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Scholarship/Fellowship/Grant Award Information

Norman Knapp Scholarship (undergraduate)

Value of Each: Varies

Number of Awards: Varies

Criteria: Montana high school graduate majoring in geosciences.  Financial need and academic performance will be considered in the selection, with preference given to student with financial need.  Recipient must be of junior standing and may receive the scholarship in his/her senior year provided that he/she continues to meet the criteria and funding is available. Awarding the Knapp scholarship shall be the responsibility of the scholarship selection committee appointed by the Chair of the Department of Geosciences.  The committee shall determine the scholarship recipients.

Where to Apply: Geosciences Department

Application Deadline: Contact the Geosciences Department

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


For more scholarship opportunities, see the list of College of Humanites and Sciences Scholarships and Fellowships