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Geology Scholarships

Amazing program support

The geology department has been able to forge strong and lasting ties with alumni, community and industry that have brought unprecedented levels of scholarship funds to our students. Thanks to partnerships like the Responsible Mining Initiative and enduring relationships with generous alumni donors, you might find yourself eligible for the kinds of financial backing that make all the difference in completing your degree on time and with less stress about tuition costs. We’ve got your back!

The biggies for comprehensive majors

The following list of scholarships are the heavy hitters for students in Geology, and are awarded through the department. Nearly $30k in grants and scholarships are awarded each year. See each link for details about application deadlines and process. Selection process varies, but money is awarded through the department.

  • Beckstrom Geology Major Scholarship (1 @ $1000)
  • Blugold Alumni Scholarship (as needed)
  • Blugold Freshman Geology Scholarship (up to 4 @ $1000)
  • JRC Applied Geology Scholarship (2 @ $1000)
  • H2O Well Drilling & Pump Service Geology Scholarship (2612)  (2 @ $500)
  • David L. Risch Geology Research Scholarship (2552) (1 @ $1000)
  • Freshman Geology Promise Scholarship (1 @ $1000)
  • Sophomore Geology Promise Scholarship (1 @ $1000)
  • Myers/Willis Geology Field Camp Scholarships (grants of differing amounts based on financial need for G470 and G471. (This fiscal year)
  • WISA Geology Scholarship (1 @ $1650)
See list of recent scholarship recipients:

Geology Hall of Fame 2020

Geology Field Camp I 2020 Students

Summer research in geology

Fourteen UW-Eau Claire geology students receive grant from Unimin Corp. as part of the UW-Eau Claire Responsible Mining Initiative.


General Scholarships

In addition to geology department scholarships and grants , Blugolds who major in geology are eligible to apply for a whole host of Foundation based scholarships across many disciplines. Many of these are open to students in science and math fields, and are generally awarded through a donor based selection process. Be sure to look into the criteria, because each year some scholarships do not receive any applications.

Find scholarship information and helpful links here: Scholarships at UW-Eau Claire

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