Each year, outstanding students from across the country enroll in the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station summer courses, and we recognize the majority of them with scholarships to help defray the cost of courses. A variety of Field Station funding sources are used to provide these scholarship awards.
Scholarship applications are made available to students once they have applied and been accepted for a course at the Field Station. Scholarships range from $200 to $1,500 and are awarded primarily on the basis of academic merit.
In the recent past, upwards of 80% of the students attending our courses have been awarded a scholarship. Scholarship recipients are chosen by a selection committee composed of IU Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences faculty members associated with Field Station courses. This committee decides which source of funding is most appropriate for individual awards.
A single application is used for all of the IU scholarships. The letter of recommendation that you submit with the course application is used in support of scholarship applications. Scholarship awards are directly applied to your bursar bill.
We are able offer more scholarships at higher award levels than in previous years because of the generous support of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, ConocoPhillips, and the alumni of the G429 program.