Most renewable scholarships are evaluated in May after Spring grades are posted to determine if requirements have been met to continue your scholarship for the next year. Scholarships generally have a cumulative GPA component and required minimum number credits passed. Understanding your specific scholarship’s renewal requirements is important to maintain your eligibility for the life of your scholarship.
Appealing the loss of your scholarship
If you do not meet the renewal qualifications for your scholarship, your eligibility is terminated without a probationary term. You are allowed to appeal the loss of your scholarship if you have circumstances that prevented you from meeting the renewal criteria. Scholarship termination notifications are sent by email to your official Mines email address and contain information about the appeal process.
If you take a semester away from Mines for special circumstances, you may ask to have your scholarship held. Some examples of special circumstances are taking a study abroad semester, a cooperative education experience, a call to active duty, or participating in a religious mission. If you leave Mines as a withdrawn student, you may appeal the loss of your scholarship if you return to Mines. Most named scholarships will not be available if you do not return to Mines without prior approval and you may not be able to get them reinstated, even with a successful appeal as the funds will have been reallocated. Scholarships cannot be earned by regaining satisfactory standing. Contact Financial Aid to discuss your appeal options.
Understanding passed classes
It is important to note that retaking a class only counts once between fall/spring. For example, if you receive a “DD” grade in a class in fall and retake that class for a better grade in spring, that course can only count as “passed” one time. Some graduate-level courses only appear on your graduate transcript; the system will not count those toward your passed credits. Contact the financial aid office if you think your passed classes have not been counted correctly.
The President’s Scholarship is based on your admission application. This scholarship is renewable for 8 semesters (4 years) of coursework and is to be used toward tuition and fees only. A FAFSA is not required to renew the President’s Merit Scholarship. Students must earn a minimum of 24 credits each academic year (fall plus spring semesters) while maintaining a minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA to renew the scholarship. This scholarship can be used toward graduate course tuition. The amount of your scholarship is based on your residency status. If your status changes, your scholarship amount will change. If you have other funds that are paying tuition and fees, your scholarship amount will be adjusted.
The Provost Award is based on your admission application. This award is renewable for 8 semesters (4 years) of undergraduate coursework and is to be used toward tuition and fees only. A FAFSA is not required to renew the Provost Award. Students must pass a minimum of 75% of their attempted credits while maintaining a 2.000 cumulative GPA to keep the award. This scholarship is reviewed EVERY semester along with regular financial aid eligibility.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Scholarship
Transfer students (not high school students concurrently enrolled in a college), seeking their first degree, are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and are a member of Phi Theta Kappa are eligible for a renewable, maximum 6 semester (3 years) scholarship for undergraduate tuition and fees only. Students must maintain a 2.500 cumulative GPA and successfully earn 24 credit hours per academic year (fall plus spring semesters) to maintain eligibility.
The Colorado Scholars Program is a full-tuition scholarship after the COF stipend
- Eligibility Criteria:
- Colorado Residency: Applicants must be Colorado residents.
- President’s Merit Scholarship: Recipients must have been awarded a President’s Merit Scholarship based on their admission application.
- Pell Grant and SAI Eligibility: To be eligible for the Colorado Scholars Program, students must qualify for a Pell Grant based on their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information. The Student Aid Index (SAI) will be used by the Financial Office to evaluate applicants meeting the above criteria to determine eligibility.
- Coverage: The scholarship covers tuition and fees after the Colorado Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend, the President’s Scholarship, Pell Grant, and Colorado Grant. COF is a program that provides financial assistance to eligible Colorado residents attending public colleges and universities in the state.
- Renewable Scholarship: The Colorado Scholars Program is renewable, meaning it can be extended for multiple years, specifically for 8 semesters of undergraduate coursework.
- FAFSA Requirement: Students must complete the FAFSA each year by the priority deadline. Students must continue to be eligible for the Pell grant and have a comparable SAI to their initial year of eligibility.
- Credit and GPA Requirement: To maintain the scholarship, students must:
- Earn a minimum of 24 credits each academic year, which includes only fall and spring semesters (not summer).
- Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.500. This means that the overall grade point average must remain at or above this threshold.
E-Days Scholarship The E-Days Scholarships are for Colorado residents and consist of three tuition (after COF) scholarships. A Mines Student Government committee selects the recipients based on high school credentials, a competitive essay, and other information from the General Scholarship Application. The E-Days scholarship provides full resident-tuition after COF for four years of undergraduate education (eight semesters – fall and spring only). Students must earn a minimum of 24 credits each academic year (Fall plus Spring semesters) with a 2.500 or higher cumulative GPA. Accepted students who are Colorado residents graduating from a Colorado high school will be eligible to apply. For more information, contact SAIL at (303) 273-3234.
Harvey Scholarship Program The Harvey Scholarship Program is a competitive scholarship paying tuition and mandatory fees at Mines (after COF for Colorado residents), and is renewable for eight semesters including a summer Field Session. Applications are accepted through the General Scholarship Application portal.
Scholars are required to maintain good standing at the school and to fulfill scholarship expectations including attendance at monthly luncheons and participation in the application review process. Scholars must complete at least 24 credit hours across the Fall and Spring semesters of each academic year and maintain a 3.000 GPA.
The Harvey Scholars Program is administered by the PASCAL Center. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you are a Harvey Scholarship recipient and have questions regarding the scholarship award.
Grewcock Presidential Scholars Program The Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Program educates the next generation of thoughtful industry and civic leaders. This competitive scholarship emphasizes intensive leadership development, multidisciplinary learning, and professional growth. The Grewcock Presidential Scholarship covers tuition and mandatory fees at the Colorado School of Mines, renewable for eight semesters. The Scholarship also funds extracurricular learning experiences and leadership-focused programming.
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 3.000 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
Starzer Service Scholarship Program Established in 2012, the Starzer Scholarship has directly supported students for nearly one decade. Starting Fall 2021, the Starzer Service Scholarship will support a community of scholars defined by focused programming, community building, and an array of support services.
Starzer Service Scholars receive financial awards ranging from $5,000 – $10,000 per academic year that can be used for expenses including tuition, fees, books, housing, and food.
To remain eligible for the scholarship, Scholars must maintain a 2.850 cumulative GPA as well as complete a meaningful service project with a local nonprofit or philanthropic organization. Scholars are further expected to actively participate in community programming and model humility, compassion, and care for others on campus.
Please send questions to PASCAL.
Florence Caldwell Achievement Scholarship
This scholarship covers tuition, mandatory fees, and books for 8 semesters (4 years) of undergraduate coursework. Students must earn a minimum of 24 credits each academic year (fall plus spring semesters) while maintaining a minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA to keep the scholarship.
Grace McDermut Scholarship
This scholarship covers undergraduate tuition and fees for 8 semesters (4 years). Students must earn a minimum of 24 credits each academic year (fall plus spring semesters) while maintaining a minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA to keep the scholarship.
Ninetta Davis Scholarship
This scholarship covers undergraduate tuition (no fees) for 8 semesters (4 years). Students must earn a minimum of 24 credits each academic year (fall plus spring semesters) while maintaining a minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA to keep the scholarship.
This scholarship awards students between $5,000 and $7,500 for 8 semesters (4 years) of undergraduate coursework. The funds can be used toward any component of the students cost of attendance; it is not limited to tuition. Students must earn a minimum of 24 credits each academic year (fall plus spring semesters) while maintaining a minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA to keep the scholarship.
Colorado School of Mines
Financial Aid Office
1301 19th Street
Golden, CO 80401
Ben Parker Student Center, E160
1200 16th St
Golden, CO 80401
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