AGI Scholarship Programs

  • Deadline: 01/04/2024
  • Renewable: Yes
  • Number of Awards: From 2 to 9
  • Award Amount: $5,000
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  • Phone: (703) 379-2480
  • Fax: (703) 379-7563
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  • Address: 4220 King Street Alexandria, VA 22302-1502

A limited number of merit-based scholarships for undergraduate or graduate (Master) and postgraduate students (PhD and Post-Doctoral) who are U.S. citizens or permanent U.S. residents with majors in recognized geoscience programs in a college or university in the United States.

Full Description

The American Geoscience Institute was founded in 1948, under the directive of the National Academy of Sciences as a not-for-profit network for geoscientists. The institute provides information services to geoscientists (educational and professional) and aims to increase public awareness about the role of the geosciences in society.

They offer two annual merit-based scholarship programs (the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for Female Graduate Geoscience Students and the Deep Carbon Observatory Diversity Grant) for undergraduate seniors entering a graduate program, or graduate and postgraduate students who are enrolled in a recognized geoscience program.

The H.E. Wallace Scholarship program is applicable only to female students pursuing their Master’s or Doctoral degree in a geoscience graduate program. The current annual award is $5000/winner and the amount is renewable (up to two years of support) for every scholar. The winner will be selected according to her probability of successfully completing a geoscience graduate program and securing a job related to the geosciences following graduation.

The Deep Carbon Observatory Diversity Grand is open for underrepresented geoscientists who are U.S. permanent residents who are Doctoral students, Post-doctoral researchers, early faculty members or research staff. Applicants must have research interests aligning with DCO’s mission. The average amount of this scholarship is $5000. The exact sum depends on the applicants’ proposal summary, estimated budget and alignment with DCO’s mission.

The application deadline for both programs is January 4, 2025.

Who's eligible?

Eligibility for the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for Female Graduate Geoscience Students:

  • The applicants must be female U.S. citizens or legal residents
  • Applicants should be undergraduate seniors, graduate or postgraduate students
  • Must have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher and a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Must be active members of at least one of AGI’s professional member societies

Eligibility for Deep Carbon Observatory Diversity Grant:

  • Geoscientists pursuing doctoral degrees, post-doctoral researchers, early-career faculty members or research staff
  • Traditionally underrepresented geoscientists
  • S. citizens or permanent residents including minorities such as African Americans, Native Americans, Native Alaskans, Hispanics, Native Hawaiians, Native Pacific Islanders, Filipinos, or of mixed racial/ethnic backgrounds.
  • Geoscientists whose research interests align with the Deep Carbon Observatory’s mission.

How to Apply

For the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for Female Graduate Geoscience Students applicants must fill the template provided on the scholarship’s website, and include the following documents:

  • Applicants’ list of membership in AGI’s member societies (including their identification numbers)
  • The applicants’ unofficial GRE scores, and all of their post-secondary unofficial academic transcripts and/or unofficial graduate academic transcripts (if applicable)
  • Their detailed academic/professional CV
  • A 500-word abstract about their research interests
  • If the applicants are intending to enroll in a graduate school, they will need to send a proof of acceptance in the program before the award is funded

In order to apply for the Deep Carbon Observatory Diversity Grant program all applicants must:

  • Join the DCO Science Network when they submit their application materials
  • Fill out an online profile by visiting the DCO Science Network’s website.

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