Several scholarships, administered by the department or by other entities, are available to graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Geological Sciences.

Departmental Scholarships

DGS Research Scholarship

The Department of Geological Sciences invites UA undergraduate and graduate student majors in Geology to apply for research funding. Uses for this funding are limited to laboratory and field research-related expenses (such as laboratory analyses, field and laboratory equipment, research related travel, etc.), associated with activities supervised by DGS faculty. These funds are not intended to fund activities that Department of Geological Sciences faculty supervisors could support using other resources, and the DGS Research Scholarship is strictly competitive.

DGS Research Scholarship Application

The W. Gary Hooks Endowed Geology Fund (Hooks Fund) and the W. Gary Hooks/Geological Sciences Advisory Board Endowed Fund were established in recognition of the outstanding contributions of Dr. W. Gary Hooks. The Department of Geological Sciences gratefully acknowledges donors to these funds which were established to provide support to promising undergraduate and graduate students in the geological sciences.

DGS Travel Scholarship

The Department of Geological Sciences invites UA undergraduate and graduate student majors in Geology to apply for travel funding. Funding may only be used for conference travel for student presentations at professional meetings. Students must be presenting work supervised by DGS faculty. These funds are not intended to fund activities that Department of Geological Sciences faculty supervisors could support using other resources, and the DGS Travel Scholarship is strictly competitive.

DGS Travel Scholarship Application

The Department of Geological Sciences gratefully acknowledges donors to the A.S. Johnson Travel Fund (Johnson Fund) which was established to provide support to promising undergraduate and graduate students in the geological sciences.

DGS Field Course Scholarship

The Field Course Scholarship recognizes outstanding undergraduates majoring in geological sciences by providing supplementary funds for the summer field course. These scholarships are underwritten by the W.C. Johnson and the Harold Stowell endowed funds.

DGS Field Course Scholarship Application

Geological Sciences Advisory Board Scholarship (GSAB) (Summer Graduate Scholarship)

The Geological Sciences Advisory Board (GSAB) Student Scholarship Fund was established to support outstanding geological sciences graduate students at The University of Alabama.

Funding for these awards is provided by GSAB, a group of distinguished alumni and friends who play an active role in the advancement of the department. Scholarships, each having a $3,000 cash grant, are awarded to outstanding graduate applicants who will pursue activities directly in support of thesis or dissertation during summer. Learn more about criteria for the GSAB Scholarship.

GSAB Doug Jones, Gary Hooks, and Tom Joiner Scholarships

GSAB members have endowed three scholarships to honor these outstanding geologists who made lasting contributions to the Department, University, and profession:

Doug Jones was a beloved leader in the University of Alabama community, serving as Professor and Chair of Alabama’s Department of Geological Sciences and as Dean of Arts and Sciences. His efforts to expand and improve the Department and University continue to  benefit students decades after his retirement. 

 Gary Hooks is one of the longest serving members of Alabama’s faculty and has led generations of students to pursue successful careers in geology. His former students created this fund to honor his remarkable gifts as a teacher and mentor which served to influence many geology majors over the years.

 Tom Joiner is a former Alabama State Geologist, widely-respected professional geologist, and co-founder of the GSAB. This scholarship was established by the GSAB to honor his great service and leadership within the profession of geology, the state of Alabama, and the University of Alabama community.

We seek applications from all prospective and current Geology and Marine Science/Geology majors. Use this form to apply: GSAB-Scholarship-Application-Form.pdf (183 downloads) and email it to Dr. Fred Andrus: fandrus@ua.edu

Geological Sciences Advisory Board Scholarship (GSAB) (Summer Graduate Scholarship)

The Geological Sciences Advisory Board (GSAB) Student Scholarship Fund was established to support outstanding geological sciences graduate students at The University of Alabama.

Funding for these awards is provided by GSAB, a group of distinguished alumni and friends who play an active role in the advancement of the department. Scholarships, each having a $3,000 cash grant, are awarded to outstanding graduate applicants who will pursue activities directly in support of thesis or dissertation during summer. Learn more about criteria for the GSAB Scholarship.

 

 

Walter B. Jones Summer Research Scholarship

The Walter Jones Summer Research Scholarship is established to help support faculty research within the state of Alabama, and student research associated with and supervised by a faculty member. Learn more about the Walter Jones Summer Research Scholarship.

External Scholarships

The following scholarships are NOT administered by the Department of Geological Sciences. Information about these external scholarships is also available in a PDF file.

Alabama Geological Society Student Travel Grant

The Alabama Geological Society (AGS) offers student travel grants to offset the cost of travel for graduate and undergraduate students who would like to attend professional conferences and present research. Learn more about AGS travel grants.