GSA Coal Geology Division's Antoinette Lierman Medlin Scholarship

Application deadline extended to 30 June 2009


The Antoinette Lierman Medlin Scholarship provides monetary support and recognition to deserving students in coal science (origin, occurrence, geologic characteristics, or economic implications of coal and associated rocks). Each year, one award is presented for the completion of laboratory/analytical research (~US$2,000), and a second award is presented for the completion of field work (~US$1,500).

This scholarship provides full-time students involved in coal geology research with financial support for field or laboratory expenses, sample analyses, instrumentation, supplies, etc. The scholarship recipient may also be provided with a stipend to present research at the 2009 or 2010 GSA Annual Meeting.

Students may apply for both the laboratory/analytical research and field-work awards, but can only receive one scholarship. To apply, submit five copies of the following to Jack C. Pashin, , Geological Survey of Alabama, P.O. Box 869999, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35486, USA; fax: +1-205-349-2852:

  1. A cover letter indicating the award(s) sought;
  2. A concise (no more than five double-spaced pages including references) statement of objectives and methods, including how the scholarship funds will be used to enhance the project; and
  3. A letter of recommendation from your immediate advisor that includes a statement of financial need and the amount and nature of other available funding for the project.

This scholarship was established as a memorial to Antoinette "Toni" Medlin, who for many years dedicated her efforts toward the advancement of coal geoscience and to encouraging students in coal geology. Scholarships funds are managed by the GSA Foundation.