Financial Aid & Scholarships: Graduate Funding

New graduate students are eligible for department scholarships, and teaching or research assistantships on a competitive basis. Most regular degree-seeking students receive some form of financial aid. However, none may expect financial assistance from the department for more than four semesters.
Graduate students are also encouraged to seek additional support from industries and agencies outside the Department of Geological Sciences. Such requests must be submitted to the department chair, who will forward them with a supporting letter.

Scholarship Application Form

Johnson Fellowship
This award is available to students majoring in geology for use during their junior and/or senior years or during their graduate work. To be eligible for consideration, potential recipients must be citizens of either the United States or Canada and have maintained a 3.0 grade point average in their university work.

Geology Alumni Scholarship
To be awarded to either graduate or undergraduate students. Scholarship selection will be based on need and academic qualification. This award is to be used primarily for tuition.

Warren Van Pelt Scholarship
Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply for this scholarship.  However, it is restricted to students who are specializing in vertebrate paleontology.

Michael J. Harvey, Jr. Scholarship
To be awarded to graduate or undergraduate students of proven ability.

Phelps Dodge Scholarship
To be awarded to graduate or undergraduate students who have financial need.  Applicant must be enrolled in classes which promote or foster mining such as engineering, geology, metallurgy, and materials science.

Harold Bissell Scholarship
No restrictions

K. Anthony Snow Scholarship
Graduate or undergraduate student with demonstrated need.

Revell Phillips Scholarship
To be awarded to an outstanding geology student at any level.

Ken & Anne Bullock Scholarship
Preference will be given to a graduate specializing in petrology, mineralogy, or economic geology. 

Virgil V. & Audrey H. Peterson Scholarship
To be awarded to a Junior, Senior, or Graduate student majoring in Geology.  Applicant must be committed to complete their education, abide by the honor code and maintain at least a 3.0 GPA.  Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. 

C. Bryant & Clara C. Copley Scholarship
To be awarded to a female undergraduate or graduate student majoring in Geology, who demonstrates scholastic ability by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.0 and excellent aptitude in their major field.  They must be committed to completing their education and abide by the moral code of BYU.  If in any year a qualified female student is not available, the award can be given to a male student that year. 

Lyle A. Hale Scholarship
To be awarded to a graduate student with excellent aptitude in their major field. 
Preference will be given to students who demonstrate financial need. 

Geology Faculty Scholarship

To be awarded to a graduate student with an especially good academic record and one who has demonstrated need. 

 

College Awards

Questar Scholarship
To be awarded to an undergraduate or graduate.  This award is based on need and must be nominated by a faculty member. 

Leany Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.  The candidate must be registered for 12 or more hours per semester and work a minimum of 10 hours per week to support themself.  

Carl Christiansen Scholarship
This scholarship is available to students with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and is based on need.  This scholarship is by nomination only. 

Other Scholarship Links

Susan Ekdale Memorial Scholarship: 
http://www.aie.org/scholarships/detail.cfm?id=18878

USGS:
http://www.usgs.gov/contracts/EDMAP/index.html

Steve Champlin Scholarship: 
http://www.wyogeo.org/contents/plugins/innovaeditor/assets/WGACHAMPLINSCHlR2012.pdf

Morris K. Udall Foundation:
http://www.udall.gov/OurPrograms/MKUScholarship/MKUScholarship.aspx

J. David Love Fellowship:
http://www.wyogeo.org/contents/plugins/innovaeditor/assets/WGALovescholarship2012.pdf

Department of Defense Graduate Fellowship Programs:
http://ndseg.asee.org/ndseg_fellows

SMART Grant:
http://studentaid.ed.gov/PORTALSWebApp/students/english/SmartGrants.jsp

AIPG American Institute of Professional Geologists:

 

More Scholarship Links: 

http://opsf.byu.edu   (click tab with Scholarship Search Form, Specialized List, then scroll down to Physical Sciences)