Please contact:
Dominique Olvera
Application opens 1 March 2020
Applications due 15 May 2020

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 2020 Annual Meeting & Exposition. 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 Annual Meeting & Exposition, where a student awards reception will be held.

Application Deadline: 15 May 2020
Please email form to:

2019 Awardees
Cordilleran Lazaro Garza, Oxnard College
North-Central Gabriela Ramirez, Missouri University of Science and Technology
Northeastern Brianna Mellerson , James Madison University
Rocky Mountain Natalea Cohen, Fort Lewis College
South-Central Katherine Garcia, Franklin and Marshall College
Southeastern Julie M. Coulombe, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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 2020 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.