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Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for Women Geoscience Graduate Students

Scholarship Montage

The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship is available to all women pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree during the 2023-24 academic year in the geosciences at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education in a recognized geoscience program. Successful applicants will be thesis-based, full time students and due to the nature of the position, each applicant must either be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. If selected, the new Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholar will be subject to verification of U.S. citizenship or residency status. Applicants must also be a member of at least one of AGI’s Member Societies.

Submission Deadline: 14 April 2024

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 personal statement about your non-academic interests. What roles do your passions, hobbies, employment, or other activities have in your life? Why are they important to you? How do these additional items make you a competitive applicant for the Wallace Scholarship?
    5. 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.
    6. (Unofficial) Undergraduate Academic Transcript(s).
    7. (Unofficial) Graduate Academic Transcript(s) and/or Graduate Acceptance Letters
  • Name the combined PDF as: LastnameFirstName-Wallace.pdf

  • EMail the entire package as an attachment to:, with the subject line: “LastName, FirstName - Wallace”.

Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

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

A final decision of the committee is expected by 25 May.

Prior Winners

Lauren Sankovitch
Lauren Sankovitch

Univesity of Nevada, Reno
2023-24 Master's

Erin Donaghy
Erin Donaghy

Perdue University (Ph.D.)
2023-24 Doctoral