Geosciences Scholarships & Awards

 

A number of scholarships are available to CMU Geology students. Some are funded by the CMU Foundation, and others by various groups or individuals. See this year's awardees and recipients.

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Scholarships

Applications for all CMU-funded scholarships are centralized online at https://coloradomesa.academicworks.com/

Geosciences Tuition Scholarship 

$1000 (approximately). This scholarship will be awarded to the most deserving full-time (minimum 24 credit hours per school year) geology program student as determined by consensus of the CMU Geosciences faculty.

Richard D. Dayvault Endowed Memorial Scholarship 

$1300 minimum award. The Richard D. Dayvault Endowed Memorial Scholarship has been established to help future geologists or geoscientists who are committed to fostering interest in geology in their local community and contributing to scientific peer research. The award will go to a junior or senior geology major who has a minimum GPA of 3.0 and is a resident of Colorado or North Carolina.

CMU Academic Grant - Physical & Environmental Sciences 

$ Amount determined by availability of funds. This scholarship will be awarded to a full-time (12 credit hours) student majoring in Physical & Environmental Sciences (concentration in Geology, Physics, Chemistry or Environmental Science), and is a resident of the State of Colorado, and has attained a GPA of at least 3.0.

Mark Garman Scholarship 

$700. This scholarship will be awarded to a Junior or Senior geology student who has attained a GPA of at least 2.5. This scholarship is intended to fund students taking the summer Geology Field Methods course.  Preference will be given to students with demonstrated financial need.

Grand Junction Gem & Mineral Club Scholarship

The dollar amount of this award and the number of recipients varies from year to year, but typically, one to three students receive $500 each. Students are nominated by the geosciences faculty and awards are made by a committee of Gem and Mineral Club members.

Grand Junction Geological Society Field Camp Scholarships 

This award (normally $500) is given annually to three students. Awards are made by a committee of GJGS members.

 

Awards

Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists Neal J. Harr Outstanding Student Award – This prestigious award of an engraved Estwing rock hammer is given to the one outstanding senior majoring in geology at each Colorado college and university.

William C. Hood Student Research Award – The William C. Hood award is given annually to the senior Geology student who has produced exceptional research during the course of their career at CMU.

Verner Johnson Geology/GIS Student Award - The Verner C. Johnson award is given annually to the senior Geology student who has excelled in GIS -related activities during their career at CMU.

Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG) Outstanding Student Award – This award is given annually to exceptional female geoscience students who have demonstrated outstanding ability and determination in the pursuit of their careers in the geosciences. These women are students in geology, geological engineering, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, earth science education, environmental geology, or a related environmental field. 

2018 - 2019 Scholarship & Award Winners

Harr award

Neal J. Harr Outstanding Geology Student Award

and the Mark Garman Scholarship

Tristan Bates

Hood Award

William C. Hood Award for Outstanding Student Research

Miriam Kane and Anja Riedel

Johnson award

Verner C Johnson Award for Outstanding GIS Student

Ryan Mumby

 

GJGS Scholars
Grand Junction Geological Society Field Camp Scholarships
GJGS Awards
Grand Junction Geological Society Student Presentation Awards
AWG

Association for Women Geoscientists Outstanding Student Award

Nicole Mejia-Mendoza

Geosciences

Geosciences Program Tuition Scholarships

Alex Jaquez-Caro and Karlie Hadden

Dayvault

Richard D. Dayvault Endowed Memorial Scholarship

Miriam Kane

Red Plaid

The Coveted Red Plaid Shirt Award 

for Service to the Geosciences Program

Jon Hutson

Thor

The Thor Field-Hammer Award

Reno Davidson