Students from the Department of Geology and Geography win prestigious, nationally-competitive scholarships and fellowships at a higher rate than many other disciplines.
WVU Scholarships and Resources
The WVU ASPIRE Office assists students to win nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships and/or gain admission to graduate school. Assistant Director Cate Johnson graduated with a Master of Arts in Geography and graduate certificates in both women's and gender studies and nonprofit management.
A number of organizations offer geology scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Relevant scholarships are listed by the month they are typical due.
- A database of all Federal Scholarships for Science and Technology Students
- AGI Scholarship for Advancing Diversity in the Geoscience Profession
- The scholarship is a one-time $5000 award paid upon confirmation of
active enrollment in a geosciece graduate program. The scholarship is
open to geoscience students who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or
Person of Color and are within 2 semesters of completing their
bachelor’s degree in a geoscience. Student must be US Citizen or
permanent resident. The scholarship will be awarded to a qualified
applicant based on merit for potential of applicant to succeed in a
geosciences graduate program and go on to a career in the profession.
- American Association of Petroleum Geologists AAPG Military Vets Scholarship Program
- Promotes education and career opportunities to veterans, aid in the transition of veterans to civilian technical professions and promote geoscience programs in higher education institutions
- U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation USGIF Endowed Scholarship
- Encourages women from under-served communities to pursue an education in the Geosciences, or Earth Sciences.
- The scholarship provides up to $5000 (USD) in awards, annually, typically split between two or more undergraduate students, and matches them with AWG mentors to enhance their careers.
- Applicants must be a female, or female-identifying person, a high school senior or undergraduate-level student who: identifies as Black, Indigenous, LatinX, or another traditionally marginalized ethnic group and has declared Geoscience or Earth Science as a major of study.
- Questions about the Scholarship may be sent to IDEAscholarship@awg.org. June 30 application deadline.
- The David S. Miller Young Scientist Scholarship is for undergraduate
and graduate students in geo-environmental sciences or engineering. This
$1,500 scholarship is for students who exhibit an interest and academic
potential in fields related to Earth science. The scholarship is
awarded to students who demonstrate an ability to leverage their
scientific education to benefit society.
- One winner is selected each year. Recipients of this scholarship do
not automatically receive a student travel grant for AGU’s Fall Meeting
but are encouraged to apply directly for a travel grant.