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Established in 2013 by the Geophysical Society of Pittsburgh, the purpose of the fund is to provide scholarships for 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 a graduate student in geophysics or on a geoscience tract emphasizing geophysics. In either case the student should be attending an accredited college or university in the northeast US within the boundaries of the Appalachian basin.

Scholarship Details

Available to Adult Students

This is a $2,000 non-renewable scholarship.  Multiple scholarships may be available.

All applicants must complete the Scholarship Application and complete 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.

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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