Student Grants and Scholarships

OpportunityGrad/UG/BothDue DateAmountComments
Sigma Xi Student Research Grants Both March 15 and October 15 Annually ≤$1000 Grants for student research in all fields of science and engineering
Geological Society of America (GSA) Graduate Research Grants Grad Early February Annually ≤$4000 Graduate student research grants for study in geology
Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists (AEG) Grants Both Early February Annually (some vary, see link for details) up to $3000 A variety of grants and scholarships available for everything from research to field camp to travel to professional meetings for geology and engineering geology students
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation Grants Grad January 31 (Applications accepted year-round) $1000-$3000 AAPG Foundation Grants are to be used for work toward a thesis project.  A variety of grants are available for different subfields.
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Grants Grad Early February Annually $1000-$5000 Graduate research grants awarded from several funds to students studying in the broad field of economic geology
Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG) Scholarships Both varies $500-$6000 AWG offers a number of grants/scholarships for female geology students at different stages in their education. See the link for more details.
Desk and Derrick Educational Trust UG Spring This trust was created by the Association of Desk and Derricks Clubs to award annual scholarships to students attending colleges and universities on geology, chemical and petroleum engineering
Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Foundation Scholarship UG March 31 $1000 annual, renewable for up to four years The Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) and the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Foundation (Foundation) is pleased to announce our scholarship program targeted at  students pursuing careers in the oil and natural gas industry.
Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts Foundation Grants and Scholarships

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April 1 The Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts Foundation was established in 1985 to encourage and support grant award college and university students and faculty members engaged in research studies and educational projects directly related bearing a reasonable relationship to formation evaluation.
Ohio Section-American Water Works Association Advanced Degree/Continuing Education Scholarship


Feb 10 $1000-$2500 The purpose of this scholarship program is to encourage water industry related education through scholarship.  This scholarship program has been created in an effort to give back to the individuals who support the water industry and the American Water Works Association.ACESS
ACESS STEM Scholarships


March 19 $1500 In August 2012, the Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS) will award a few $1500 scholarships to worthy upperclassmen that are majoring in a STEM field.  Students that will be Juniors or Seniors during the Fall 2012 semester are eligible.

Student Research/Internship/Service Opportunities

OpportunityGrad/UG/BothDue DateAmountComments
NSF-REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) UG varies - The National Science Foundation sponsors a number of research opportunities for students in all fields of science and engineering.  These are often summer research jobs at universities and institutes.  REU opportunities often include room and board and frequently a monetary stipend.  See the link for full details, because each opportunity is different.
NASA-USRP (NASA Undergraduate Student Research Program) UG varies - NASA sponsors 10-15 week research internships at locations (NASA facilities and Universities) around the country for all science and engineering disciplines including geology and geophysics
SCEC (Southern California Earthquake Center) Summer Intern Program UG Late February Annually - The Southern California Earthquake Center pairs undergraduate students with a SCEC researcher working on a project related to earthquake science.  A large range of project types are often available at locations across the country, and participants attend the annual SCEC scientific meeting in Southern California
Geological Society of America (GSA) Classified Ads Both varies - Opportunites for student internships are often advertised in the GSA Classified Ads page online, and also in the GSA publication GSA Today.  These opportunities vary from academic to industry internships.
GeoCorps America Both February 1 - GeoCorps America is a program of the Geological Society of America , in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and the National Park Service. The program offers paid short-term geoscience positions in some of the most beautiful natural areas in the world.

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