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NAGT Scholarships for Field Study

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Each year, NAGT makes several $750 awards to undergraduate students to facilitate their study of field geoscience. 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.

2019 Recipients

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Alejandra Angulo, California State University, Fullerton

  • Field Camp: California State University, Fullerton

Judith Avila, California State University, Fullerton (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)

  • Field Camp: California State University, Fullerton
Claudia Banks, University of Florida
  • Field Camp: University of Florida

Maya Bradford, Emory University

  • Field Camp: University of Michigan

Lisa Duong, Georgia State University

  • Field Camp: Georgia State University

Elizabeth Evenocheck, Winona State University

  • Field Camp: University of Minnesota
Lynnea Jackson, Michigan State University
  • Field Camp: Indiana University, Bloomington

Christopher Jones, Oklahoma State University

  • Field Camp: Oklahoma State University

Ann Klyce, Appalachian State University

  • Field Camp: Appalachian State University

Sarah Lapinski, Oregon State University (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)

  • Field Camp: Oregon State University

Emily Loucks, Penn State University

  • Field Camp: Penn State University

Caitlin Noseworthy, Saint Norbert College

  • Field Camp: Missouri State University

Jocelyn Reahl, Wellesley College

  • Field Camp: Juneau Icefield Research Program

Emma Sevier, University of Puget Sound

  • Field Camp: Southern Illinois University

Mary Sorensen, SUNY Oswego

  • Field Camp: Indiana University, Bloomington

Cassidy Stegner, Montana Statue University

  • Field Camp: Indiana University, Bloomington

Jennifer Stephens, Austin Peay State University

  • Field Camp: Indiana University, Bloomington

Zachery Stooksbury, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

  • Field Camp: Wilkes University

Past Recipients


  • Shayna Avila, California State University, Fullerton
  • Katelyn Brower, Western Washington University
  • Ashlee Cowles, University of Arizona
  • Samantha Denham, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Cason Dowdy, University of Georgia
  • Molly Gallahue, St. Norbert College (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Sabrina Green, California State University, Fullerton
  • Denay Grund, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Olivia Helprin, Humboldt State University
  • Ashley Lynn, East Carolina University
  • Neal Mathes, Case Western Reserve University
  • Samantha McComb, SUNY-Potsdam (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Shirley Mensah, Eastern Illinois University
  • Evan Millsap, Utah State University
  • Holly Pettus, West Virginia University
  • Miai-Hana Reed, Georgia State University
  • Kelsey Tucker, University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • David Valerio, Texas A&M University


  • Anna Stanczyk, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Melanie Gail Bowen, Texas A&M University
  • Abbey Warner, Eastern Illinois University
  • Patrick Avery Manselle, Eastern Illinois University
  • Brandon Rasmussen, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Jessica Jagdeo, University of Florida
  • Alexandra Leigh Wallenberg, Illinois State University
  • Darby Patrick Scanlon, California State University, Bakersfield
  • Hannah Lowe Kempf, Miami University (OH)
  • Alexander Andrew Ruley, North Carolina State University
  • Amy Renee Towell, University of Toledo
  • Colleen Elizabeth Laird, Case Western Reserve University
  • Sarah Elise Olden, Central Washington University
  • Zack David Levinson, California State University, Bakersfield
  • Sarah Louise Finger, Whitman College
  • Kara Ashley Vogler, Dalhousie University
  • Angela Julie Boguk, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Kristina Lynn Butler, University of Alaska Anchorage


  • Alexandra Busk, University of Alaska Anchorage
  • Alexandra Davis, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Amanda O'Kelley, Georgia State University (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Anna Schuh, University of Arizona
  • Carleigh Lider, University of North Dakota
  • Christina Verhagen, Montclair State University
  • Claire Colwell, Wheaton
  • Halley Barnett, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Julie Driebergen, Southern Illinois University
  • Maria af Rolen, West Virginia University
  • Joshua Szall, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Kacey Garber, Illinois State University (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Lillian Newell, Western State Colorado University
  • Megan Corcoran, University of Buffalo
  • Olivia Truax, Amherst College
  • Rachel Pober, University of Nevada, Reno
  • Sarah Ostertag, Wheaton College
  • Shawn Armstrong, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania


