Department Scholarships

Scholarships in the geology department are available to freshmen and upperclassmen on the basis of academic excellence. Walter H. Bucher Scholarships and Walter and Kathryn H. Cook Scholarships are given to qualified incoming freshmen and upperclass majors in geology. First-year awardees are selected on the basis of their ACT and SAT records. Each year all sophomore, junior, and senior majors are automatically considered for Walter and Kathryn H. Cook Scholarships. Recipients are selected from among those carrying a 3.0 average or higher in their major field. Awards are announced each year in May for the following Fall.

Capstone Scholarships are available to geology BS and BA majors and are designed to offset part of the cost of attending field camp and/or participating in 6000-level geology field trips.  Elligibility requirements can be viewed here.  Please contact the Academic Director, Krista Smilek.

The American Geological Institute (AGI) sponsors scholarships for minorities at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Undergraduate scholarships up to $10,000 per year and graduate scholarships up to $4,000 per year are awarded on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Applications may be obtained from:

DirectorAGI Minority Geoscience Scholarships
American Geological Institute
4220 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22302-1507

or from the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Carl Brett. The annual deadline for submission of completed applications is February 1.