AWG Minority Scholarship

Association for Women Geoscientists

This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to young minority women, pursuing an education and later a career in the geosciences. The student will be matched with a mentor in the same field for guidance and support. Applicants must be a contributor to the larger world community through her academic andpersonal strengths.

Key Information

Eligibility Requirements

  • Gender:
  • Age/Grade Level:
    A full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree; high school students who will enter one of these fields during their freshman year may also apply
  • Financial Need:
    Not Mentioned
  • College:
    Accredited college or university
  • Major/Career:
    A full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education)
  • Ethnicity:
    A woman who is African-American, Hispanic, or Native American

Application Details

  • Transcript:
  • Resume/Activity List:
    Not required
  • Recommendation Letters:
    Two letters of recommendation from faculty members at the school that you are attending when you apply, including one from your primary advisor or high school counselor, and another from a geoscience professor or earth science teacher. If your high school does not have an earth science teacher, you may substitute a letter from the chairman of the schools science department.
  • Other Materials:
    - Signed and completed application form (it must be typewritten)- Unofficial copies of SAT or ACT scores- If you will be an entering freshman and your institution will not allow you to declare a major until your sophomore year, you must also submit a letter signed by your academic advisor which states that you plan to major in the geosciences or earth-science education.

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