GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships and Awards
The Graduate Program Committee (GPC) invites nominations for the scholarships and awards listed below.
All materials must be submitted in ONE file that is named: AwardTitle_LastName_FirstName.pdf (.doc, .rtf)
For example, if Albert Einstein were applying for a Krynine Award, his file would be called: Krynine_Einstein_Albert.pdf
Please do not send application materials in multiple files.
A rubric for evaluation of the applications is available online at: http://www.geosc.psu.edu/gradprogram/EvaluationRubric.htm
Annual Travel and Research Funds
Applications for Annual Travel and Research Funds should include:
1. A copy of the abstract to be presented at the meeting, if you are requesting funds to attend a meeting.
2. All other information requested here http://www.geosc.psu.edu/gradprogram/GeoscGradTravelFundApplication.rtf
Please fill in the document and submit with your application.
*Note that we ask for only a simple acknowledgement of support from the academic advisor. Travel & Research fund applications do not require a letter of recommendation
Paul D. Krynine Scholarship
2013/2014 Application Deadlines are 20 Sep. and 13 Mar.
Shell Research Travel Awards for AAPG
Next Application Deadline is 31 Jan. 2014
SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & ENERGY-RELATED AWARDS
Nominations should include:
1) A nomination letter from the faculty advisor. This should be sent separately to the Graduate Program Office.
2) A statement by the student summarizing qualifications for the award and plans for the proposed research including a budget (~2 pages for statement and budget).
Statements must include the following sentence: By submitting this application, regardless of the outcome of the selection process, I agree to participate in the Department of Geosciences Annual Graduate Student Colloquium (http://www.geosc.psu.edu/graduate-colloquium) during Spring 2014.
3) A current C.V., transcript of PSU grades, and a recent progress report
In selecting awardees, the GPC will adhere to the wishes of the donors, as described below.
Awards are open to graduate students enrolled in the Geosciences, unless otherwise noted.
Chesapeake Energy Scholarships in Geosciences
Application Deadline for Fall 2014 awards is 2 April 2014
ConocoPhillips Graduate Student Fellowship
Hess Corporation Exploration & Production Technology Scholarship
Application Deadline for Fall 2014 awards is 7 April 2014
Shell Geosciences Energy Research Facilitation Award
SCHOLARSHIPS, FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS
(Students may apply for only one from this group. In some cases the selection committee may redirect nominations, to a different award, based on description, research, purpose, and/or eligibility)
Dr. Gabriel & Mrs. Katherine Leblanc Fellowship in Geophysics
Richard Standish Good Graduate Scholarship in Geosciences
John C. & Nancy Griffiths Scholarship in Geosciences
Charles E. Knopf, Sr., Memorial Scholarship
Application Deadline for Fall 2014 awards is 2 April 2014
Hiroshi and Koya Ohmoto Graduate Fellowship in Geosciences
Richard R. Parizek Graduate Fellowship
Scholten-Williams-Wright Scholarship in Field Geology
Donald B. and Mary E. Tait Scholarship in Microbial Biogeochistry
Typical Award is $1000-$2000.
Barry Voight Volcano Hazards Endowment
OTHER AWARDS OF INTEREST
Graduate Student Awards, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and Penn State
Anne C. Wilson Graduate Fellowship
Arnulf I. Muan Graduate Fellowship
Carl H. and Helen H. Chelius Graduate Fellowship in Earth Sciences
EMS Centennial Graduate Research Travel Award
John Meacham Hunt Graduate Student Award in Petroleum Geochemistry
Marathon Alumni Centennial Graduate Fellowship in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program
Applicants must be United States citizens, nationals, or permanent residents of the United States by the application deadline. The term "national" designates a native resident of a commonwealth or territory of the United States, such as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, or the Northern Mariana Islands. It does not refer to a citizen of another country who has applied for U.S. citizenship.
Individuals are typically eligible to apply: during the senior year of college; after graduating from college and prior to entering graduate school; during the first year of graduate school; prior to completing the fall term of the second year of graduate school.
Deadline is typically mid November.
SEG Foundation Scholarships
Deadline is typically March 1.
Grant Programs Administrator
PO Box 702740
Ford Diversity Fellowships Program for Achieving Excellence in College and University Teaching. Full eligibility information and online applications are available on our website at:http://nationalacademies.org/ford
U.S. Citizen or National
AAPG Foundation Grants
Grants-in-Aid Graduate Grants
Grants are made to provide financial assistance to graduate students (currently enrolled in Masters or Ph.D. program) whose thesis research has application to the search for and development of petroleum and energy mineral resources, and/or to related environmental geology issues.
Grants available range from $500 to $3,000.
Application information: http://aapg.gia.confex.com/aapg_gia/2014/cfp.cgi
Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for Women
Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year.
The scholarship will be awarded to a thesis-based, full time female student pursuing either a Master's or a Doctoral degree in the geosciences, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholar will receive $5,000 for her first scholarship year, and will be eligible for a second year scholarship of $5,000 upon successful completion of her first year.
Application deadline is January 6th, 2014.
Society of Petrophysicists and Core Analyst's (SPWLA)
General Scholarships and Grants: http://www.spwla.org/foundation/applications
Unconventional Resources Special Interest Group Scholarship Award
Student scholarships (in the amount of $2,000) to both encourage and support projects related to reservoir characterization of petroleum systems with an emphasis on unconventional resources.
ELIGIBILITY outline (see details here): (1) full-time student focused on the science of oil or gas. (2) Undergraduate or graduate student with GPA of at least 3.0,
National Research Council of the National Academies Research Associateship Program
The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions. Graduate entry level stipends begin at $30,000. These awards provide the opportunity for recipients to do independent research in some of the best-equipped and staffed laboratories in the U.S. Research opportunities are open to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and for some of the laboratories, foreign nationals.