Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship

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The application process is now OPEN.  Please visit the information page for more information about the scholarship.  The scholarship is open to all women pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the geosciences.  One Master's candidate and one Doctoral candidate will be selected for the 2021-2022 scholarship cycle. We also strongly encourage incoming Master's students to apply.   The application deadline for the 2021-2022 academic year is February 1st, 2021. The successful applicant will be a thesis-based, full time student and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship is merit-based and applicants will be evaluated on their probability of successfully completing a geoscience graduate program and transitioning into the geoscience profession following graduation.

Applicants may either be entering graduate school or already enrolled in a graduate program in the geosciences. In addition, she must have at least 1 full academic year remaining in the graduate program. The successful applicant will be awarded $5,000 for her first scholarship year. All Wallace Scholars are eligible to receive a second scholarship of $5,000. Restrictions include the following: candidates must submit a full application to re-compete for the scholarship and continue to be enrolled full time in a graduate program for the full academic year of the scholarship term, and there is a lifetime maximum of receiving two Wallace awards. However, candidates do NOT have to apply in consecutive years.  


Applicants must submit unofficial GRE scores, all post-secondary unofficial academic transcripts, unofficial graduate academic transcripts (if applicable), CV, write a 500-word abstract about their research interests, and a 500-word personal statement. If the applicant is intending on pursuing graduate school, she will need to send proof of acceptance in the program before the award is funded. The successful applicant will have an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher and a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher. In addition, all applicants must be active members of at least one of AGI’s professional member societies. Please visit this page for a full list

If there are any questions regarding the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship or application procedures, please submit inquires to the scholarship coordinator Christopher Keane at keane@americangeosciences.org.

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