Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences


Department of Earth Sciences Graduate Fellowships

Graduate students in the Earth Sciences become eligible to apply for departmental fellowships after they have completed two semesters of their graduate program. Typically, students who begin their program in the fall apply for fellowships during April of the spring semester of their first year. In the case that a graduate student takes a temporary leave of absence (e.g., to manage parental responsibilities, medical conditions, National Guard duty, or other acceptable reason), then they will be eligible to receive departmental fellowships upon their return to the program, provided that they completed two semesters of the program prior to their leave.

 

Award Name

Mission and Criteria

Application Procedure

Thomas F. Andrews Fellowship

Fellowship to support graduate student in the Department of Earth Sciences.

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

Subir Banerjee Fellowship

Fellowship in honor of Professor Subir Banerjee to support a full-time graduate student in the Department of Earth Sciences in good academic standing with exceptional potential in their field. Preference for a student in the field of rock and mineral magnetism, with the next preference made for a promising student in rock and mineral physics. 21st Century Match program.

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

Richard Clarence Dennis Graduate Fellowships

Rachel Warner and Louise Wight, sisters of alumnus Richard Dennis, wished to provide the means to support students in the study of the Earth sciences, based on merit.

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

William H. Emmons Fellowship

Fellowship to support graduate student in the Department of Earth Sciences.

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

Warren Fisher Memorial Fellowship

Fellowship established by alumnus Warren Fisher for an outstanding full-time graduate student in the Earth sciences, based on merit. The recipient should also be in good academic standing and demonstrate the drive, determination and ability to excel in their field of study. 21st Century Match program

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

Forrest Fellowship

For an outstanding full-time graduate student in the Earth sciences, making substantial and continual progress toward a graduate degree, in good academic standing, and who demonstrates the drive, determination and ability to excel in their field of study. 21st Century Match program

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

Francis Gibson Graduate Fellowship

To provide fellowships to graduate students in the Earth sciences with a preference for those studying hydrogeology or energy.

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

Samuel Goldich "Footsteps" Award

For an outstanding graduate student conducting research in Precambrian geochemistry and following the footsteps of S. Goldich.

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

John W. Gruner Fellowship

For an outstanding graduate student in the Earth Sciences.

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

Junior F. Hayden Fellowship Fellowship to support graduate student in the Department of Earth Sciences. Letter of application and transcript to the Awards Committee during spring semester
David Keith Jensen Fellowship

Fellowship to support graduate student in the Department of Earth Sciences.

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

Kerry R. Kelts Memorial Awards

Award established in memory of Kerry R. Kelts to support travel to national and international meetings for graduate students engaged in paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental research. (One award made through LacCore and one through Large Lakes Observatory)

Application to the Directors of the LacCore and Large Lakes Observatory

Allan and Eleanor Martini Fellowship

Fellowship established by Eleanor and Allan Martini, BS 1951, to support a full-time Department of Earth Sciences graduate student in good academic standing, with exceptional potential in their field.

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

Harold M. Mooney Fellowship

Scholarship in memory of Prof. Harold M. Mooney, former geophysics faculty member. Available to meritorious undergraduate or graduate Earth sciences students.

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

V. Rama Murthy and Janice Noruk Fellowship

Fellowship established by Professor V. Rama Murthy and Janice Noruk for a Department of Earth Sciences graduate student of distinction studying in the fields of geochemistry, petrology or related fields.

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

V. Rama Murthy and Janice Noruk Fellowship for Women

Fellowship established by Professor V. Rama Murthy and Janice Noruk for a Department of Earth Sciences female graduate student of high merit pursuing studies in solid earth geochemistry or geophysics or planetary sciences. 21st Century Match program

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

 

   

Frederick M. Swain Fellowship

Fellowship established in memory of Professor Frederick Swain for a full-time graduate student majoring in the Earth sciences, based on merit. The recipient should also be in good academic standing and demonstrate the drive, determination and ability to excel in their field of study. 21st Century Match program.

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

Herbert E. Wright "Footsteps" Award

For an outstanding graduate student conducting research in Paleolimnology, Quaternary studies, or related fields and following the footsteps of Professor Herbert E. Wright.

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

Tibor & Olga Zoltai Graduate Fellowship

Fellowship established by Tibor and Olga Zoltai, for an academically outstanding student admitted for full-time graduate study in the Earth sciences program at the University of Minnesota, studying on the Twin Cities campus. 21st Century Match program.

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

 

Updated March 2019.