Student Support Funds

These funds provide various kinds of financial support for students.

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Merit and Need-Based Scholarships

Angino Ferry Geochemistry Scholarship — Provides scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students studying geochemistry in the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas. 

Bradley Everett L. Memorial Scholarship — Provides scholarships to deserving students majoring in geology at the University of Kansas.

Cramer Neal P. Geology Fund — Provides support for students and faculty in the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas.

Ferguson Alfred Scholarship — Provides scholarships to deserving students majoring in geology at the University of Kansas who have graduated from an accredited Kansas High School.

Geology Scholarships Fund — Provides scholarships for deserving students pursuing a degree in Geology at the University of Kansas. 

Henbest Fund — The income from the fund is used one half for the advancement of historical Geology and Paleontology by (a) Providing scholarships for graduate or undergraduate students; OR (b) Providing lectures or symposia by distinguished geologists or palentologists; OR (d) Providing funds for field studies in student research; OR (e) Providing similar benefits for students when or if the above become no longer needed or appropriate.

Herndon Imogene A. Scholarship — Provides scholarships for deserving students in the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas. The scholarships may be renewable; given to graduate or undergraduate students; and based on need or achievement, all at the discretion of the scholarship committee.

Holden Frederick T. Scholarship — Provides scholarships for deserving students pursuing a degree in Geology or Geophysics at the University of Kansas. The scholarships are awarded to students at any grade level who exhibit exceptional merit and/or financial need.

Holland Bill D. and Carolyn A. Scholarship — Provides undergraduate scholarships for deserving students in the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas who seek a career in the oil and gas industry. Preference is given to students from the state of Kansas. 

Ireland H.A. and Elsie Scholarship — Provides scholarships for deserving students pursuing a degree in Geology at the University of Kansas.

Kaesler Roger Memorial Student Support Fund — Provides support for graduate students working in research related to invertebrate paleontology in the form of graduate research assistant support, tuition and fees, scholarship support, awards, fellowship support, or field support.

Lamb Jr. Ralph C. Scholarship — Provides support in the form of scholarships, fellowships, research awards, field study travel awards, or other similar types of support for deserving students maintaining a 3.3 GPA in the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas.

Lehman Roy and Freda Scholarship — Provides scholarships to support students dedicated to the development and use of a geological career.

McGee D. A. Scholarship — Provides scholarships for deserving students pursuing a degree in Geology at the University of Kansas.

Moore Raymond C. and Lilian B. Scholarship — Provides financial aid and scholarships for deserving students pursuing a degree in Geology at the University of Kansas.

Patterson Jospeh Minton Scholarship — Provides scholarships to deserving students majoring in geology at the University of Kansas. The awards may be based on academic merit, demonstrated need, or both merit and need.

Peoples James A. and Rowena E. Scholarship in Geophysics — Provides scholarships to deserving students majoring in geophysics at the University of Kansas.

Saueracker Paul and Nancy Student Support Fund — Provides support for deserving students in the Geology Department at the University of Kansas. 

Selig August Fund — Used for furthering student research projects in micropaleontology. Additionally, when available, income may be used in support of deserving graduate students in geology to help defray expenses incurred by field work. 

Stelbar Oil Geology Graduate Student Support — Provides support for graduate students in the Geology Department of the University of Kansas through scholarships, fellowships, or research assistantships. 

Waggoner Alec Memorial Scholarship — Provides undergraduate scholarships for students who exhibit financial need (based on University of Kansas criteria) in the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas. Preference shall be given to a Kansas resident.

Walters Ray P. Scholarship — Provides scholarships for deserving students pursuing a degree in Geology at the University of Kansas.

 

Merit-Based Awards

Gerhard Lee C. and Darcy Student Prize for Field Research in Geology — Provides a prize to the outstanding Geology student in the following priority order: who publishes a technical paper based on field research; or to the outstanding student who presents a paper based on field research at a recognized professional meeting, with a published abstract; or who assists a professional research scientist in the field, resulting in credit in a published paper; or if none qualify under the above guidelines, or in special circumstances or an especially deserving student, to the outstanding student participating in field research in the Geology Department of the University of Kansas.  The annual prize is a minimum of $500. Any spendable balance remaining after making the annual prize is reinvested into the fund's principal balance.  

Haworth Erasmus Honor Award Fund — Used to purchase books to accompany the Geology Department's Haworth Honor Awards for Senior and Graduate students.

Jackson II Roscoe G. Graduate Research in Geology Award — Supports the MS or PhD research of graduate students in the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas. In particular, awards may be made to support research activities such as field work, analytical work, and research-related travel; to provide research assistantships or scholarships; or to provide other types of support as appropriate. 

Merriam Graduate Student Research Award — This award is given annually to an outstanding Geology graduate student in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas in support of their thesis or dissertation research. The award can be used for any purpose of the research, but support of field work is to be given priority.  The award is made on the basis of a proposal submitted to the Geology faculty outlining the research and how the money is to be spent. 

Orthleo M. and Robert M. Water Resources Award — Provides an annual award to a research project by a faculty member or student of the University of Kansas pursuing the geological, hydro-geological, or geophysical investigation of groundwater in, or of water resources impacting, the state of Kansas. The annual award may also be used to assist a Kansas native pursuing a degree related to the application of geophysics or geology to groundwater studies.

 

Field Work Support

Beu Geology Field Camp Scholarship — Supports undergraduate students in field camp course(s) required for the Bachelor of Science degree in Geology in the Geology Department of the University of Kansas. The amounts of the scholarship and the recipients are determined by a committee approved by the Chancellor in consultation with the chair of the Department of Geology.

Dellwig Louis F. and Bets Geology Field Camp Scholarship — Provides scholarships to deserving students majoring in geology at the University of Kansas to help offset expenses of participating in field camp.

Haas Merrill Fund — The income, but not the principal, of this fund is used to support field camp studies by the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas as a means of providing a laboratory experience for students majoring in geology.

Harrison Robert R. Field Camp Scholarship — Provides scholarships to deserving students majoring in geology at the University of Kansas to help offset expenses of participating in field camp.

Laudon Lowell R. and Florence S. Fund — Supports undergraduate and graduate geology field work, specifically to encourage student-faculty trips within the Department of Geology at the University of Kansas. While the proceeds of this award shall be used primarily to support field work and student field trips, the fund also recognizes that the Department of Geology occasionally has urgent needs outside the area of field geology. Thus this fund is designated unrestricted so that these crisis needs may be met from time to time. The use of the Fund is be determined by the Chair of the Department of Geology with the approval of the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

 

 

 

 

 

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