Scholarship Awarding


Colorado School of Mines provides undergraduate and graduate scholarships to students who are enrolled in degree and certificate programs through funds provided by donors and the institution. All scholarship funds must be awarded through the Financial Aid Office.

This policy shall govern the compliant awarding of scholarships. Eligibility for scholarship aid will be based upon the following:

  • Completion of the annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for all need based scholarships. For need based scholarships, students must demonstrate financial need based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA,
  • Incoming students completing the General Scholarship Application,
  • Continuing students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, or renewal requirements as set by the scholarship requirements,
  • Students must meet any other requirements as set forth by the donor.

Scholarships are leveraged to ensure the maximum utilization of funds to meet enrollment goals, to attract students who will contribute to the diversity of the student population and to remove financial barriers to education, further promoting access for eligible students. Student recruitment and retention are also key components of the mission of Colorado School of Mines.


The fund manager shall be the Financial Aid Office, who is responsible for maintaining compliance with federal, state and institutional policies and is charged with the responsibility for selecting scholarship recipients, based upon all fund requirements set by the donor or by the institution.

A student who withdraws, cancels, becomes inactive, enrolls less than full-time (when full-time enrollment is required for scholarship retention), or is suspended or dismissed from the College, will lose their scholarship eligibility.  Students not meeting the renewability requirements of the scholarship may appeal writing to the Financial Aid Office to have their scholarship reinstated. The appeal must be submitted in writing with supporting documentation.