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Geology Field Scholarship for first-year students

Augustana College invites incoming first-year students to apply for the need-based Geology Field Scholarship.

This $1,500 scholarship will cover the full costs of  tuition, transportation, lodging and food associated with GEOL-105 Physical and Environmental Geology in the Rocky Mountains, a unique summer field course that is open only to incoming first-year students, Aug. 6-22, 2021. 

Eligible applicants for this award should be Pell-eligible students with a strong interest in the natural sciences and the environment who are admitted to Augustana College to begin their first year in the fall of 2021.

GEOL-105 is a field course, in which students learn fundamentals of geology and environmental science while travelling, camping, and hiking in the spectacular Rocky Mountains of South Dakota and Wyoming.

Students earn four credits of a science course and make new friends, even before the fall semester begins. And students get to keep their sleeping bags! 

Applicants should submit 1-2 paragraphs addressing the following points:

What are some of your academic or career interests in science or the environment? Explain.

Explain how these interests have developed and what some of your goals are.

What makes you a viable candidate for this scholarship?

Please email or mail your application by May 17 to:

Dr. Jeffrey Strasser
Department of Geology
Augustana College
639 38th St. Rock Island, Ill., 61201

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