Scholarships For Earth Science Majors

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Are you intrigued about the origin of the Earth, the reason behind the continental drift or why earthquakes, volcanoes and tornadoes occur? If you are planning on majoring in a field that will allow you do more research on these occurrences, you should check out these scholarships that are reserved for Earth Science students. In addition to several organizations that offer scholarships in this field, many colleges too offer awards within their own departments.

David S. Miller Young Scientist Scholarship

Amount: $1,500

The David S. Miller Young Scientist Scholarship is funded by the American Geophysical Union. The goal of the scholarship is to encourage young scientists to contribute to making the world a better place. Towards this end the AGU offers an award of $1,500 to students enrolled in a program related to environmental studies.

To apply for this scholarship, you must be an undergrad or grad student. All applicants must have a minimum 3.4 cumulative GPA, demonstrated financial need and documented interest in a career in geo-environmental engineering or the geo-environmental sciences.

Brown and Caldwell Scholarships

Amount: Varies

Brown and Caldwell offers multiple scholarships for students who wish to pursue careers in fields related to environmental protection and conservation. Their aim is to promote diversity in the workplace through these scholarships.

Through the Minority Scholarship, the company awards $5,000 to students who identify as minorities. Hispanic, Alaska Native African American, Pacific American, and Asian students are eligible to apply for this award.

Through the Women in Leadership Scholarship, the company awards $5,000 to support female students who demonstrate leadership within the community.

The Eckenfelder Scholarship is a general scholarship open to all students interested in a career related to the environment.

The $5,000 GLBTQ Scholarship is available to students who identify as a member of the GLBTQ community.

Enrolled members of the Navajo Nation may be eligible to apply for the Navajo Nation Scholarship.

All of the Brown and Caldwell scholarships are available only to students majoring in any of the environmental sciences. This includes specialties within the fields of ecology, geology and hydrogeology. Applicants to all of these awards must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and must submit a 250 word essay highlighting a personal experience that influenced their decision to pursue environmental studies.

Harriet Evelyn Wallace

Amount: $5,000

Offered by the American Geosciences Institute, this memorial scholarships is awarded to women pursuing their Doctoral or Master’s degree in a geoscience field. Winners of this award are eligible for a second Wallace scholarship the following year.

Students must submit GRE scores, academic transcripts, a CV, a 500 word abstract about research interests, and a personal statement. Students must also have a minimum 3.0 GPA in grad school, and had a minimum 3.25 GPA in undergrad.

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