Through the generosity of outstanding UWEC alumni and industry partners, several scholarships/grants are now available for comprehensive geology majors at UWEC. These include scholarships for:
· Incoming freshman from high school (Unimin Corp. Freshman Geology Scholarship, 5 @ $1000)
· Rising sophomores (i.e. students entering Geol 312; Unimin Corp. Sophomore Geology Scholarship, 4 @ $2500; WISA Geology Scholarship, 3 @ $1650)
· Rising juniors (i.e. students entering post-Geol 320 classes; Beckstrom Geology Scholarship, 1 @ $1000; Fairmount Santrol Responsible Mining Scholarship, 3 @ $2000)
· Seniors (Myers/Willis Field Camp Scholarship, 3 @ $500; Unimin Corp. Field Geology II Grant, ~$500 for each field camp student).
Please see the UW-Eau Claire Foundation website for more information about the individual scholarships listed below: UW-Foundation Scholarships
Unimin Freshman Geology Scholarships ($1,000)
Beckstrom Geology Major ($1,000)
(formerly Golder Associates Geology Scholarship)
The Beckstrom Geology Major Scholarship was established in 2005 by Gregory Beckstrom (BS'84) of Minneapolis, MN. Gregory, a geology graduate, worked for more than 20 years for Golder Associates, a premier global group of engineering and environmental consulting companies. In 2013, Greg joined AMEC Environment & Infrastructure- Americas as vice president and upper Midwest area manager. Applicants must be comprehensive geology majors at UW-Eau Claire with an outstanding academic record and demonstrated financial need. Academic accomplishments will be the major criterion for selection, but recipients must also demonstrate financial need. In addition, leadership and participation in extracurricular activities will be considered. Click on the Beckstrom Geology link for more information.
Myers/Willis Field Camp Scholarship ($500)
Unimin Corp. Freshman Geology Scholarship ($1000)
Unimin Corp. Sophomore Geology Scholarship ($2500)
Four $2500 Unimin Corp. Sophomore Scholarships available - (PDF) (Deadline 4/1/2016)
WISA Geology Scholarship ($1,650)
Several additional scholarships are available for science majors at UWEC:
George and Jeri Rossman Scholarship ($1,000)
Leoba Hogan Scholarship ($1,500)
Michael F. Friedrich Scholarship ($5,180)
Gritzmacher Scholarship ($1,000)
William Lieske Memorial Scholarship ($4,000)
Jerry & Elizabeth Smith Scholarship ($5,180)
Additional scholarships are available for undergraduate students across all disciplines at UWEC:
Ronald McNair Post Baccalaureated Achievement Program
(Two-year program with finanical support for scholarly research)
Contact the Office of Financial Aid in Schofield 115 (715) 836-3373, firstname.lastname@example.org for questions concerning financial aid at UWEC.
For scholarships offered at UW-Eau Claire, please see the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Scholarships website or for more specific Earth Science scholarships, please contact Dr. Phillip Ihinger email@example.com.