Scholarships

Scholarship Universe

Scholarship Universe is a scholarship matching service exclusively for University of Arizona Students. When a student logs in, they are asked a series of questions and matched to scholarships based on their answers. Scholarship Universe matches Wildcats to thousands of UA and non-UA opportunities and can help you to apply for and receive scholarship awards quickly and easily. Incoming and current UA students can access Scholarship Universe here


Departmental Scholarships

The Department of Geosciences currently offers several scholarships to qualified undergraduate students. Approximately $52,000 in scholarships were awarded in 2021-2022! The requirements and deadlines for each of the scholarships may differ. Departmental scholarship funds will be awarded at the largest award value feasible whenever possible and based on available funds, as well as the number of eligible applicants. Scholarship funds may be awarded between multiple eligible applicants or may be combined to provide more meaningful awards when available funds allow.

Non-research-based include the following scholarships. Additional scholarship-specific eligibility criteria is included below. Please consider applying for one of these scholarships via the Scholarship Universe system.

Geosciences is able to offer need-based program fee reimbursements for Geosciences majors each Fall and Spring semester. No application is required. Effective Fall 2022, all available Program Fee Reimbursement Funds will be automatically distributed each fall and spring to eligible GEOS BS students according to GEOS Administration discretion. Preference is generally given to students with the most unmet financial need. Award amounts and the number of awards depend on the number of eligible applicants and the availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Be a current, full-time enrolled Geosciences major in any degree sub-plan and have paid your GEOS Program Fee by the first class day of the semester (Fall and Spring awards only).
  2. Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen of the United States.
    • If not a US citizen, you must meet the additional criteria outlined here.
  3. Have a completed FAFSA at UA that demonstrates financial need.

The Friends of Kartchner Caverns Scholarship fund will provide a scholarship for undergraduate students at the University of Arizona who are actively enrolled in the Geosciences major. Award amounts depend on the number of applicants and the availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Be a current undergraduate or graduate student in any sub-plan or discipline within the Geosciences department.

Recipients of this scholarship will be undergraduates or graduates in the Department of Geosciences who exhibit exceptional Academic ability and financial need.

Apply for the R. Winslow Scholarship in Scholarship Universe. Award amounts depend on the number of applicants and the availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Be a current undergraduate or graduate student in any sub-plan or discipline within the Geosciences department.
  2. Exceptional Academic ability.
  3. Have a completed FAFSA at UA that demonstrates financial need.

The W. Voorhees Memorial scholarship fund will provide a scholarship for a sophomore in geology with a minimum 2.5 GPA, have Sophomore class standing, and have demonstrated financial need. Award amounts depend on the number of applicants and the availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Be a current, full-time enrolled Geosciences major in any degree sub-plan.
  2. Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen of the United States.
    • If not a US citizen, you must meet the additional criteria outlined here.
  3. Have a completed FAFSA at UA that demonstrates financial need.
  4. Have a minimum 2.5 Cumulative GPA.
  5. Have Sophomore class standing, which you can check in your UAccess Student Center.

 

The Wilson Thompson Scholarship fund will provide a scholarship for undergraduate students at the University of Arizona who are actively enrolled in the Geosciences major and have an interest in environmental studies. Award amounts depend on the number of applicants and the availability of funds.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Be a current, full-time enrolled student declared in any College of Science undergraduate degree plan.
  2. Express an interest in Environmental Studies.
    • Preference to be given to Geosciences B.S. Major students who express an interest in environmental studies.

The Paul E. Damon Memorial Scholarship fund provides support for full-time enrolled undergraduate students in good academic standing with financial need. Preference is shown to students who are conducting research involving geochemistry.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Be a current, full-time enrolled Geosciences major in any degree sub-plan and can demonstrate an interest in Geochemistry or is actively involved in Geochemistry research.
    • Students who are conducting research for credit, pay, or on a volunteer basis are eligible to apply.
  2. Have a minimum 2.0 GPA.
  3. Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen of the United States.
    • If not a US citizen, you must meet the additional criteria outlined here.
  4. Have a completed FAFSA at UA that demonstrates financial need for the fiscal year that you are applying.

Diversity Scholarships

There are many scholarships available to support students from underrepresented backgrounds who are pursuing a degree in STEM. Below is a partial list of scholarships that may be available to you.

Please note that the Department of Geosciences and the University of Arizona are not not affiliated with these scholarships or organizations, do not endorse the organizations and are not responsible for the content on these links.


Field Camp Scholarships

There are many scholarships available to support students who are engaging in Capstone Field Camp Experiences. Below is a partial list of scholarships that may be available to you. You may also find more information on Field Camps at https://www.geo.arizona.edu/fieldcamp.

Please note that the Department of Geosciences and the University of Arizona are not not affiliated with these external field camp scholarships or sponsoring organizations, do not endorse the organizations and are not responsible for the content on these links.