NAGT Scholarships for Field Study

published Jan 30, 2018 3:28pm
Each year, NAGT makes several $750 awards to undergraduate students to facilitate their study of field geoscience through the Field Study Scholarship Program. These awards, previously given to students who attend a traditional summer field camp, are now available for students attending field-based courses at any time of year. The intent of the awards is to support students' participation in intensive field courses in any aspect of geoscience (including geophysics, soil science, hydrology, etc.) that focuses on students practicing skills of field observation, data collection, analysis and synthesis. Awardees are selected based on the importance of the field experience in meeting their educational and career goals, the quality of the field aspects of the course, and the importance of the financial award in allowing them to participate in the program. In addition, the committee endeavors to select awardees that expand the diversity of people studying geosciences in the field and a collaboration with the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) funds two additional awards specifically for women. The deadline for receipt of applications is February 14th.

Students must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply. To do so, please complete the Application Form. You will be asked to provide:
  • A 250-word essay explaining how the field-camp experience fits into your long-term academic and career goals.
  • A transcript of all your college work (an unofficial transcript is acceptable).
  • Names and contact information for two instructors who are acquainted with your work and are willing to write letters of recommendation for you (noting your ethnic origin, if applicable). We will contact them directly and ask them to submit their recommendations.

For more information, please visit the program website