Scholarship Categories

Mines Merit Scholarships

First-year recipients are selected upon admission based on their high school unweighted grade point average and composite SAT or ACT scores. We rely heavily on private donors to maintain our academic scholarship program from year to year.  Because of this, the scholarship award may be named ‘President’s Scholarship’ or it may be named in honor of one of our donors. Both represent the original merit award offered based on the student’s admissions information. Students receiving a named scholarship will be asked to write a thank you letter to the donor for their support.

Colorado Scholars

New first-years who are Colorado residents, recipients of the Mines Merit Scholarship and are determined through the FAFSA to be Pell Grant eligible will receive a scholarship to cover the remaining balance of tuition and fees for four years. Students are required to complete 24 credit hours (fall/spring combined), have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the end of the spring semester and remain Pell Grant eligible to retain the scholarship the following academic year.  Please contact the Financial Aid Office for further information.

Transfer Scholarship

Transfer students, seeking their first degree, who are a member of Phi Theta Kappa will be eligible for this scholarship.  Students will be required to provide their original PTK membership certificate as proof of membership.

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are based on athletic ability. Contact the Athletics Department at (303) 273-3206 for further information on application procedures.

ROTC scholarships

Air Force ROTC scholarships pay tuition, a monthly stipend, and per semester book allowance. The amount of tuition paid is based on type of scholarship awarded.  Two, Three, and Four year scholarships may be awarded.  Applicants should submit their online application by December 1st for timely processing.

Army ROTC scholarships pay full tuition and mandatory fees, along with a monthly stipend and per semester book allowance.  Two, Three and Four year scholarships may be awarded. Applicants should submit their online application by December 1st for timely processing.

Contact Info

Mailing address:
Colorado School of Mines
Financial Aid Office
1301 19th Street
Golden, CO 80401

Office Location:
Ben Parker Student Center, E160
1200 16th St
Golden, CO 80401 

Summer Walk-In Hours:
Monday through Friday
9am - 4pm

Toll-free: 1-888-446-9489

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Students Right to Know

More information:

For billing issues contact: Bursar's Office 303-273-3158

For health insurance waivers contact: Student Health Insurance 303-273-3388

For College Opportunity Fund contact: Registrar's Office 303-273-3200

For information on Veteran Affairs contact: Registrar's Office 303-273-3200