Brass Life Award

Brass LIFE (Leadership Involvement Foreign Experience) Award

The Brass LIFE Award was established by the Brass Family Foundation to emphasize the importance of campus leadership and international educational  experience for students, two areas that have greatly impacted the lives of Lorin (MetE 75) and Mary (CE 77) Brass.

Selection is based on the LIFE criteria, including the student's participation in campus leadership, involvement in activities both on and off campus, and interest and desire to study abroad to gain international experience.

The recipient will receive $5000 per semester for up to 3 semesters. Funds for at least one semester must be used to study abroad through a program approved through South Dakota Mines, preferably with the student earning credit for the international experience.

Interested students will need to submit a Scholarship Application. (see link below)

  • Recipient will receive $5000 per semester for a maximum of three semesters
  • Funds for at least one semester must be used to study abroad through an approved South Dakota Mines study abroad program, preferably with the recipient earning credit for the international experience (contact the Ivanhoe International Center regarding programs)
  • Recipient must be a rising junior or senior
  • Cumulative South Dakota Mines GPA of 3.0 is required
  • First preference will be given to US citizens

Review the Brass LIFE Award brochure
The deadline is November 7, 2022.
Brass Application (Opens Fall 2022, Rocker Central form, requires login)

Determine potential credit for your proposed program with your department using the Academic Credit Form.

Complete and get appropriate signatures on the  Program Review Verification Form.

A budget estimate is not required for this application, but it is strongly recommended. This budget estimate form will help you determine your funding needs.

Contact Us:

Ivanhoe International Center
South Dakota Mines
501 E Saint Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD  57701-3995
Phone: 1.605.394.6884
FAX: 1.605.394.6883
WhatsApp and Google: 1.605.388.2003

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