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 SD Mines 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.
Non-SD Mines 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 on this page provide some guidance for students seeking non-SD Mines 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-SD Mines scholarship must notify the Financial Aid Office.
Useful Online Resources
"The Big List"
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Scholarships List (Non-SD Mines Scholarships)
This list is maintained and vetted by SD Mines 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
USA Today, and more.
*Always check with your academic department about scholarship opportunities from related industry or student organizations