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Don and Margie Hattin Special Field Course Fund
This Fund is intended to support IU geology undergradu-
ate students planning to participate in high-quality, rigor-
ous field camp programs such as the Olduvai Gorge field
course or the Geology Regional field course.
George M. Nevers Memorial Field Station Scholarship
The George M. Nevers Memorial Field Station Scholar-
ship was established by William R. Kersten and Timothy
K. Driggers to honor the memory of their dear friend Dr.
George M. Nevers and his love of the Judson Mead Geo-
logic Field Station. Dr. Nevers earned his M.A. at Indiana
University in 1957, attended field camp in 1956 and is
remembered as “being a great leader, wonderful person
and even better friend.” Recipients are not required to
be students at Indiana University, but must be accepted
and enrolled for summer field courses at the field station.
Preference will be given to those students who are de-
gree-seeking at IU.
Class of 2013 Katharine E. Compton Memorial Field Sta-
The IUGFS Class of 2013 and Compton family estab-
lished an endowment in memory of Katharine E. Comp-
ton, an enthusiastic young woman with a profound in-
terest in field geology. This scholarship will be used to
support students who have been accepted and enrolled
for summer field courses at the field station. Recipients
are not required to be full-time IU students. Preference
is given to students who best exhibit the potential to per-
form exceptionally well in a rigorous field geology course.
Margaret C. and Anne Marie Kuzmitz Scholarship/Fellow-
ship Anne Marie Kuzmitz has irrevocably given to the de-
partment a gift to be used to support scholarships and
fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students in
need of financial assistance who are pursuing a degree in
Geological Sciences. Preference will be given to a female
student. Margaret Clare Kuzmitz received her B.A. from
the department in 1938.
Mary Iverson Graduate Fellowship
This fellowship was established to support graduate fel-
lowships for students who are pursuing an M.S. or Ph.D.
in Geological Sciences and need an additional semester
of support to finish writing their thesis or dissertation.
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Peter S. and Susan M. Dahl Graduate Fellowship
This gift is used to support graduate fellowships in the Depart-
ment of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.
Frank D. and Shirley A. Pruett Undergraduate Scholarship
This gift is used to support undergraduate scholarships for stu-
dents majoring in Geological Sciences and who hold an academ-
ic standing of junior or senior status and a grade point average
of 3.0 and above.
James Rockford Orgill Endowment
Income from this gift is used to support undergraduate schol-
arships and/or graduate fellowships in the Department of Earth
and Atmospheric Sciences. Recipients of the scholarships and
fellowships may include full-time IU students attending the IU
Judson Mead Geologic Field Station in Montana. Preference will
be given to students with demonstrated financial need.
Parke Graduate Fellowship in Geological Sciences
The income from this gift is used to support fellowships for grad-
uate students in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sci-
ences within the College of Arts and Sciences who are entering
their final year of study. The fellowships should be awarded to
students who are no longer eligible for regular department sup-
port but who, in the estimation of the Fellowship Committee,
have demonstrated good progress toward degree completion.
The fellowship is not renewable.
Norman R. King Graduate Field Research Fellowship
The income from this gift is used to support fellowships for M.S.
or Ph.D. students in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric
Sciences who are conducting field studies in the area of soft-
rock geology including stratigraphy, sedimentology, and paleon-
tology. The fellowship may be renewable at the discretion of the
Chair of the department.
Sheldon Turner Geological Science Scholarship
Income from this gift is used to support scholarships for under-
graduate students in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric
Sciences. The scholarship may be renewable.
John and A-Lan Reynolds Undergraduate Research Travel Award
The income from this gift is used to support travel awards for un-
dergraduate students to conduct field-based research. Recipi-
ents of these awards shall include, but not be limited to, students
planning to conduct their research at the Judson Mead Geologic
Field Station. The award shall be given to undergraduate stu-
dents pursuing a major in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences with
records of academic excellence as demonstrated by a minimum
GPA of 3.0.