Fellowships and Scholarships


A growing number of fellowships from industrial and governmental agency sources are currently available. Eligibility requirements and restrictions are parallel to those for research assistantships. A fellowship award may not always include reduced tuition as a benefit. Pre-registration by continuing students is required to prevent payment delays.
Students hoping to be awarded an outside fellowship should:

  • Have at least one research-based experience, for example: NSF REU ( http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/start.htm) or DOE-SULI ( http://science.energy.gov/wdts/suli/)
  • Publish or present your research findings.
  • Have at least one “Broader Impact” experience outside of the university setting.
  • Find a School of Mines research mentor. This may mean checking the websites of individual faculty and researchers to see if you have similar interests in their field of research and would be a good match as a student they would support.

The links below provide detailed information on a variety of fellowships and awards available to School of Mines graduate students:

Other Resources

Graduate students are not limited to scholarships and fellowships. Graduate students should visit the Financial Aid section of Admissions to learn more about other financing possibilities. A variety of other resources are listed below.
2014-2015 Scholarship Resources (.pdf)

Resources for Women:

Financial Aid:
Other Opportunities:
NASA Summer Research Opportunities

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