Walter Jones Summer Research Scholarship

The Walter Jones Summer Research Scholarship supports faculty research within the state of Alabama and student research associated with and supervised by a faculty member. This scholarship is intended for research related to mineral, oil/gas, and/or water resources to continue ongoing research, initiate new research, and/or provide seed money to enhance external funding opportunities for projects within the state.

This scholarship can be used to support undergraduate research, but these activities must be associated with a faculty member’s research project and must be currently supervised by a faculty member. Under the faculty member’s discretion and approval, student activities can include student living expenses, research travel costs, analytical expenses, equipment/instrumentation purchases, training course/workshop fees, and/or academic tuition.

This scholarship is provided through the generous donation from Mr. Walter Jones, a long-time supporter of the department.


The Jones Scholarship is competitive and merit-based, and applicants will be evaluated based on demonstrated need, progression/completion of ongoing projects, the scholarly impact of the research, applied contributions and benefits of the research, and potential to aid in securing external funding.

The number of awards and level of funding provided will depend upon the number and quality of applications received, as well as upon demonstrated need. This scholarship will be awarded to geology faculty and/or students within the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Alabama.

Application Process

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