Association for Women Geoscientists

From the AWG website:

This new program encourages young minority   women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences. It provides   financial aid and matches the student with a mentor in the same field who will   offer guidance and support. This exchange will enhance the student’s experience   and provide a view of the world ahead.

General   Information

Award Amount: One or more awards   totaling $6,000 will be given each summer for use during the next academic year   (awards include AWG membership)

Application Deadline: June 30th

Application Criteria and   Procedures

The applicant must be:

  • A woman who is African-American, Hispanic,   or Native American
  • 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) at an accredited college or university (high school students   who will enter one of these fields during their freshman year may also   apply)
  • A contributor to the larger world community   through her academic and personal strengths

Application procedures:

  • Download an application: MS Word (.doc)
  • The application calls for a statement of   academic and career goals, two letters of recommendation, high school and   college transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores

Other Information

  • Winners may reapply for continuing   support
  • Questions? Please contact Christina Tapia   (

Applications should be sent to the following   address:

Association for Women   Geoscientists         Attn. Minority Scholarship         12000 N. Washington St., Suite 285         Thorton,  Colorado 80241

Scholarships are funded by the AWG   Foundation with generous support from ExxonMobil and individual   donors



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