Please contact:
Dominique Olvera
Application opens 1 March 2021
Applications due 15 May 2021
Application Form

Expanding Representation in Geosciences (ERG) Scholarship

Undergraduate students from groups who are underrepresented in the geosciences are encouraged to apply or be nominated for a scholarship. Up to six awards include $1,500 scholarship, student membership, and full meeting registration for the GSA Connects 2021. Qualified applicants must be U.S. Citizens studying at an accredited university or college in one of GSA’s regional sections (including Canada and Mexico).

In addition to a cash award, students will also receive complimentary GSA student membership and meeting registration for this year’s GSA Connects 2021, where a student awards reception will be held.

Application Deadline: 15 May 2021
Application Form Please email questions to:

2020 Awardees
Cordilleran Alexa Terrazas, University of California, Los Angeles
North-Central McKenna Riggen, The University of Texas at Austin
Northeastern Kierra Wilk, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rocky Mountain Alice Morris, Fort Lewis College
South-Central Brittany Bray, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Southeastern Amanda Mayo, The University of Tennessee at Martin

Student Application Requirements

  • Be a U.S. citizen and a member of an underrepresented 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.
  • Application and Timeline

    • Submit a completed online application form, and all letters of recommendation, emailed directly to no later than the deadline.
    • Uploaded a copy of your unofficial transcript.
    • Uploaded a copy of your fall 2021 schedule.
    • Confirm with the student that he/she is a member of an underrepresented group.
    • Verify that the student has completed two introductory geoscience courses and is enrolled in geosciences classes for the upcoming academic year.
    • Applications will be forwarded to the GSA Diversity in the Geosciences Committee for review.
    • All awards announced by the end of June.