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Geological Sciences Scholarships and Funding

Our students have many sources of financial aid unique to our department in addition to the campus, state, and federal sources available to all students. The Victor & Virginia Church Scholarship is targeted specifically for Geology majors and the Theodore Decker Memorial is targeted for Physical Science majors.  Our students also have access to scholarships from the C.E. Strange Fund, given principally to Geology majors. Several of our students are able to supplement their income with grants from this generous endowment.  Students also receive aid as research assistants from grants and contracts held by faculty members and, also, from grants given out by the CSUB research office. In addition, most of our junior and senior level and graduate students are able to find part-time work with local
industry enabling them to gain relevant work experience while attending school.

Fully supported teaching assistantships are granted on a competitive basis to qualified graduate students.

 

Sam Gonzales Memorial Scholarship

Awarded to freshman/sophomore geology majors based on student leadership within the geology program.

Steward Field Camp Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is awarded to senior geology majors for field camp support.

CE Strange Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to senior geology majors for field camp support.

Herman W. Weddle Scholarship for the Study of Well Samples

This endowment is specifically for Senior or Masters students studying well samples and who make major use of the California Well Sample Repository.

Claude Fiddler Student Research Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to geology majors for research support.

Sam Noble Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to senior geology majors for field camp support.

Church Merit Scholarship

Awarded to geology majors based on merit.

NSF Dual Credit Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded as support for new geology majors entering  the program.

Other Scholarships, Funding and Research Opportunities

Students in the geological sciences have a wide array of scholarships available.  Many local industries, professional organizations, and research grants provide financial support for students in the form of grants, scholarships, stipends and internships.  For more information on these opportunities please contact any one of our geology faculty.