AGI Scholarship Programs

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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. Successful applicants who become Wallace Scholars are eligible to apply a second time for an additional $5,000 as long as they continue to be full time graduate students in their geoscience degree programs. The second applications will be considered competitively among all applicants for that year. 

Current Status:  The application process for the 2021-2022 Scholarship closes on February 7st, 2021. To read about applying for the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship, please visit our application page

The Advancing Diversity Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate currently enrolled in a recognized geoscience program and is less than 2 semesters from receiving their bachelor’s degree in a geoscience.  Student must be US Citizen or permanent resident. Student must self-identify as a member of an Under-Represented Minority -- Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color.  Scholarship will be awarded to a qualified applicant based on merit for potential of applicant to succeed in a geosciences graduate program and go on to a career in the profession.  The scholarship is a one-time $5,000 award disbursed once the awardee is enrolled and actively engaged in their graduate program as verified by their department head.

Current Status:  The application process for the 2021-2022 Scholarship closes on February 21st, 2021. To read about applying for the Advancing Diversity in the Geoscience Profession Scholarship, please visit our application 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