Scholarships

The Department of Geology and Astronomy offers scholarships to students majoring in Geology and Earth and Space Science Education, to reward them for their outstanding academic achievements.

The Department offers two earth and space science undergraduate scholarships: the Sandra Pritchard Mather Scholarship and the Herbert Beller Geology Scholarship. Successful candidates will receive up to $1000. The scholarships are awarded to those who have shown true academic achievement, who can adequately provide a statement of their career goals, and show financial need. Preference is given to those students who have not previously received department scholarships and who demonstrate and articulate their strengths, objectives, and needs most effectively. The final awards are decided by majority vote of the department faculty.

Other undergraduate and graduate scholarship opportunities such as research assistantships in specific areas of geology, astronomy, meteorology or oceanography may be available as well. Please contact individual faculty members for more information.

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EARTH & SPACE SCIENCE UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP
For currently-enrolled majors in the B.S. Geoscience or B.S. Ed. Earth and Space Science programs at WCU (45 credit + restriction). 

Award: Successful candidates will receive $1000 to be used towards Spring 2015 tuition.

Application Deadline: Friday, Dec 5, 2014

Submission Procedure:

Selection Criteria:
Scholarships will be awarded bases on four criteria: cumulative GPA (25% weighting), academic achievement (25% weighting), a statement of professional goals (25% weighting), and financial need (25% weighting). Preference will be given to students who have not previously received department scholarships, and who demonstrate and articulate their achievements, goals, and needs most effectively. Final awards will be decided by majority vote of the department faculty.

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DEPARMENT OF GEOLOGY & ASTRONOMY GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
For currently-enrolled majors in the M.A. Geoscience program at WCU who will be taking classes in Fall 2015. 

Award: Successful candidates will receive $1000 to be used towards Spring 2015 tuition.

Application Deadline: Friday, Dec 5, 2014

Submission Procedure:

Selection Criteria:
Scholarships will be awarded bases on four criteria: cumulative GPA (25% weighting), academic achievement (25% weighting), a statement of professional goals (25% weighting), and financial need (25% weighting). Preference will be given to students who have not previously received department scholarships, and who demonstrate and articulate their achievements, goals, and needs most effectively. Final awards will be decided by majority vote of the department faculty.