Applying for Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Incoming freshman students who are interested in being considered for University academic scholarships must have applied and been accepted for admission to SDSM&T by the first working day in February prior to the fall semester of their first year of attendance.  This is all that is needed for scholarship consideration.  A separate scholarship application is not required for incoming freshman students.  

Applying for Departmental Scholarships

Students interested in departmental scholarships should contact their respective department for further information.

Additional Information for Incoming Freshmen

Non-SDSM&T Scholarship Resources for All Students and Parents

Scholarships can be an important source of funding for students (incoming and current) and their families.  Generally they provide funds without the obligation of repayment, though there may be other requirements or conditions.  Scholarships are offered by a wide variety of organizations and entities.  Some offer substantial awards and some are more modest.

The links below provide some guidance for students seeking non-SDSM&T scholarships but do not begin to represent all that may be available.   Students are also encouraged to attend the scholarship workshops periodically offered by the university, and scholarship coaching is available as well.  Students who receive a non-SDSM&T scholarship must notify the Financial Aid Office.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Scholarships List  (Non-SDSM&T Scholarships)

This list is maintained and vetted by SDSM&T in order to assist students in finding scholarships that support science and engineering education.  While it is largely a list of STEM-related scholarships, some other types of scholarships are listed as well.  Students at the School of Mines are exceptionally qualified to apply for prestigious scholarships and grants available on the local, regional, and national levels -- awards such as Marshall, Fulbright, Rhodes, Goldwater, USA Today, and more.

*Always check with your academic department about scholarship opportunities from related industry or student organizations