Maintaining Scholarships

Renewable scholarships are evaluated in May at the end of the Spring term to determine if requirements have been met to continue your scholarship for the next year.  Most scholarships, such as the President’s Scholarship and the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, require you to pass 24 credits per year (total between fall and spring semesters) with a cumulative GPA of 2.500 or higher; summer credits do not count toward scholarship renewal.  Some named scholarships may have different requirements.  For students graduating in Spring, you do not need to meet 24 credits between fall/spring because your scholarship will not be renewed due to graduation.

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 your scholarship is terminated, you are allowed to appeal based on mitigating circumstances.  Scholarships cannot be earned by regaining satisfactory standing.  Contact Financial Aid to discuss your appeal options.

Scholarship Awarding Purpose and Scope