Geology Scholarships and Awards
There are several scholarships available to Geology students. The descriptions for these are found below. Note that The Lebron B. Carver Field Scholarship requires an application due by 11:59 pm on March 1. All applications must be completed on the provided application forms and emailed to [email protected]. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The Hoover-Nofsinger Award, established in 1998, is made possible by Dr. Sara Hoover and Ms. Norma Nofsinger, retired professionals that have taken geology classes and wish to assist other students majoring in geology. It is awarded to a deserving rising junior in the UTC Geology Program selected by the Geology faculty. The award is based on successful academic performance and/or financial need.
Lebron B. Carver Field Scholarship
The Lebron B. Carver Scholarship Endowment was established in 2007 with a bequest from the estate of Lebron Carver, a 1950 Alumnus. This scholarship is awarded to students majoring in geology with an award amount up to $1000 to offset the expense of field camp or research activities. An application and letter of recommendation from a Geology faculty is required for this award with a deadline of 11:59 pm on March 1. The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Geology faculty, and award notifications will be emailed to applicants in late March.
Carver Field Scholarship Application Form
Lebron B. Carver Scholarship
The Lebron B. Carver Scholarship Endowment was established in 2007 with a bequest from the estate of Lebron Carver, a 1950 Alumnus. This scholarship is awarded to deserving students majoring in geology. The recipient of this scholarship is selected by the Geology faculty.
The Geology Award is awarded to an outstanding Geology senior and is selected by the Geology faculty.
The Mineralogical Society of America Undergraduate Prize
This award recognizes an outstanding student who has shown outstanding achievement in Mineralogy. The awarded student receives a certificate and a student membership in the MSA with access to an electronic version of American Mineralogist and Elements, as well as a Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry or Monograph volume chosen by the student. The instructor of the fall Mineralogy course selects the awardee.
There are a number of organizations and societies that offer internships and scholarships for geology majors. These opportunities are emailed to all Geology majors when the announcements and due dates are received by the organizations. It is important to check your UTC email regularly so that you do not miss out on these opportunities.
Geology Student Clubs
The UTC Geology Club is a student organization designed to promote interest in Geology by hosting lectures, field trips and other activities. The club is open to any UTC student, regardless of their major. If you are a current student, check out the details of the club in MocSync. You can also follow the club on Instagram and Facebook.
Geology Field Camp
Geology students are encouraged to attend a 6-week field camp prior to attending graduate school for geology or related fields of study. Although UTC does not conduct its own field camp, there are a number of field camps offered by universities across the country. If you are interested in attending a field camp, speak with your faculty advisor so that you are prepared with the necessary prerequisites, etc.
The USGS manages a website that lists all of the field camps offered in the US here.
Other Useful Geology Links
Students are encouraged to become student members of professional societies so that they can develop early contact with Geology professionals and develop connections through local to international meetings. Some of these societies offer career support and mentoring connections with professionals in the field, along for opportunities to present research.
Geological Society of America
American Institute of Professional Geologists
American Association of Professional Geologists
American Association of Environmental and Engineering Geologists