Leading the next generation

by | Oct 14, 2020 | Alumni Network, Fall 2020 | 0 comments

Bruce Grewcock ’76 and his wife, Debra, made a historic gift to Mines this year—$30 million to support full scholarships and unique experiential opportunities for Mines students, with the goal of developing tomorrow’s industry, government and business leaders.

The Grewcock Presidential Scholars Program will develop the skills needed for effective leadership, promote intellectual curiosity and provide an insider’s view of government, business and industry. The four-year program is in addition and complementary to each scholar’s degree pursuit.

“Mines has long been known for producing distinctive engineers and scientists, but—as prioritized in our MINES@150 strategic plan—there clearly is also a need to prepare them to be leaders,” said President Paul C. Johnson. “The Grewcocks’ investment enables us to do that and also to attract the top students nationally to Mines as Grewcock Scholars. This is exciting and inspiring. I look forward to watching the Grewcock Presidential Scholars develop as leaders at Mines and then, after graduation, seeing the impact they have on society, government, business
and industry.”

Grewcock Presidential Scholars Program

Who: 10 new Mines students will be competitively selected based on high academic credentials, noteworthy leadership potential, leadership aspirations and a strong commitment to being leaders at Mines and active participants in the Grewcock Scholars Program.

What: This new scholars program will provide full tuition and fees to 10 new Mines students each year, renewable over eight semesters. Students in the program will receive personalized mentorship from professional leaders, regular group meetings and activities and unique leadership-focused travel opportunities.

Why: “Debra and I believe in a Mines education and the importance of good leadership, and we are proud to make a substantial investment in this first-of-its-kind program at Mines,” Bruce Grewcock said. “Mines students are already high achievers with great drive and technical savvy. Through this program, students with exceptional leadership potential will gain the skills and knowledge they need to take initiative, inspire others and successfully advance our ever-changing world.”