Scholarships for American Indians
Geoscience Minority Student Scholarships
American Geological Institute
Attn: Minority Participation Program
4220 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22302-1502
(703) 379-2480, ext.227 Fax: (703) 379-7563
To provide financial assistance to Native American and other underrepresented minority undergraduate and graduate students interested in working on a degree in the geoscience.
This program is open to members of ethnic minority groups underrepresented in the geosciences
- American Indians
Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in an accredited institution working on an undergraduate or graduate degree in the geosciences, including geology
- physical oceanography
- planetary geology
- or earth science education
- students in other natural sciences, mathmathics, or engineering are not eligilbile
Selection is based on a 250-word essay on
- career goals and why the applicant has chosen a geoscience as a major
- work experience
- honors and awards
- extracurricular activities
- financial need
Stipends range from $500 to $3,000 per year.
1 academic year; renewable if the recipient maintains satisfactory performance.
Funding for this program is provided by ExxonMobil Corporation, ConocoPhillips, ChevronTexaco Corporation, Marathon Corporation, and the Seismological Society of America.
Varies each year; recently, 25 of these scholarships were awarded.
February of each year.