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University & Departmental Undergraduate Scholarships

Texas Tech University and the Department of Geosciences offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for undergraduates. These are based on merit, economic need, and research/travel related expenses. Consult these various webpages for additional information about scholarship opportunities for undergraduates.

Texas Tech University & Department of Geosciences Scholarship Opportunities

Incoming new undergraduate students

Current Texas Tech undergraduate students

Departmental Scholarship NameScholarship Description
Ann and Dennis Bell Geology Endowed Scholarship Student in GEOS awarded for field course semester. Student must show evidence of at least an average of 15 hours per week part-time employment in the semester prior to the field course. Student should have an overall cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a Geosciences GPA of 2.8.
Colombine Logging Scholarship Two one-year $1000 scholarships beginning 4th year working towards BS in Geosciences with Geology concentration - (two senior-level UG students) who have exceled in the classroom and have an interest in Petroleum Geol, focus on Sed Strat. Oil and Gas industry career goals, with particular emphasis on gaining field experience in well-site geology.
Geology Excellence Fund
Frank M Hall Endowed Scholarship To be given to a student who is a Geosciences major (preferable geophysics concentration), maintains a 3.5 in major, and is a resident of Texas.
Alonzo D Jacka Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate or graduate students. To support research in sedimentary petrology, especially as applied to hydrocarbon exploration and production. Based on research achievement and academic merit under criteria established by the department.
Michael Kincer Mem Geology Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate students majoring in Geosciences (Geology concentration).
Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society Undergraduate student (sophomore, jr., or sr.) persuing a degree in the field of Earth Sciences with 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Financial need to be considered.
Dr Grover E Murray Endowed Scholarship Undergraduate GEOS students.
Rasmusson Family Scholarship Undergraduate students with first preference given to GPH concentration, with a 3.0 GPA and who demonstrate academic merit based upon dept. criteria. $500.00 per scholarship.
Rogers and Rosen Memorial Endowed Scholarship Senior Undergraduate students in GEOS with a 3.0 GPA.
Deskin Shurbet Endowed Scholarship Jr. and Sr. undergraduate and graduate students in GEOS pursuing concentration in Geophysics.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon Undergraduate students majoring in Geosciences (Geology concentration).
Dr F Alton Wade Geology Endowed Scholarship Senior Undergraduate students in GEOS with a 3.0 GPA.
Vestal and Ouida Yeats Endowed Scholarship Sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in GEOS and will be based on academic achievement.
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In addition to these University & Departmental scholarships, there are other funding opportunities for existing students who are conducting research in the Department of Geosciences. Current undergraduate students may apply for these scholarships.

The Center for Undergraduate Research at Texas Tech University

Southwest Section AAPG Scholarhips and Grants

  • The latest information on the Scholarships from the SWS of the AAPG may be found here.