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Graduate Awards and Scholarships

Departmental and Society Awards

For information about external awards see the Kent State University Student Financial Aid website.

A number of scholarships are available to Kent State University Geology graduate students through the Department of Geology. 

Donations to any of the scholarship accounts are gratefully accepted. They may be sent to Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent OH 44242 at any time and will be deposited into the appropriate Foundation Account where they will augment the funds used to award the scholarships. For more information about donation please contact Daniel K. Holm, Chair.

Please note that Masters students must have an approved research proposal, while Ph.D. students must have completed their comprehensive exam and have an approved research proposal to be eligible for some of these awards. Please check with the Graduate Coordinator, The College of Arts and Sciences, or the Graduate School to confirm the Spring semester deadline for filing your research proposal. Information about these awards can be obtained in the Department of Geology office. 

Amoco Alumni Scholarship 
A monetary award presented to Geology graduate students based upon their research support needs, academic standing, and the quality of their thesis/dissertation project. NOTE: Research proposal must have been successfully defended. Download PDF Application Form

Katherine L. Moulton Memorial Scholarship  
A monetary award presented annually to a Geology graduate student based on excellence in research.   

Kent State Association of Engineering Geologists Research Award
A monetary award presented to Geology graduate students based upon their research support needs and academic standing. The student's research proposal must have been accepted by the application date. Download PDF Application Form 

Sigma Gamma Epsilon Glenn Frank Field Camp Scholarship 
A monetary award presented to Geology graduate students registered for that semester's Summer Field Camp Course, and are a current member of SGE. Download PDF Application Form

Sigma Gamma Epsilon Geology Graduate Student Research Scholarship
A monetary award presented to Geology graduate students who need funding for a research project, and are a current member of SGE. Download PDF Application Form

School of Hard Rocks Scholarship
A monetary award presented to Geology graduate students based upon their research support needs, academic standing, and the quality of their thesis/dissertation project.

Outstanding M.S. Student
A certificate presented to an academically superior graduate student who, in the current academic year, obtains the M.S. degree in Geology and who is judged by the faculty to be the outstanding M.S. student.

Outstanding Ph.D. Student
A certificate presented to an academically superior graduate student who, in the current academic year, obtains the Ph.D. degree in Geology and who is judged by the faculty to be the outstanding Ph.D. student.

Yoram Eckstein Scholarship
A $1,000.00 scholarship available on a competitive basis to graduate students working on water research related to groundwater flow and/or contaminant transport for their MS or Ph.D.  Applicants should provide the Chair their defended proposal and a letter of support from the supervising faculty.

External Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships

In an effort to encourage advanced education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) the Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) offers financial support through competitively awarded fellowship opportunities.

US EPA STAR and GRO Fellowships

Ford Foundation

Association of Women Geoscientists

Fulbright Scholarships for US students

Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists (AEG) Foundation Programs

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration  Research Fellowships. The NERRS Graduate Research Fellowship Program is one of the largest graduate programs supported by NOAA. Fellows conduct their research within a National Estuarine Research Reserve and gain hands-on experience by engaging with reserve staff and participating in their host reserve's research, education, stewardship and training programs.

IMAGE: Distinguished Student Leadership Award

Congratulations to Chelsea Windus, winner of the Distinguished Student Leadership award for the Department of Geology. Pictured: Joe Struckel, CEO Geosearch Logging, Inc., Chelsea Windus, and John Stalvey, Assoc. Dean Graduate Affairs.

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