Scholarships

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

The Department typically offers four undergraduate scholarships each academic year under the award names: the Sandra Pritchard Mather Scholarship, the Herbert Beller Geology Scholarship or the Geology and Astronomy Alumni Scholarship. Similarly, graduate students are offered one scholarship each academic year under the award name, the Sandra Pritchard Mather Graduate 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 SCIENCES UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT 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: To Be Announced

Application Deadline: To Be Announced

Submission Procedure: To Be Announced

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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EARTH & SPACE SCIENCES GRADUATE STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP
For currently-enrolled majors in the M.S. Geoscience program at WCU who will be taking classes in the upcoming Fall Semester. 

Award: To Be Announced

Application Deadline: To Be Announced

Submission Procedure:  To Be Announced

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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The WCU Office of Research and Sponsored Programs website also has a page dedicated to student funding opportunities:

http://wcupa.edu/research/studentFundingOpps.aspx