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Geosciences Scholarship/Fellowship/Grant Award Information


Geosciences Alumnus Scholarship (undergraduate and graduate)

  • Value of Each:  Varies
  • Number of Awards:  Varies
  • Criteria:  Deserving Geosciences graduate and undergraduate students, based on evaluation of research proposal, must be enrolled at UM and intend to return to UM to complete research.
  • Where to Apply:  Students nominated by faculty

Robert and Eleanor Weidman Scholarship in Geosciences (undergraduate)

  • Value of Each:  Varies ($200-$700)
  • Number of Awards:  Varies
  • Criteria:  Geosciences major in third or fourth year of undergraduate work; must have completed at least one year at UM (Missoula campus), including three or more courses in geosciences.  Generally recipient not renewed; selection based primarily on scholastic ability, but also academic potential, character, and financial need.  Recipient should have strong interest in classical geology or field studies.  Award usually applied to tuition/fees, but upon advanced approval by geosciences faculty, part or all of the award may be used to support enrollment in the summer field geology course or to support a field-based project of independent study approved by the faculty - final report is presented to the faculty and student body.
  • Where to Apply:  Department of Geosciences
  • Application Deadline:  Contact the Geosciences Department.

Patrick J. McDonough Memorial Scholarship (graduate)

  • Value of Each:  Varies ($2500-$10,000)
  • Number of Awards:  Varies
  • Criteria:  Deserving Geosciences Graduate students based on a proposal similar to that of a thesis proposal for research in “Utilization and Development of Energy Resources within the State of Montana.
  • Where to Apply:  Geosciences Department

Michael Lee Wilson Memorial Scholarship (graduate)

  • Value of Each:  Varies
  • Number of Awards:  Varies
  • Criteria:  Geosciences graduate student; GPA and other academic credentials
  • Where to Apply:  Students nominated by faculty, no application necessary

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