Office of Nationally Competitive Scholarships

Nationally Competitive Scholarships is here to assist you through all stages of the application process for competitive national and international scholarships and fellowships. Our office is passionate about supporting the aspirations of all Mines students – undergraduate, graduate, and alumni. We serve as an advocate for the development of your academic goals, intellectual breadth, and personal interests.  

NOAA Undergraduate Scholarship Now Open!

NOAA Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship provides up to $45,000 in funding and 10-week summer research internship to sophomores interested in oceanic and atmospheric research.

Goldwater Scholarship Application Open

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship is awarded to outstanding sophomores or juniors who are studying mathematics, natural sciences, or engineering and who intend to pursue a research career. The award provides up to $7,500 per year for a maximum of two years for undergraduate tuition, fees, books, and housing expenses.

Why apply for a nationally competitive scholarship?

  • Clarify your understanding of the problems you want to solve in your career, your postgraduate goals, and how to articulate those goals. 

  • Improve your writing skills and gain familiarity with grant writing, a skill that you’ll likely use throughout your career.
  • Nurture close faculty relationships and benefit from the resulting mentorship and letters of recommendation.
  • Distinguish your resume and enhance your career when you enter the job market.

Contact Us

Want to learn more or considering applying to a scholarship or fellowship listed on the website? Contact Ashley Weibel, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Research & Nationally Competitive Scholarships, at

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As Colorado School of Mines prepares for our 150th anniversary in 2024, dynamic and disruptive change is all around us. MINES@150 is our plan to position Mines for future success.

It calls for change, but also to stay true to our timeless mission, pillars and core values.  MINES@150 leverages our size, location, and history, ensuring that our graduates will continue to be distinctive and highly valued, placing Mines at the frontiers of STEM education, research and innovation, and elevating our status among the world’s top universities.