One of AGS's primary goals is to help renew this important resource of practicing geoscientists by working to attract students to this exciting field. Whatever your personal goals, if you are one of these dedicated individuals, we want to offer you encouragement and an opportunity to obtain additional financial support to further your geoscience education.
As in the past, the Alaska Geological Society has scholarship funding available for deserving undergraduate or graduate students. We typically award a number of scholarships of different amounts each spring. Also, we encourage past applicants or awardees to apply again or to each of our scholarships.
Decisions are based upon individual merit, as decided by consensus of the AGS Scholarship Committee.
A) Full time enrollment at an accredited institute of higher education.
B) Status as a BA, BS, MS, or PhD candidate in geoscience or equivalent degree program.
C) Project or thesis/dissertation topic focused on Alaskan geology or related geoscience topic.
D) Having received the AGS Scholarship no more than two (2) times previously. Previous awardees shall be additionally required to provide the Scholarship Committee with a summary of how previous funds were used.
E) Applicants for Alaska Geological Society scholarships may not be related to any member or to any family member of the Scholarship Committee or Board of Directors of the Society.
Applications Should Include
A) AGS Scholarship application form
B) A cover letter describing your personal and educational career goals, your interest in the Earth Sciences, your financial need, and how you would use the scholarship funds. Examples of how to apply the funds include, but are not limited to, field camp, field work, research/lab fees, or tuition and books. If you are a past scholarship recipient, please include an update on how you used previous AGS funding.
C) A project description if you are an undergraduate student, or copy of your thesis proposal if you are a graduate student.
D) A minimum of two letters of recommendation from those familiar with your academic record. A third letter may be included if it contains important additional information.
E) A copy of your transcripts from your current institution. If you are a first year graduate student, please also send a copy of your transcripts from your previous institution. A formal confidential transcript is not required; a copy or unofficial transcript will suffice.