Scholarships for American Indians


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Association for Women Geoscientists Minority Scholarship

Association for Women Geoscientists
Attn: AWG Foundation
P.O. Box 30645
Lincoln, NE 68503-0645


To provide financial assistance to Native American and other underrepresented minority women who are interested in working on an undergraduate degree in the geosciences.


This program is open to women who are:

  • African American
  • Hispanic
  • Native American (including Eskimo, Hawaiian, Samoan, or American Indian). 

Applicants must be full-time students working on, or planning to work on, an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (including geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or eath science education). 

They must submit:

  • a 500-word essay on why they have chosen to major in the geosciences and their career goals
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • high school and/or college transcripts
  • and SAT or ACT scores. 

Financial need is not considered in the selection process.

Financial data

A total of $5,000 is available for this program each year.


1 year; may be renewed

Additional information

This program, first offered in 2004, is supported by ExxonMobil Foundation

Number awarded

1 or more each year


June of each year