Most geoscientists can recall being drawn to the Earth Sciences because of a fascination, an admiration, and a desire to discover the processes of nature that continue to shape our planet.  There are many different ways to apply an understanding of Earth Sciences as the diversity of our AGS membership clearly attests.  Some choose to pursue geology as a profession while others may become the teachers who kindle that initial spark of interest in Earth Sciences for their students.

Our goal is to support interested students. Listed below are two scholarships available.

Scholarship Applications are due every February 1st.

One of AGS's primary goals is to help renew this important resource of practicing geoscientists by working to attract students to this exciting field.  Whatever your personal goals, if you are one of these dedicated individuals, we want to offer you encouragement and an opportunity to obtain additional financial support to further your geoscience education.

As in the past, the Alaska Geological Society has scholarship funding available for deserving undergraduate or graduate students.  We typically award a number of scholarships of different amounts each spring.  Also, we encourage past applicants or awardees to apply again or to each of our scholarships.

Decisions are based upon individual merit, as decided by consensus of the AGS Scholarship Committee. 

Students may apply for both the AGS and the Richter Memorial scholarships in the same calendar year. If a student wishes to apply for both scholarships,  he/she must submit two separate cover letters addressed to the respective scholarship committees, so that the application materials can be forwarded to both scholarship committees.

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Thank you to Shell Exploration and Production Company for supporting the AGS Scholarship Program.




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