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AGI Scholarship for Advancing Diversity in the Geoscience Profession

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The scholarship is a one-time $5000 award paid upon confirmation of active enrollment in a geosciece graduate program. The scholarship is open to geoscience students who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color and are within 2 semesters of completing their bachelor’s degree in a geoscience. Student must be US Citizen or permanent resident. The 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.

Submission Deadline: 1 May 2025

Application Instructions

  • All materials must be submitted via email combined as a SINGLE PDF file.

  • Use the application word file

  • Complete all sections of the formal application for the scholarship, including:

    1. Name, program/department, expected graduation, and contact information.
    2. List AGI member societies to which you are a member, and include your membership identification number for each.
    3. A strict 500-word limit abstract about your research interests in graduate school, why you can accomplish that research and what impact it will have on the geoscience community.
    4. A strict 500-word limit essay of what you see as your path forward in the geoscience profession beyond graduate school
    5. A strict 500-word limit essay of “How have you or your work advanced diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sciences.”
    6. A strict 250-word limit description of extracurricular activities and professional development experiences.
    7. Curriculum Vitae (not resume), including short descriptions of any geoscience, technology, academic, professional development or applicable extracurricular activities. Please do not include descriptions of courses or coursework.
    8. (Unofficial) Undergraduate Academic Transcript(s).
  • When you have all of your materials ready, email them as a single PDF attachment to: with the subject line with your last name and the word diversity - such as “Smith - Diversity”.

Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

Your materials will be reviewed by a committee of expert geoscientists from the academic, government, non-profit, and industry sectors. They will review the applications for rigor, clarity, scientific content, current and potential contributions to the profession, and career potential.

The scholarship winner will be notified in April 2023. The scholarship funds are only payable once the awardee is actively enrolled into the graduate program and the scholarship coordinator receives confirmation from the department chair of awardees active enrollment.

If there are any questions regarding the AGI Scholarship for Advancing Diversity in the Geoscience Profession or application procedures, please submit inquires to the scholarship coordinator Christopher Keane.