AWG Minority Scholarship

  • Association for Women Geoscientists
  • Westminster, CO, USA
  • Feb 14, 2018
Scholarship - General Health Science Life Science Medical Sciences Physics


This new program encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences. It provides financial aid and matches the student with a mentor in the same field who will offer guidance and support. This exchange will enhance the student’s experience and provide a view of the world ahead.

General Information

Award Amount: One or more awards totaling $6,000 will be given each summer for use during the next academic year (awards include AWG membership)
Application Deadline:
June 30th each year

Application Criteria and Procedures

The applicant must be: 

  • A woman who is African-American, Hispanic, or Native American
  • A full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university (high school students who will enter one of these fields during their freshman year may also apply) 
  • A contributor to the larger world community through her academic and personal strengths

Application procedures: 

  • Download an application, which can be found on the AWG Awards and Scholarship webpage (MS Word .doc)
  • The application calls for a statement of academic and career goals, two letters of recommendation, high school and college transcripts, and SAT or ACT scores

Other Information 

  • Winners may reapply for continuing support
  • Questions? Please contact Christina Tapia (

Applications should be sent to the following address:

Association for Women Geoscientists
Attn. Minority Scholarship
12000 N. Washington St., Suite 285
Thorton, Colorado 80241

Scholarships are funded by the AWG Foundation with generous support from ExxonMobil and individual donors