  • Jenna Adams, Central Washington University
  • Laurel Blackman, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Emily Bunse, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Zachary Burton, Bowdoin College
  • Mark Coleman, Simon Fraser University
  • Erin Conlon, University of Florida
  • Erika Danielsen, SUNY College at Geneseo
  • Vanessa Fernandes, Hofstra University
  • Gregory Hibbard, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Sarah Holmes, Beloit College
  • Sierra Keller, University of California - Santa Cruz
  • Nathan Lentsch, University of Minnesota - Duluth
  • Emma McConville, University of Maryland - College Park
  • Charlene Rogers, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Kelly Sanks, Illinois State University (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Diana Snyder, Georgia State University (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Margaret Sumner-Moore, Bryn Mawr CollegeYunan Xie, Franklin and Marshall College


  • Erick Wright, Stony Brook University
  • Elizabeth Gunnels, Georgia Southern University (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Amy Hudson, SUNY Potsdam
  • Nicole Vandaele, University of Florida (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Callie Berman, University of Wyoming
  • Garrett Blauch, University of Pittsburgh
  • Ted Uecker, Eastern Washington University
  • Aaron Steelquist, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Allison Greaney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Aaron Morrison, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Glenn Tigner, Albion College
  • Chelsea Krieg, State University of New York at Oneonta
  • Peter Nelson, Syracuse University
  • Daniel Philo, California State University, Fullerton
  • Nicholas Spano, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Emily Pendergrass, Western Carolina University
  • Brandon Rasaka, Brigham Young University, Idaho
  • Glynis Bawden, University of Puget Sound


  • Victoria Worrell, Middle Tennessee State University
  • Lauren Fissel, University of Akron
  • Douglas Mateas, Eastern Illinois University
  • Jessica Eicher, University of Alaska Fairbanks (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Sydney Gunnarson, Western Washington University
  • Cara Wright, University of Northern Iowa
  • Patrick Quillen, University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Lanie Meridth, University of Florida
  • Cary Lindsey, Mississippi State University (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Irene Kadel-Harder, University of Maryland College Park
  • Kristina Pourtabib, Eastern Illinois University
  • Benigno Alonzo, Northern Illinois University
  • Joseph Thorpe, Radford University
  • Andrea Creighton, Clemson University
  • Alison Schell, Modesto Junior College
  • Anna Pfohl, Pacific Lutheran College
  • Krista Kroeninger, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
  • Jeffrey Sitgreaves, University of Texas at Austin


  • Olivia Barbee, Eastern Illinois University (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Michael Buschette, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Na Hyung Choi, University of Georgia
  • Erin Donaghy, Bucknell University
  • Laura Donker, Grand Valley State University
  • Alexander Dragon, University of Pittsburgh
  • Johanna Eidmann, Williams College
  • Natalie Hollis, California State University, Fullerton
  • Sarah Huff, Florida State University
  • Cameron Hughes, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
  • Elizabeth Huss, State University of New York, Geneseo
  • Matthew Manor, University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Kristen Schmeisser, University of Southern Indiana (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Jerome Varriale, Stony Brook University
  • Jessica Walter, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Kayleigh Wilson, Western Washington University
  • Molly Witter, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Jonathon Yates, Wheaton College


  • David Cain, University of Mississippi
  • Jacob Calvin, Central Washington University
  • Kelsey Crane, University of Tennessee
  • Erica Dalman, Grand Valley State University (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Megan Drinnan, Sacramento State University
  • Stewart Edie, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Scott Elkins, East Carolina University
  • Autumn Haagsma, Central Michigan University
  • Ashleigh Hammac, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Lauren Hoffman, St. Norbert College
  • John Judd, California State University, Fullerton
  • Amanda Lanning, Georgia State University
  • Chantelle Parrish, California University of Pennsylvania
  • Chelsea Potier, St. Norbert College
  • Sarah Schanz, Western Washington University
  • Jakub Sliwinski, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Jennifer Staffenberg, University of Florida
  • Andrea Stevens, Purdue University (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)


  • Danielle Almeida, Florida Atlantic University
  • Emma Bayer, Wheaton College
  • Melissa Bernadino, California State University - Long Beach
  • Elizabeth Boal, Iowa State University
  • Robert Broda, East Carolina University
  • Jamie Fearon, Olivet Nazarene University
  • Melanie Graupner, University of Mississippi
  • John Robert Hill, East Carolina University
  • Molly Kane, University of Pittsburgh
  • Susan Krans, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
  • Peyton Lisenby, Sam Houston State University
  • Meghan Rice, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Simone Runyo, Illinois State University
  • Ethan Schaefer, Colorado State University
  • Nathan Schmitz, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Tengku Shaifula, Texas A&M University - College Station
  • Courtney Sprain, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Jennifer Tarnowski, California State University - Fullerton
  • Allyson Tessin, University of Pittsburgh


