AGI Scholarship Programs

The American Geosciences Institute has a limited number of scholarship programs that are directly offered.  All AGI-related scholarships are restricted to U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents who are declared majors in recognized geoscience programs in the United States.

AGI Scholarship Programs

Currently offered:

The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship is available for female students pursuing a Master's or Doctoral degree at an accredited institution of higher education in a recognized geoscience program. The scholarship is a merit-based award, which is $5,000 per year, up to two years. 

Current Status: AGI is NO LONGER accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. To read about applying for the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship next year, please visit our applications page

AGI has funding to support traditionally underrepresented geoscientists to become actively engaged in the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Science Community. If your research aligns with DCO mission objectives, or you want to become actively engaged with DCO research, you may be eligible to apply for one of our diversity grants. The grants are flexible in nature and may be awarded up to an average amount of $5,000. 

Current Status: AGI is NO LONGER accepting applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please visit our application page for more information about the program.  

AGI would like to congratulate the 2016 awardees of the DCO Diversity Grants!

Previously offered: 

  • Minority Participation Program Scholarship (MPP)

MPP began in 1972 with the goal to develop the professional corps of underrepresented ethnic-minority geoscientists in the workforce. Award recipients received funding for professional development activities during their geoscience degree program. It has been the longest running minority program in the geosciences, which has graduated over 1,000 MPP Scholars. Unfortunately, the program has ended. We would like to celebrate the great success that MPP has had over the years. For inquiries about MPP, please contact the scholarship coordinator at