American Institute of Professional Geologists
Scholarships are given to assist students with college education costs and to
promote student participation in the American Institute of Professional
Geologists (AIPG). Up to four scholarships will be awarded to declared
undergraduate geological sciences majors who are at least sophomores.
Scholarship awards in the amount of $1,000.00 each will be made to eligible
students attending a college or university in the U.S. Scholarships are to be
used to support tuition and/or room and board. Scholarships are eligible to any
student who is majoring in geology (or earth science), is at least a sophomore,
and is attending a four-year accredited college or university in the U.S. can
apply. Also, the student must be either a student member of AIPG or must have
applied for student membership (student membership is free) at the time the
application for the scholarship is submitted.
Each student who is awarded a scholarship agrees, by accepting the scholarship,
to prepare a 600 to 800 word article for publication in The Professional
Geologist. The subject of the article must be related to a timely professional
Applicants must submit: a letter of interest with name, mail and e-mail
addresses, and telephone number; proof of enrollment in an eligible geological
sciences program, transcripts; an original one-page essay on why the applicant
wants to become a geologist; and a letter of support from a faculty member
familiar with the applicant’s academic work. The application packet should be
submitted to: American Institute of Professional Geologists, Attn: Education
Committee Chr., 12000 N. Washington St., Suite 285, Thornton, CO 80241. For
questions regarding the application process call (303) 412-6205 or e-mail:
aipg. Applications must be received by February 15th, 2014.
Scholarships are awarded the month of May. Awards will be based on the content
and creativity of the essays as judged by the Education Committee. The decisions
of the Education Committee are final.
Wendy J. Davidson