Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences


Department of Earth Sciences Undergraduate Scholarships 2014-15




Award Name

Award Amount

Mission and Criteria

Application Procedure

L. Thomas and Margaret Aldrich Award

$2,000

Dr. L. Thomas Aldrich received his BA in 1939, MS and PhD degrees in Physics from the UofM in 1946/1948. He and his wife established this award to foster greater interest in the fields of geophysics or geochemistry. It is awarded to the top graduating senior majoring in earth sciences with interest in pursuing careers in geophysics or geochemistry.

Nominations by faculty to Awards Committee

Robert R. Berg Scholarship

$4,000

This award is in honor of alumnus Robert R. Berg, BA 1948/PhD 1951, intended for a earth sciences major. Recipient must be a full time registered student.

Letter of application and transcript to Awards Committee during spring semester.

Richard Clarence Dennis Undergraduate Scholarships in Geosciences

$5,000

Rachel Warner and Louise Wight, sisters of alumnus Richard Dennis, wished to provide the means to support students in the study of earth sciences at the University of Minnesota. Available to earth sciences majors and based on merit and financial need. Recipient must be a full time registered student.

Letter of application and transcript to Awards Committee during spring semester.

Fred A. Donath Honors Scholarship in Geosciences

$5,000

To support one student per year who is entering the final year of undergraduate work in geosciences in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Minnesota. Student must have an outstanding academic record and preference shall be given to someone wishing to pursue graduate work and who would be qualified for admittance to the best graduate departments. Recipient must be a full time registered student.

Nominations by faculty to Awards Committee

Field Camp Scholarships

Amount and number of awards vary from year to year depending on available funds.

The University of Minnesota Geological Society (formerly GeoClub) and the Department of Earth Sciences provide funds annually to help defray the cost of field camp for students. Available to earth science majors enrolled in one of the departmental summer field courses, based on merit and financial need.

Applications to field camp instructors during spring semester.

J. Chris Kraft Undergraduate Scholarship

$1,500

Scholarship established by J. Chris Kraft, MS 1952, PhD 1955, for training or research experience for meritorious undergraduate majors in earth sciences. Recipient must be a full time registered student.

Letter of application and transcript to Awards Committee during spring semester.

Ralph and Jayne McMillen Scholarship

$4,000 each (one sophomore, one junior and one senior)

Scholarships established in memory of Ralph E. McMillen, 1939 alumnus, for one sophomore, one junior, and one senior majoring in earth sciences or geo-engineering. Recipient must be a full time registered student.

Letter of application and transcript to Awards Committee during spring semester.

Rita Paquette Memorial Scholarship

$3,000

Scholarship in memory of alumnus Rita Paquette to be awarded annually to a woman interested in pursuing a career in environmental geology or hydrology through the University of Minnesota. Recipient must be a full time registered student.

Letter of application and transcript to Awards Committee during spring semester.

Sidney A. Parkans Scholarship

$2,000

This scholarship honors Sidney A. Parkans, who graduated with a BS in Geology in 1946 and has been a professional geologist since 1960. It is intended for students majoring in earth sciences who have demonstrated financial need and scholastic merit in the College of Science and Engineering. Recipient must be a full time registered student.

Letter of application and transcript to Awards Committee during spring semester.

H. Walter and E. Joyce Rembold IT Scholarship

TBA

This scholarship is intended first for graduates of high schools in either Scotland, South Dakota or Ishpeming, Michigan, or who are children of employees of Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. Should there be no students from these three sources, then preference is given to CSE students pursuing a degree in the Department of Earth Sciences. Recipient must be a full time registered student.

Letter of application and transcript to Awards Committee during spring semester.


 

Updated March 2014.