  • Elizabeth Cole, Franklin and Marshall College
  • Neal Cropper, Bowling Green State University
  • Paul Gabrielsen, Brigham Young University
  • Chesney Gilleland, Appalachian State University (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Eva Gladish, Temple university
  • Julianne Griswold, Case Western Reserve University
  • Bradley King, Illinois State University
  • Katharine Knoph, Lake Superior State University
  • Daniel McCuan, California State University - Bakersfield
  • Hannah McDermitt, California State University - Fullerton
  • Andrea McHugh, Georgia Southern University
  • Lauren Miller, Oklahoma State University
  • Alexander Nereson, Macalester College
  • Anna Perry, University of Nevada - Reno (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Kassandra Sendziak, California State University - Fullerton
  • Manuel Silva, Southern Oregon University
  • Randi Walters, Boise State University
  • Earl Wells, North Carolina State University

2008 Scholarship Recipients

  • Claire Bendersky, Mount Holyoke College
  • Ashley Dineen, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Alexi Ernstoff, Bryn Mawr College
  • Corina Forson, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Barbara Hanes, Edinboro University of PA (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Christopher Howard, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • Caitlin Keating-Bitonti, Syracuse University
  • Nikki Killingsworth, University of Arkansas at Little Rock
  • Amy Morrissey, University of Missouri
  • Aleece Nanfito, University of Nebraska-Omaha
  • Devon Orme, University of California Santa Cruz
  • Merilie Reynolds, Smith College (AWG Crawford Field Camp Scholarship Recipient)
  • Charles Romanchock, University of Pittsburgh (Johnstown campus)
  • David Santaniello, Boston College
  • Amanda Smith, Northwest Missouri State University
  • Rebecca Tsang, California State University, Sacramento
  • Kelly Wilhelm, University of Iowa
  • Jessica Williams, Southern Utah University

2007 Scholarship Recipients

  • Thomas Arthur, University of Nebraska
  • Emily Astley, Humboldt State University
  • Anna Bailey Beitscher, Colorado State University
  • Sharon Bywater, Southern Oregon University
  • Cole Edwards, University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
  • Timothy Gilbert, Penn State University
  • Xochiyoti Gutierrez, University of California - Santa Cruz
  • Marissa Kelly, University of Rhode Island
  • Mary Kate McCarney, University of Nebraska
  • Cynthia Muston, East Carolina University
  • Brooks Proctor, Indiana University
  • Devon Santy, University of California - Santa Cruz
  • Amanda Savrda, Auburn University
  • David Schiowitz, Fort Lewis College
  • Sue Nee Tan, Lehigh University
  • Valentina Taranovic, Wayne State University
  • Rebekah VanWey, Missouri State University
  • Alina Walcek, SUNY Albany

2006 Scholarship Recipients

  • Dusty Aeiker, University of Maryland
  • Jason Andrews, New Mexico Tech
  • Kevin Befus, Wheaton College
  • Angie Bell, Edinboro University
  • Kelly Deuerling, University of Florida
  • Troy Fadiga, The University of Iowa
  • James Glover, University of Tennessee
  • Katherine Knierim, Bowling Green State University
  • Matthew Konfirst, Northern Illinois University
  • Rachel Perez, Montclair State University
  • Phung Pham, Clemson University
  • Eric Quigley, University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • Joshua Richardson, Michigan Tech
  • Glenn Sharman, Wheaton College
  • Kevin Stein, University of Puget Sound
  • Abigail Stephens, The University of Tennessee
  • John Tellers, West Virginia University
  • Andrew Trzaskus, Illinois State University

2005 Scholarship Recipients

  • Sabrina Behrens, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Amber Blanton, California State University - Bakersfield
  • Tricia Collins, California State University - Bakersfield
  • Amy Dawson, West Virginia University
  • Jessica Dunaway, University of West Georgia
  • Kathy Elger, Illinois State University
  • Julia Ferguson, Illinois State University
  • Emily Hartwick, Central Michigan University
  • Alan Hidy, Utah State University
  • Aaron Johnson, Southern Utah University
  • Nora Matell, Williams College
  • Ian Orland, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Caleb Osborn, Southern Utah University
  • Rachel Peters, University of Puget Sound
  • Eric Shullenberger, Miami University
  • Yuko Takishita, University of Tennessee at Martin

