuleta
2016 Claire Mahoney
2015 Rania Eldam
2014 Kaitlyn Martin
2013 Kaylin Berry
2012 Kin-Ling Sham
2011 Marie Patton
2010 Ruqaiya Musa Muhammad
2009 Holly Brunkal
2008 Islin Moy, Danielle Visser
2007 Rachel Miller
2006 Christi Welter
2005 Kimberly James
2004 Marie Nguyen
2003 Jessica Evans
2002 Cambrey Johnston
2001 Jessica Tylicki