Scholarship Requirements

Regardless of the type of scholarship that has been awarded from the School of Mines, students must maintain full time enrollment (enroll for a minimum of 12 School of Mines credit hours each semester; there are limited exceptions that students must discuss with the Financial Aid Director), complete a minimum of 24 credit hours each academic year (fall, spring, summer) for multi-year renewable scholarships, maintain at least a 3.00 Cumulative GPA for most multi-year renewable scholarships and continuing progress toward the completion of their degree.

For students receiving multi-year, renewable scholarships, if the required Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) is not maintained at the end of any year in which funding is received, future years of eligibility will be revoked; however, students will be given the opportunity to appeal for reason of extenuating circumstances.

Recipients of Non-SDSM&T and State Scholarships (such as the SD Opportunity Scholarship) are advised to review carefully the requirements of the scholarship to ensure they meet the continuing eligibility requirements.