Broc Kokesh (2018 Fulbright Scholar) and William Trevillya (2018 Goldwater Scholar)
 

Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen

Scholarship Deadline: January 15th

In order to be considered for incoming freshman scholarships at the School of Mines, prospective students must be accepted for admission to SD Mines by the priority scholarship deadline of January 15 as well as have a 3.0 cumulative GPA from high school. Students interested in departmental scholarships should contact their respective department for further information.

The SD Mines Scholarship Committee awards scholarships which are all renewable for an additional 3 years if continuing criteria is met. SD Mines commits to awarding scholarship funds to as many students as possible. All of the scholarship funds in which SD Mines receives are from alumni, family, corporations, and friends of SD Mines. SD Mines has outstanding students and merit scholarships are extremely competitive

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-based scholarships are awarded as part of the incoming freshman scholarships based on the demonstrated financial need of the student. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used in determining eligibility. No separate scholarship application is required. 

Culture and Attitude Scholarships

Culture and Attitude scholarships are awarded to women and underrepresented students majoring in metallurgical, industrial, mechanical, mining and civil engineering. Culture and Attitude scholarships are up to $5,000 a year based on the demonstrated financial need of the student. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used in determining eligibility. Learn more about this program

Applying for Departmental Scholarships

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

Athletic Scholarships

The Athletic Director, Compliance Director, and Financial Aid Director share responsibility for monitoring compliance with NCAA financial aid regulations. All athletic aid will be awarded in accordance with NCAA and SD Mines rules and regulations. No aid for any student-athlete will be awarded, paid, cancelled or altered without approval of the Financial Aid Office and the Department of Athletics. Approval of aid will be contingent upon submission of all appropriate forms by the Department of Athletics, the student-athlete, and/or other agencies as appropriate. Any merit or private scholarships or awards received by a student-athlete must conform to NCAA regulations. Approval of athletics aid will be contingent upon the academic eligibility of the student-athlete.

Scholarship Requirements

Scholarship recipients must meet certain enrollment and academic achievement requirements.  Find out more on our Scholarship Requirements page.