Scholarships in Geoscience

AGU Congressional Science Fellowship

Award: $65,000, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must be a member of AGU who is a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Program is aimed at geoscientists with a doctorate degree; however, there are no absolute restrictions on age, educational or career level, or specific scientific background.

APEGNB Entrance Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 1 (Priority)

Applicant must graduate from a New Brunswick high school. Selection is based upon scholastic attainment and financial need.

Chrysalis Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 31

Applicant must have contributed and will continue to contribute to both the geosciences and the larger world community through her academic and personal strengths.

William Rucker Greenwood Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be a minority woman who is enrolled as full-time, graduate or undergraduate geoscience major in an accredited, degree-granting college or university in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia. Applicant must demonstrate awareness of the importance of community outreach by participation in geoscience or earth-science education activities that reflect AWG's goals and a potential for leadership as a future geoscience professional.

Penelope Hanshaw Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 30

Applicant must be currently enrolled as full-time, graduate or undergraduate geoscience major in an accredited, degree-granting college or university in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia. Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Amoco Geology Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 14

Financial aid is considered but is not the determining factor.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Geoscience

Frank O. Bowman, Jr. Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 14

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Geoscience

Four Corners Gem and Mineral Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 14

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Geoscience

Mary Gillam Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 14

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Geoscience

Louis Ridgway Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 14

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Geoscience

Mark Welster Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: February 14

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Geoscience

Exxon Mobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program

Award: -, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must hold at least a bachelor's degree in geoscience, engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science, math, or geography. Applicant must be able to demonstrate a history of academic excellence and native fluency in Arabic, demonstrate English proficiency, exhibit exceptional leadership skills and cultural competency, be willing and able to travel to a regional location for a final selection activity, and be willing and able to reside in the United States for the full duration of study. Award is to assist in the completion of a master's or Ph.D. degree.

Minority Participation Program Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be an underrepresented ethnic-minority student who is currently enrolled in a collegiate geoscience program (high school students applying to college are not eligible).

Minority Participation Program Graduate Scholarship

Award: $4,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be an underrepresented ethnic-minority student who is currently enrolled in a collegiate graduate geoscience program (high school students applying to college are not eligible).

Donna Weistrop and David B. Shaffer Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a master's student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas graduate college pursuing a degree in astronomy, chemistry, geoscience, or physics. Preference given to students in physics or astronomy. Minimum 3.5 GPA, resume, statement of purpose, unofficial transcript, and one letter of recommendation required. Recipient must remain in good standing in degree program and complete a minimum of six graduate credits each semester of the scholarship year.