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:  Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year are NOW OPEN. To read about applying for the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship, please visit our applications page

Previously offered: 

AGI received funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to support traditionally underrepresented geoscientists to become actively engaged in the Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) Science Community. Qualified candidates' research interests must have aligned with DCO mission objectives. The grants were flexible in nature and were an average of $5,000.  AGI is pleased to announce the completion of this program. We have awarded grants to 14 traditionally underrepresented geoscientists to participate in the DCO Science Network. Please visit our application page for more information about how the program was structured.  

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

  • 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 mpp@agiweb.org.