These scholarships are provided from endowed funds through the generosity of alumni
following scholarships and awards are available for outstanding
students in the Department of Geosciences. For further information
contact the chairperson at the address in the left column.
Florence Eikenburg Award given annually to a high-achieving under-represented student
Spacial Studies Award presented to the outstanding student in GIS or related area
Susan J. Mara Award awarded annually to a student deserving of special faculty recognition
Mark D. and April Hoefner Orgren Award awarded annually to the outstanding freshman
Walther M. Barnard Geosciences Award awarded annually to the outstanding
Paul D. Willette Award awarded annually to the outstanding junior
Roy A. MacDiarmid Award awarded to the outstanding graduating senior
Geosciences Textbook Scholarships awarded each semester to majors earning Dean's List honors during the previous semester.
Stipend is used to help purchase textbooks at the FSA Bookstore.
Lawrence A. Patrie Science Teaching Scholarship
and other awards and scholarships given by the School of Education to
outstanding eligible students in the teacher certification program. Awards may go
to students with majors in B.S. Earth Science, Biology, Chemistry,or Physics.
Past MacDiarmid Award ceremony in 1986!
Dr. Richard "Dick" Gilman congratulating Brian Koehler (left) and Mike
Farrell, co-winners of the MacDiarmid award in 1986. Professor Gilman
was chair of the department from 1975 to 1986. This picture, published
originally in the Dunkirk Evening Observer, shows a fairly sparse
distribution of name plates compared to the current situation. We have
filled up the original plaque, and are now filling an auxiliary
plaque (see middle photo below) .
Award Winning Geoscience Scholars: see Fall-2010 scholars at this link...
Left: Katie Boyle, 2009-2010 winner of the Eikenburg, Willette & MacDiarmid Awards
Right: Heather Smith, 2009 winner of the Hoefner-Orgren Award
Center: Adam Staunch, 2010 Mara Award winner
2009 - 2010 winners are...
- Hoefner-Orgren (Outstanding Freshman): Heather Smith (B.S. Earth Science)
- Barnard (Outstanding Sophomore): No candidates
- Willette (Outstanding Junior): Katie Boyle (B.S. Geology & Geophysics)
- MacDiarmid (Outstanding Senior): Katie Boyle (B.S. Geophysics & Geology)
- Mara (Faculty Select): Alex Staunch (B.S. Biology & Geology)
- Florence Eikenburg (Underrepresented Scholar): Katie Boyle (B.S. Geology & Geophysics)
- Spatial Studies Award: Ryan Hollamby (Environmental Science)