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Scholarship Information – Financial Aid

All freshmen who are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and who are fully admitted prior to May 1 will be automatically evaluated for merit scholarships. These awards may be funded through the institution (known as the President’s Scholarship) or from the Mines Foundation. Your application for Admission serves as your application for scholarships, there is no separate scholarship application. The President’s Scholarship does not require the submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), but need-based scholarships do require a FAFSA on file. We recommend all incoming freshmen complete the FAFSA their first year.

The President’s Scholarship is determined by the highest composite test score (we do not superscore) and the student’s unweighted high school GPA. The composite test score for the SAT is a combination of the Critical Reading and Math portions of the exam.

Any new official test score or updated official GPA received before March 1 will be considered for merit scholarships. Test scores must be submitted electronically to Mines from the testing agency. Official high school transcripts must be submitted to the Admissions Office for an updated GPA.

Students are awarded merit scholarship for 4 years of undergraduate coursework. Scholarship awards are based on residency classification; a change to residency will result in an adjustment to the award. Scholarships require a student to pass a minimum of 24 credits each academic year (Fall plus Spring semesters) with a 2.500 or higher cumulative GPA. If a student fails to meet these requirements, scholarship eligibility will be lost. However, a one-time appeal based on mitigating circumstances may be submitted.

2018-2019 Colorado Resident Merit Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Official Unweighted GPA minimum ACT Old SAT* New SAT** Merit Scholarship Award – Annual

* Old SAT refers to any SAT exams taken before March 2016.
**New SAT refers to any SAT exam taken March 2016 or later.

† Students who meet this merit level and are determined to be Pell Grant eligible through the FAFSA will be considered a Colorado Scholar and receive a Colorado Scholar Scholarship that will cover the remaining cost of tuition and fees. They will also receive an additional $5,000 for living expenses per year.

‡ Students who meet this merit level and are determined to be Pell Grant eligible through the FAFSA will be considered a Colorado Scholar and receive a Colorado Scholar Scholarship that will cover the remaining cost of tuition and fees.

2018-2019 Non-Resident Merit Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Official Unweighted GPA minimum ACT Old SAT* New SAT** Merit Scholarship Award – Annual

* Old SAT refers to any SAT exams taken before March 2016.
**New SAT refers to any SAT exam taken March 2016 or later.

The E-Days Scholarship is administered by Student Activities and will require a separate application and essay. E-Days scholarships are for Colorado residents. The application becomes available in January. A Mines Student Government committee selects recipients based on high school credentials, a competitive essay, and other information. The E-Days scholarship provides full resident-tuition for four years (eight semesters). Accepted students who are Colorado residents graduating from a Colorado high school may complete the application. For more information, contact Student Activities at (303) 273-3234.

The Harvey Scholarship Program is a competitive, invitation-only scholarship paying tuition and mandatory fees at Mines, and is renewable for eight semesters including a summer Field Session. Two additional grants are available to current Scholars through an application process to augment their education; the Travel Grant supports Scholars in having an international experience, while the Enrichment Grant is an open-ended fund that can be used for opportunities such as academic or professional conferences among many others.

The scholarship application is by invitation only. New freshmen applicants who are U.S. citizens or U.S. Permanent Residents and have been accepted for admission to Mines prior to December 15, and meet specific GPA and ACT/SAT requirements set annually by the Admissions Office will be sent an invitation via email to apply for the scholarship by early January. The application deadline is in mid-January and the scholarship award offers are made in late March.

The Harvey Scholars Program is administered by the Admissions Office. Please send inquiries to [email protected] Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you have been awarded the Harvey Scholarship and have questions regarding the scholarship award.

The Path Ambassadors to High Success (PATHS) Scholarship is a new scholarship program that offers an exciting opportunity for academically talented, low-income students in Colorado to study Computer Science (CS) at Mines. Colorado high school seniors and community college transfer students who are accepted for admission to Mines by January 1, express interest in a CS major, and meet the PATHS eligibility criteria will be invited to apply for one of 10 – 20 PATHS Scholarships to be awarded in amounts averaging $5,000 annually (maximum award of $10,000 annually in certain cases). Awards are renewable for a maximum of eight semesters for PATHS Scholars who maintain program standards.

In addition to providing financial assistance, PATHS empowers students through on-campus communities that provide a spectrum of activities, support services, career guidance, and university resources to encourage scholars through successful completion of their undergraduate CS degree. PATHS Scholars also become Mines Ambassadors to conduct K-12 outreach at Colorado schools. The PATHS Priority Application Deadline is January 31 with award offers distributed by late March. On a funds-available basis, invitations may be sent to later-admitted eligible students to apply by an Extended Application Deadline of March 31.

Boettcher Scholarship eligibility requirements can be found at Boettcher Foundation. For information regarding the Boettcher Scholarship Program at Mines, please send inquiries to [email protected]

Mines does not participate in the WICHE-WUE undergraduate tuition exchange.


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