Student Grants and Scholarships

OpportunityGrad/UG/BothDue DateAmountComments
Geological Society of America (GSA) Research Grants Both February 1 Annually ≤$4000 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 Grants and scholarships available for research, field camp, 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 Grants for work toward a thesis project.  Grants are available for different sub-fields.
Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Grants Grad Early February Annually $1000-$5000 Graduate research grants awarded to students studying in the broad field of economic geology
Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG) Scholarships Both varies $500-$6000 Grants/scholarships for female geology students at different stages in their education.
Desk and Derrick Educational Trust UG Spring Annual scholarships to students attending colleges and universities in geology, chemical and petroleum engineering
The Donald E. Carter, Sr. Scholarship for Excellence The Donald E. Carter, Sr. Scholarship for Excellence is to be used for a student enrolled in the
College of Arts and Sciences in the physical sciences at The University of Akron. The award is to be
presented without regard to financial need. Selection of award recipients is to be made by the Office of
Student Financial Aid in accordance with the above description.
Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Foundation Scholarship UG March 31 $1000 annual, renewable for up to four years 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 Grants to encourage and support students and faculty members engaged in research  and projects.
Ohio Section-American Water Works Association Advanced Degree/Continuing Education Scholarship


Feb 10 $1000-$2500 Scholarships to encourage water industry related education.
ACESS STEM Scholarships


March $1500 Juniors or seniors in STEM-related, undergraduate 4-year bachelor degree program.

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 December-February 8 - 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 - Opportunities 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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