2004 Scholarship Recipients

  • Rebecca Bober, Beloit College
  • Matthew Boyce, University of Northern Iowa
  • Bueno, Nievita University of Arizona
  • Cochran, Shane Colorado State University
  • Chris Frazer, University of Minnesota
  • Allison Gale, University of Maryland
  • Joseph Gustafson, University of Puget Sound
  • Lara Harlan, Illinois State University
  • Mariana Huerta, Miami University
  • Paul Inkenbrandt, Univ. of Southern Indiana
  • Kevin Kahmark, Western Michigan University
  • Jennifer Maloney, West Virginia University
  • Gretchen Oldham, Western Washiington University
  • Todd Osmera, Fort Lewis College
  • Sara Potter, Texas A & M
  • Kevin Shaffer, Western Washiington University
  • Daniel Allison, Wasatch-Uinta
  • Miguel Arriaga, University of Oregon
  • Theresa Barber, Albion College
  • Amanda Cavin, University of Missouri - Columbia
  • Ronald Counts, Indiana University
  • Nicole Davis, Indiana University
  • James England, Western Washington University
  • Candice Fehr, Indiana University
  • Bryan Finseth, University of Alaska - Fairbanks
  • William Hart, University of Pennsylvania
  • Wesley Hellevik, University of Minnesota - Duluth
  • Christopher Houck, University of North Carolina
  • Bretagne Hygelund, Indiana University
  • Sarah Jacobson, Indiana University
  • Kelly Knight, Eastern Illinois University
  • Molly Markey, Bowling Green State University
  • Renee McCarter, Appalachian State University
  • Karrie Miller, Miami University of Ohio
  • Osvaldo Ordaz, Humbodlt State University
  • Katherine Porter, University of Delaware
  • Heather Powell, Bowling Green State University
  • Michael Rygel, Indiana University
  • Julia Sable, University of Pennsylvania
  • William Shields, Illinois State University
  • Arianne Sperry, University of Pennsylvania
  • Veronica Stouffer, University of North Carolina
  • Hannah Thomas, University of Pennsylvania
  • Kathryn Westhoff, Lehigh University
  • Sara Williams, Northern Illinois University
  • Grant Yip, California State University - Hayward
  • Richard Ashmore, Lamar University
  • Kia Baptist, Albion College
  • Susan Barbour, Idaho State University
  • Amy Beussink, SE Missouri State University
  • Amanda Courtney, Miami University
  • Jennifer Dougherty, University of Missouri
  • Tammy Fawcett, Ball State University
  • Kari Fox, University of California - Santa Cruz
  • Rachel Gallant, University of Pennsylvania
  • Brandon Gillis, University of Wyoming
  • Shannon Greenan, Indiana University
  • Todd Hall, Western Illinois University
  • Jessica Hottinger, Southeast Missouri State University
  • Elizabeth Johnson, Northern Arizona University
  • Vicki Justice, University of Arkansas
  • Jeannine Kessel, Indiana University
  • Joseph Kmetz, Montana State University
  • Denise Kulhanek, Iowa State University
  • Pamela Marshall, University of Georgia
  • Chris McNeil, California State University - Long Beach
  • Salma Monani, University of Pennsylvania - YBRA
  • Jennifer O'Boyle, Humboldt State University
  • Carrie Odegaard, Boston University
  • Michelle Overway, Miami University
  • Dale Pfeiffer, Central Michigan University
  • Sarah Principato, University of Pennsylvania - YBRA
  • Rodger Rapp, University of Nevada - Reno
  • Donald Rehmer, Southern Illinois University
  • Michelle Shearer, Georgia State University
  • Angela Sproat, UNC System-Wide
  • Amber Wallgren, University of Minnesota - Morris
  • Elaine Winters-Stout, Mesa State College

Scholarship Application

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.

The deadline for receipt of applications is February 14th.

Program contact person:

NAGT National Office

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do I need to apply for both the AWG and NAGT scholarships?

A: You only need to apply once as NAGT manages the award process for both the AWG and NAGT scholarship.

Q: What is the timeline for the award process?

A: The deadline for student applications is February 14th and the deadline for faculty references is February 21st. Once the applications are complete with references, they will be sent to the committee and their process takes several weeks. We usually notify students in mid to late March.

Q: Do I need to contact my references?

A: NAGT will contact your references listed on your application and follow up with them. The sooner you submit your application, the sooner your references are contacted and the more time they have to write your recommendation.

Q: I don't know any NAGT or AWG members for the endorsement, what should I do?

A: Please contact the national office at NAGT and they will assist you.