Department of Geosciences Scholarships

The Department of Geosciences offer several scholarships to Geosciences students each year. Students are encouraged to apply for any scholarship they qualify for. All students must be a Geosciences major with a 3.0 cumulative gpa. Most application deadlines are in spring and scholarship recipients are announced at the annual student recognition banquet at the end of the spring semester.

Summer Field Work Scholarships

Summer Field Work Scholarships are awarded from the Department’s Memorial Funds for:

  • Dr. Katherine Greacon Nelson, founder of the Geosciences Department
  • Dr. Robert E. Gernant, former Geosciences Professor
  • L. Joseph Lukowicz, former Geosciences student

Eligibility requirements and selection process:

  • Undergraduate students conducting summer field work, especially those taking a field camp to complete their Bachelor of Science degree for UWM (Geo Sci 455 – Field Geology credit).
  • Graduate students conducting summer field work related to their thesis or other additional research.
  • This academic year’s Summer Field Scholarships deadline and application instructions will be announced in March, 2014.
  • Number of awards and amount vary, average award between $250 and $500

2012 Summer Field Scholarship Recipients:

  • Graduate Students
    • Jane Block (Field work in Ontario, Canada)
    • Ashley Dineen (Field work in northern Italy)
    • Nick Fedorchuk (Field work in upper Michigan
    • Bill Jacobson (Field work in Iceland)
    • Na-Hyun Jung (Field work in Utah)
    • Jenna Rolle (Field work in Nevada)
    • Zach Watson (Field work in Utah)
    • Erin Wimer (Field work in western U.S.)
  • Undergraduate Students:
    • Peter Danner (Western Michigan University Hydrogeology Field Course)
    • Jessica Morman (Field Camp at University of Missouri)
    • Meagan Stettnisch (Field Camp at New Mexico Tech)

Wisconsin Geological Society Scholarship

Award Information:

  • Number of awards and amount vary, average award between $500 and $1000
  • Award may be used for educational expenses including but not limited to: tuition and fees, books, expenses of research (including purchase of equipment), or expenses of travel associated with undertaking or presenting research.

Eligibility requirements and selection process:

  • Geosciences graduate students, first priority for students who are (or have been) actively engaged as members of the Wisconsin Geological Society for at least one year, as evidenced by participation in membership functions; and academic merit.
  • Recipients are expected to give an oral presentation on their thesis project at a meeting of the Wisconsin Geological Society.
  • Application deadlines will be announced in March, 2014.

2012 Wisconsin Geological Society Scholarship Recipients:

  • Jane Block
  • Ashley Dineen
  • Jenna Rolle
  • Zach Watson

Geosciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Award Information:

  • Number of awards and amount vary; average award is between $200-$500.
  • Will be made available in the Fall semester and is meant to be used to offset the cost for those students who are currently performing their own research or plan on doing research within the academic year.

Eligibility requirements and selection process:

  • Geosciences undergraduate students, first priority given to students who have already declared their major or minor in the Department of Geosciences.
  • Applications will be solicited and due in the prior Spring semester before the end of the academic year. Recipients will be announced at the annual Student Recognition Banquet.
  • Applications must be submitted along with an abstract for the research project each student is currently involved in or one that will begin the following academic year.
  • Recipients are expected to give a presentation on their research at the annual Student Research Symposium the following spring.
  • Application deadlines will be announced in Spring 2014.

Undergraduate Recipients for Fall 2013 ($500 each):

  • Owen Miller (Hydrogeologic Analyses of the UWM Field Station at the Cedarburg Bog)