Undergraduate Scholarships in Earth & Planetary Sciences/Environmental Science

Academic Scholarships

A number of scholarships are available for students majoring in Earth & Planetary Sciences at all levels. Several are provided through the generosity of alumni and friends of the Department. Others are provided by professional and philanthropic organizations, or grants awarded to individual faculty and/or the department. Scholarships are awarded annually, usually near the end of the Fall semester. .

Applications for the 2013 Departmental Undergraduate Scholarships are now available. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is Friday, October 18, 2013 by 4pm. Applications and supporting documentation must be received by Cindy Jaramillo (epsdept@unm.edu). The application form is a pdf document template that can be filled out by clicking here (to download); the form should be saved as an Acrobat PDF and returned by Email attachment with supporting documentation. Everything required is specified in the form. If you have problems downloading the application form, send an Email to Cindy and she will send you the form as an attachment. Scholarship awardees will be notified in late September.

Research Scholarships

The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences strongly encourages the participation of undergraduates in a research experience. These experiences may be undertaken AT ANY STAGE in the curriculum by students on any major or minor degree track (BS/BA in Earth & Planetary Science, BS Environmental Sciences, minors as well). Below are the basic requirements and other pertinent information. Often this activity coincides with an Honors Thesis (see Departmental Honors; if you are unsure as to how the GPA restrictions affect your participation, meet with the Departmental Honors Advisor; download Honors guidelines here; download application for the Departmental Honors Program here). Through the generous supprt of the Caswell Silver Foundation, financial support may be available for your undergraduate research experience: watch for announcements each semester for application information; download Caswell Silver Support application form here. Please contact the departmental Honors Advisor (Professor Laura Crossey (currently also Department Chair), Rm. 141, Northrop Hall, 277- 1641; lcrossey@unm.edu) or your favorite professor for further information.

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