Grewcock Presidential Scholars Program

About the Scholarship
Founded by Debra and Bruce Grewcock ’76, the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Program prepares the next generation of industry and civic leaders. The program attracts engaged, driven and inquisitive students with a demonstrated interest in leadership.

Scholarship Components and Expectations
The Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Program is one of the most prestigious scholarships offered at Mines. It awards full tuition and mandatory fees for eight semesters at the Colorado School of Mines. In addition to financial support, the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Program funds extracurricular opportunities with national leaders, hands-on immersive learning experiences, and skill-building workshops. It is designed to complement students’ technical education at Mines with multidisciplinary experiences outside of the classroom.

The Grewcock Presidential Scholarship is also a tight-knit student community at Colorado School of Mines. Students meet weekly for leadership development events, guest speaker presentations, workshops and movie screenings over pizza, among other things.

In addition to weekly community programming, Grewcock Scholars benefit from wraparound support, one-on-one advising, and specialized professional development events through the PASCAL Center at Colorado School of Mines. For more information about the PASCAL Center, please see the website.

If you are interested in growing as a thoughtful and impactful leader, we want you to apply for the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship.
To apply first complete the General Scholarship application.

Scholarship Eligibility
Competitive applicants for the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship demonstrate a significant and meaningful aptitude for leadership. Competitive applicants are also intellectually curious, excited to join a scholarship community at Colorado School of Mines, and willing to engage with weekly meetings. Current Grewcock Scholars possess a variety of different academic interests, yet all share a record of academic achievement.

We will primarily consider complete applications from in and out-of-state first year undergraduate students. If selected, applicants will be invited to interview for the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Program. Ten scholars will ultimately be selected for the program.

The Grewcock Presidential Scholars Program honors a diversity of strengths, identities, interests and backgrounds. There is no template for an effective leader. If you feel that you meet the requirements listed above, we would be delighted to learn more about you through your application. If you have additional questions about the Grewcock Presidential Scholarship program, please visit our website or contact Meg Allyn at mallyn@mines.edu.

Colorado School of Mines Scholarship Disclaimer
Students are encouraged to apply for all available scholarships for which they are eligible. However, students may be restricted from participating in multiple scholarship cohorts. If a student is selected for one or more Colorado School of Mines scholarship cohort, the student may be required to select their top choice – once offers are made, guidance will be given to the student and family to assist with this choice, if applicable.

Grewcock Presidential Scholarship Application Components:

  • A completed FAFSA
  • A one-page resumé
  • Thoughtful responses to four short-answer essay questions

1. Please complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at this link

  • We use the FAFSA to understand your financial context as a candidate.
  • The FAFSA is free and usually takes a half hour to complete. Please have your social security number or alien registration number and tax returns on hand. Please see more information here.
  • If you are unable to complete the FAFSA, please contact the Mines Financial Aid Office at finaid@mines.edu.

2. Please upload your resumé.

  • Please remove identifying information including name, CWID, and address.
  • Please limit resumés to one page in length.
  • To view a sample resumé and get formatting tips, please see page 16 of the Colorado School of Mines Career Center’s Strategy Document.

3. Please respond to the following four short essay prompts. Please respond authentically and concisely. We value quality over quantity.

Please describe an experience or situation that challenged your beliefs, perspectives, or worldview. How did you understand and/or resolve this experience? (750 word limit).

The Grewcock Presidential Scholarship takes a strengths-based approach to leadership. Please describe a time when you leveraged one of your leadership strengths to benefit a group, and how it helped the group achieve its goals. (750 word limit).

What leadership tenets do you most admire, and why? Who in your life embodies these tenets? (750 word limit).

Idioms and clichés are common in leadership education. What is your least favorite idiom, and why? (idioms include phrases like, “don’t rock the boat”, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, “every cloud has a silver lining”, etc.) (500 word limit)

Award
Tuition and Mandatory Fees
Deadline
02/03/2022
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please describe an experience or situation that challenged your beliefs, perspectives, or worldview. How did you understand and/or resolve this experience?
  2. The Grewcock Presidential Scholarship takes a strengths-based approach to leadership. Please describe a time when you leveraged one of your leadership strengths to benefit a group, and how it helped the group achieve its goals
  3. What leadership tenets do you most admire, and why? Who in your personal life embodies these leadership tenets?
  4. Idioms and clichés are common in leadership education. What is your least favorite idiom, and why? (idioms include phrases like, “don’t rock the boat”, “a picture is worth a thousand words”, “every cloud has a silver lining”, etc.)
  5. Upload your resume. Please limit resume to one page in length. (See help text for guidance)