Student Scholarships


Click here to apply for scholarships for the Fall of 2017. Note: This application is only for undergraduate or graduate students who are currently enrolled in a degree program at the Colorado School of Mines, or those who have been accepted and plan to enroll in the Fall of 2017.

LAST CHANCE DEADLINE: September 27th, 2017


Click herePDF versionText only version for a list of departmental scholarships that have been awarded for the Fall of 2016.


OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS (Not awarded through the department and have their own application process and deadlines - see links below for more information):***

An excellent website resource for Mining Engineering scholarships here.


SME Scholarships: Deadline has passed for 2017

Click here to apply

Imerys Scholarship: Deadline has passed for 2017

Hecla Mining Scholarship: Scholarship has not yet been posted for 2017

Hecla Mining is providing five $3,000 scholarships for 2016-2017. Students who meet the following criteria:

  1. be an undergraduate student, sophomore level or above;
  2. be enrolled full time in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Geology and Geological Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geophysics or Mining Engineering;
  3. have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and enrolled the entire 2017-2018 year;
  4. be a U.S. citizen; and
  5. have an expressed interest in the mining industry

send a PDF copy of their resumes (including GPA) and a cover letter noting their interest in the mining industry to Donny Boulanger at

Newmont Mining Scholarship: Deadline April 10, 2017

Criteria:  Undergraduate student (sophomore status or above by Fall 2016) in Geology, Geological Engineering, Geophysics, Economics & Business, Environmental Engineering, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, or Mining Engineering; minimum GPA of 2.5; full-time student for entire 2017-2018 academic year; experience and/or demonstrated interest in mining and/or mining exploration. To apply:  Submit cover letter explaining interest in the mining/mining exploration industry along with a resume (that includes GPA) save in one PDF document (save as: Last Name, First Name, Newmont) and submit to Donny Boulanger at

Joseph A. Holmes Safety AssociationDeadline has passed for 2017

Scholarship is open to persons who are pursing careers in the mining industry, safety and health-related fields. Scholarship awards are available to both undergraduate and graduate students. For more details, instructions, and application, visit the website:

Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute (RMCMI):  Deadline has passed for 2017

Scholarships are available to U.S. Citizens and those that have permanent residency in one of the following states:  Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. For scholarship details and application, visit their website:

Association of State Dam Safety Officials:  Deadline has passed for 2017

Scholarships range from $5,000 to $10,000 and successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level (during the year they receive the scholarship) in an accredited civil engineering program or in a related field as determined by ASDSO and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams. For more information and to apply visit their website:

Advance Prevention Lawsuit Legal ScholarshipDeadline has passed for 2017

An annual sponsorship award of $1,000 for U.S. high school seniors seeking a degree in an accredited four year university/college as well as first year students.


Resource Capital Funds (RCF): Deadline has passed for 2017

Resource Capital Funds (RCF) is a mining-focused private equity firm based in Denver. A fund was established by RCF in 2002 to provide financial awards in the form of two RCF Fellowships to worthy graduate students enrolled as full-time candidates for Master of Science or a Doctor of Philosophy degrees in either Mining and Earth Systems Engineering or Mineral and Energy Economics.

Each RCF Fellowship award is $35,000 and is intended to cover full tuition and fees, plus a monthly stipend, for the student’s first two semesters of study. The fellowship includes the potential to be considered for a summer internship at RCF at the conclusion of the first year of study. Fellowship recipients will have an outstanding academic background and a strong interest in mine finance, project evaluation, mine feasibility and mineral economics. The fellowship recipient must achieve a minimum GPA of 3.50 during their first semester of study to remain eligible to receive the funds during the second semester, as well as to be considered for the summer internship program. Interested graduate students who are currently enrolled or have been accepted in the Mining Engineering Department should submit their cover letter and resume to the Mining Engeering Department by March 15th, clearly indicating an interest in and qualifications for the RCF Fellowship in their application letter. Awards will be announced by June 1st.


*** Note: The list of outside scholarships is not all-inclusive and there may be others available. If you know of an outside scholarship that Mining Engineering Undergraduate or Graduate students would be eligible for, please email the information to the Program Assistant, Mandi Myers at

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