Please contact:
Dominique Olvera
Next nomination cycle deadline to be announced.

Minority Student Scholarship Program

The Minority Student Scholarship Program provides $1,500 to one student at an accredited university or college in each of the six GSA Sections as nominated by a GSA Professional Member. The funds are to be used to purchase text books, pay college fees, or attend GSA field trips or conferences.

In addition to the cash award, a complimentary GSA student membership is granted as well as meeting registration for this year’s GSA Annual Meeting where a student awards reception will be held.

2016 Awardees
Cordilleran Aquivo Lowen-Diaz, Santa Barbara City College
North-Central Jessica Mckay, Northern Illinois University
Jessica Whiteaker, Southern Illinois University
Northeastern Sean Thatcher, The City University of New York College of Staten Island
South-Central Stephanie E. Suarez, University of Texas at Austin
Southeastern Jared Hopkins, Georgia State University

Student Requirements for Nomination

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a member of a minority group;
  • Has taken at least two (2) introductory geoscience courses;
  • Be enrolled in additional geoscience courses in the upcoming academic year; and
  • Be a current undergraduate student member of GSA.

Nomination Responsibilities and Timeline

  • Nominator must be a GSA Professional Member (1 nomination per member)
  • Confirm with the student that he/she is a member of a minority group.
  • Verify that the student has completed two introductory geoscience courses and is enrolled in geosciences classes for the upcoming academic year.
  • Complete and return the nomination form above via email to no later than the deadline. Next nomination cycle deadline to be announced.
  • Nominations will be forwarded to the GSA Diversity in the Geosciences Committee for review.