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Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh Scholarship

The Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh Scholarship Fund was established in 2013 by the Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh.

Scholarship Details

  • Available to Adult Students
  • Nonrenewable
  • Approximately $1,450 available
  • Applicant must:
    • Be a junior or senior undergraduate pursuing a BS degree with emphasis in geophysics and who is planning to attend graduate school where he/she will pursue a Masters or PHD degree with an emphasis in geophysics OR
    • Be a graduate student in geophysics or on a geoscience track emphasizing geophysics. 
    • Be attending an accredited college or university in the northeast US within the boundaries of the Appalachian basin.

All applicants must complete the online scholarship application, including his/her response to the following essay question.

Essay Question

You have most likely been asked to describe why you selected a geophysics or geology with emphasis on geophysics career path during your interviews with graduate school faculty or as part of your graduate school application.  Please provide a one page summary of your response to this career path.


Past Recipients

  • 2014-15 Caitlin Ahrens & Hanna Brourman
  • 2016-17 Shannon Fasola
  • 2017-18 Mitchell Hastings, Shelley Gilliland & Shannon Fasola
  • 2018-19 Shannon Fasola & Aaron Seidel
  • 2019-20 Tobi Ore
  • 2020-21 Tobi Ore
  • 2021-22 Tobi Ore
  • 2022-23 Tobi Ore