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Fellowships and Scholarships

Fellowships and Scholarships

 

AWARDS IN THE FALL/SPRING:

Joseph Berg Award for Undergraduate Research in Geosciences
Purpose: To honor and recognize outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student who is enrolled in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. This award is meant to encourage students to continue doing research in the laboratories of the Department of Geosciences.
Who is eligible? Consideration for this award shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences who have participated in on-going undergraduate student research in the laboratories of the Department of Geosciences. Each award shall be for one academic year. Further extraordinary accomplishments by a recipient may enable that recipient to be again considered for this award. 

Barton P. Cahir Award Endowment in Earth and Mineral Sciences
Purpose: To honor and recognize the highest grade point average by an undergraduate transfer student enrolled in the Geosciences Department or in the engineering-based disciplines in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. 
Who is eligible? Full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Geosciences Department or in the engineering disciplines within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Eligible students must have transferred to the University Park campus from either a Commonwealth Educational System campus or from another university. Determination will be based upon at least one year’s performance at the University Park campus, and no student with a GPA under 3.00 will be considered. Each award shall be for one academic year. Continued academic performance of the first rank by a recipient may enable that recipient to be again considered for this award.

Frank Dachille Memorial Award in Geochemistry
Purpose: To honor and recognize outstanding achievement by a full-time graduate or undergraduate student enrolled in the Geosciences Department of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. 
Who is eligible? All full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Geosciences Department and studying geochemistry, with a preference given for those studying the geochemistry of the solar system. The recipients will have achieved superior academic records and have exhibited some exemplary achievement. Each award shall be made for one academic year. Further extraordinary accomplishments by a recipient may enable that recipient to be again considered for this award. Code: DCHLE

David P. “Duff” Gold Undergraduate Scholarship Fund in Geosciences
Purpose: To provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in or planning to enroll in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
Who is eligible? Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest promise of outstanding academic success. Each scholarship shall be awarded for one academic year and shall be renewed for subsequent years providing the recipient continues to meet the conditions of eligibility and funds are available. 

General Scholarship Endowment
Purpose: To provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University who are majoring in Geosciences and who have demonstrated financial need to meet their necessary college expenses.
Who is eligible?  Consideration will be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences who are majoring in Geosciences and who have demonstrated financial need. 

Scholarship from the Arthur P. Honess Memorial Fund
Purpose: To honor and recognize outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student who is enrolled in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and who demonstrates financial need.
Who is eligible? Consideration for this award shall be given to all undergraduate students enrolled in the Geosciences Department with a major in Geosciences and shall meet the following criteria:
1. Have completed 4 semesters of study
2. Have participated in extra-curricular University activities, especially those of a cultural nature.
3. Have demonstrated academic excellence in mineralogical and related subjects
4. Have a need for financial assistance.
In the event that a suitable recipient majoring in Geosciences is not available, a graduate or undergraduate student in mineralogy or related fields who meets all other criteria may be considered to be eligible. The award shall be made for one academic year and is not renewable. 

James and Nancy Hedberg Scholarship in Geosciences
Purpose: To provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Geosciences Department of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. 
Who is eligible? All full-time undergraduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the Geosciences Department who have achieved superior academic records or who manifest a promise of outstanding academic success. Each scholarship shall be awarded for one academic year and may be renewed for subsequent years providing the recipient continues to meet the conditions of eligibility and funds are available. 

Benjamin F. Howell, Jr. Award in Geosciences
Purpose: To honor and recognize outstanding achievement by an undergraduate or graduate student who is enrolled in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
Who is eligible? Consideration for this award shall be given to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Department of Geosciences who have demonstrated outstanding achievement. First preference shall be given to students studying or whose area of specialty lies in the fields of Geophysics. Each award shall be for one academic year. Further extraordinary accomplishments by a recipient may enable that recipient to be again considered for this award. 

Scholarship from the Ronald A. Landon Endowment in Hydrogeology
Purpose: To provide monies for scholarships and merit awards for students in the Department of Geosciences. 
Who is eligible? Consideration shall be given to students entering their senior year of undergraduate study enrolled in the Department of Geosciences and majoring in hydrogeology, or majoring in earth sciences with an emphasis in environmental programs who have a minimum grade point average of 2.80. A preference shall be given to those students who have a proven need for financial assistance to meet required college expenses and with the highest overall GPA at the end of the junior year. Each scholarship shall be awarded for the duration of one academic year and shall not be renewed. A recipient will not be eligible to receive the award a second time. 

Robert F. Schmalz Award in the Department of Geosciences
Purpose: To honor and recognize outstanding achievement by an undergraduate student who is enrolled in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and who demonstrates excellence in the classroom or in his or her research.
Who is eligible? All undergraduates enrolled in the Department of Geosciences who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and in their research. Award can be received only once per recipient. 

John C. and Nancy Griffiths Scholarship in Geosciences
Purpose: to provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled in the Department of Geosciences who have a proven need for funds to meet their necessary college expense. 
Who is eligible? Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time students enrolled in the third or fourth of a baccalaureate degree program in geosciences who have a high level of financial need and who have a solid record of academic success.                                 

 

SUMMER AWARDS OFFERED FOR FIELD CAMP/ITALY TRIP:

Thomas F. Bates Undergraduate Research Enhancement Fund for Geosciences 
in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences

Purpose: The purpose of this endowment shall be to improve the quality of undergraduate education in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences by providing monies to support undergraduate research activities in the geosciences with emphasis, as appropriate, in the areas of mineralogy and geochemistry. It is important for undergraduates to become involved in research. Conceiving a project, planning it, budgeting it, executing it, drawing conclusions and presenting the results for critical analysis to one’s peers represent important aspects of science education. Expenditures may include equipment charges, cost of field and laboratory supplies, cost of field work, to help support research activities in conjunction with field trips or field courses, the costs of attending professional meetings related to the student’s research activities or the costs for visiting other research facilities which are related to the student’s research. 
Who is eligible? Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences who are actively involved in undergraduate research activities such as senior theses, field camp, and research projects in courses or through independent projects. 

David M. Demshur Undergraduate Research Endowment in Geosciences
Purpose: To enhance the undergraduate programs in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
Who is eligible? Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences who are actively involved in undergraduate research activities such as senior theses, field camp, and research projects in courses or through independent projects. 

Edwin L. Drake Memorial Scholarships
Purpose: To provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. 
Who is eligible? Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences who possess a desire to study geology, mineralogy, or Petroleum Engineering and who demonstrate financial need. 

Kappmeyer-Isaacs Field Camp Award
Purpose: To provide funds for outstanding undergraduate students' summer field camp registration fees. 
Who is eligible? All undergraduates enrolled in the Department of Geosciences who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and who are registered for GEOSC 472/Summer Field Camp. Award can be received only once per recipient. 

Scholarship from the Earle S. Lenker Fund for Field Studies in Geology
Purpose: To enrich the geologic knowledge and experiences of undergraduate and graduate students in Geosciences or Earth Science in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Monies will be provided for expenses associated with geology field studies, attending specialized field courses or field trip opportunities.
Who is eligible? Consideration for this scholarship shall be given to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences who are actively involved in field studies activities such as field camp. 

Reif Undergraduate Summer Field Camp Endowment
Purpose: To enrich the geologic knowledge and experiences of undergraduate students in the Department of Geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences by providing financial support for expenses associated with geologic field studies during the annual Geosciences summer field camp.