Our department offers a large number of scholarships and awards to our students each year, due to the generosity of our alumni and donors. These awards help our students to fund their academic pursuits, take advantage of a field experience or study abroad, and participate in research. Many of our scholarships are given to the best proposals for research projects, conference attendance, or field course attendance, others are selected by the faculty based on academic performance and merit in a particular area.
Scholarships & Awards
Need funding? Apply for an undergraduate scholarship.
Need funding for research? To attend a conference or field course? Are you a major in an Earth and Atmospheric Sciences degree? Then apply for an undergraduate award.
Support for EAS undergraduate awards are possible because of the generous support of our former students and other donors who established the following funds:
Senior Student Support Scholarship
Supports an annual scholarship for one student beginning their senior year in the department who has a strong research plan/proposal.
Frank D. and Shirley A. Pruett Undergraduate Scholarship
Frank Pruett got undergraduate and graduate degrees from IU. This fund provides support for junior or senior majors with GPAs of 3.0 or higher.
Sheldon Turner Geological Science Scholarship
Sheldon Turner received his BS degree from IU in 1952. This fund provides support for undergraduate majors.
Lawrence A Taylor Travel Scholarship
Larry Taylor, who got undergraduate and graduate degrees from IU, studied moon rocks returned by Apollo. This award supports undergraduate travel for research and conferences.
N. Gary Lane Award
Gary Lane was a noted IU paleontologist and avid teacher. This award supports students with a demonstrated interest and ability in geology
Maynard and Winifred Coller Scholarship
Maynard Coller was the departmental geochemist for many years. This fund provides support for junior or senior majors with GPAs of 3.0 or higher.
Bill and Jan Cordua Scholarship
Professor Bill Cordua received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1973, and he is now teaching. The Bill and Jan Cordua Scholarship is intended for a junior or senior with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
Rudman-Pavlis Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Geophysics
Interested in earthquakes, volcanos or seismographs? Consider applying for the Rudman-Pavlis Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Geophysics.
Deadline February 18.
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Submit one simple application to compete for most of these awards. You will need to write a personal statement and a statement about your research project, conference, or field course. You will also need to identify a faculty mentor.