This scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen with a strong interest in geology (earth science) or current undergraduate students with a declared geology major.
Incoming freshman applicants must have completed three years of math (two years of algebra and one of geometry). Preference will be given to an applicants who are in the upper 25 percent of his or her high school class and who have completed three years of high school science. If selected, recipient must be enrolled in at least six credits in order to receive the award and must take Evolution of the Earth (51-109) and one of the following: Physical Geology (51-102), Environmental Geology (51-150) or Honors Geology (51-110) by the end of their first year as a declared Geology major.
Current undergraduate applicants must be enrolled in at least six credits and have successfully completed (or placed above) Math 104 or equivalent and successfully completed Physical Geology (51-102), Environmental Geology (51-150) or Honors Geology (51-110) by the end of their first year as a declared Geology major. Preference will be given to applicants with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA and to an undergraduate with freshman standing or an undergraduate above freshman standing who is a newly declared geology major. Recipient must be enrolled in a geology course by the drop date for the spring semester in order to receive the award.