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The following scholarships and awards are available for outstanding Geology and Earth Science majors. They are provided through the generosity of alumni, faculty and friends of the Department.

  • Florence Eikenburg Award given annually to a high-achieving under-represented student
  • Spatial 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 sophomore
  • 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.
  • Gary and Eileen Lash Award given to individuals to advance field studies, central to the professional growth of all geoscientists.

Dr. Richard Gilman, Brian Koehler and Mike Farrell

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 was published originally in the Dunkirk Evening Observer,

JLB and K Boyle - Willette

Dr. Jack Berkley, former chair of the department, congratulates Katie Boyle, the 2009 - 2010 winner of the Eikenburg, Willette and MacDiarmid Awards. 

Barnard 2022
Dr. Thomas Hegna congratulates Greg Holmberg, Ben Lake and Mack Mikula, the winners of the 2022 Walther M. Barnard Award.   

There are also scholarships for Geology and Earth Science majors available beyond the Department. Below are some examples. Don't hesitate to search for others on your own. The sooner you locate scholarships the better, as they will require an application that will require letters of recommendation, transcripts and a well-written essay or statement of interest.

Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences

  • 150 Houghton Hall State University of New York at Fredonia Fredonia, NY 14063

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