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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

Yearly External Scholarships

A number of organizations offer specialized scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students. Relevant scholarships are listed by the month they are typically due.

Scholarship Lists or Groups






  • 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


  • The Geoscience Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, and Accessibility (IDEA) 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 . 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.