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

Minority Student Scholarship Program

The Minority Student Scholarship is granted to six undergraduate students who demonstrate a commitment to the geosciences. Qualified applicants must be U.S. citizens studying at an accredited university or college in one of GSA’s six geographic Sections (including Canada and Mexico). The funds are to be used to purchase textbooks, pay college fees, or attend GSA field trips or conferences.

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 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.
  • 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 2019 schedule.
    • 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.
    • Applications will be forwarded to the GSA Diversity in the Geosciences Committee for review.