The AWG Minority Scholarship program encourages young minority women to pursue courses of education and careers in the field of geosciences. The program, not only provides financial aid to assist with tuition and book, but also matches students with mentors who can offer guidance and support.
Funded by the Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG), an international organization devoted to enhancing the quality and level of participation of women in geosciences, the program requires that all applicants to this scholarship are women who are either African-American, Hispanic, or Native American.
They must also be full-time students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees in geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science at an accredited college or university.
To qualify, applicants must demonstrate academic and personal strengths and are required to submit a statement of academic and career goals. They also must submit two letters of recommendation, their high school and college transcripts, and their SAT or ACT scores.
The deadline for this scholarship is usually in JUNE of each year, and the award amount is usually $6,000.
For more details, visit www.awg.org/EAS/minority.htm