Scholarship Opportunities

We offer scholarships

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.

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Other scholarship opportunities

Note that the general timeframe for application deadlines is listed. Take a look at the webpage for each scholarship to find the specific due date for any given year.

Note that membership in some of the relevant societies is required to apply for scholarships. Plan ahead to research these opportunities and their requirements so that you have plenty of time to apply.

Learn about non-IU scholarships