Colorado School of Mines
Student Success Requirements
DSF wants you to succeed as you pursue your education, and in partnership with the Colorado School of Mines DSF Scholars are provided with additional support on campus to help you be successful. DSF Scholars must meet certain Student Success Requirements to maintain scholarship eligibility.
Click on the button below to download a PDF of the Student Success Requirements at CSM, plus details on reaching your campus contact.
Assistant Director, PASCAL Center for Scholar Communities
Starzer Welcome Center
Student Support Programs
The Denver Scholarship Foundation wants every college student to successfully complete a college degree or certificate. Below are some helpful resources and programs available at CSM.
- MEP: Multicultural Engineering Program ACHIEVE Leaders – promotes the ongoing commitment Mines has to create a more diverse and inclusive learning community. Works to enroll, retain, and graduate under-represented students, and continue to build a community of support through many partnerships.
- Nucleus Scholars – most Nucleus Scholars are students who are the first person in their family to go to college. This community offers support and mentoring as well as monthly programming aimed at helping the community grow as individuals and become leaders on campus. Nucleus is a large family network of students from all years also who welcome the new members of the family each year.
- Themed Learning Communities (TLCs) – enhance your living experience on campus and while there will be lots of opportunities for you to get involved, this experience is what you make of it, and it is meant to make your entire Mines experience better, by supporting you in your academic endeavors, not taking time away from what you need to spend on your work. The TLCs are open to any incoming first year student.
- SUMMET: Summer Minority Engineering Training Program – an academically intensive three-week residential experience where students are introduced to a wide range of engineering and technical fields of study; make industry visits to places such as IBM, the Edgar Mine and Edward Kramer & Sons; have presentations from organizations such as Lockheed Martin and the NAVY; and attend a Colorado Rockies game.
- Lead at Mines – built on a foundation of intentionality and collaboration with great care taken to develop the whole student and their ability to be thoughtful, self-aware visionaries in the engineering and applied science fields. This program challenges students to explore their leadership potential as they develop effective methods for communication and problem solving through their co-curricular involvements and through balance in their educational pursuits.