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  • The Geoscience Department has one scholarship - the Henningsen scholarship.  Applications due April 15 and October 15 
  • The Morris K. Udall foundation awards undergraduate scholarships of up to $5,000 to American juniors and seniors in fields related to the environment. Applications are usually due in February. Deadline in 2007 is March 6, 2006. This year the scholarships are for a variety of areas in the natural sciences. Carol Thompson is the representative and has forms.
  • The American Water Resources Association offers scholarships to undergraduates students enrolled in a program related to water resources. Grant applications are due in April. The undergraduate scholarship will be awarded to the student most qualified by academic performance. Measures of academic performance include the cumulative grade point average, relevance of the student’s curriculum to water resources, and leadership in extracurricular activities related to water resources.
  • The Department of Homeland security offers scholarships to undergraduate Juniors. requirements include a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher on a 4.0 scale, majoring in the physical, biological, social and behavioral sciences, and have career goals aligned with the mission and objectives of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) offers scholarships to undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students who have demonstrated ability and special aptitude for training and education in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) fields and offers them career opportunities to continue their research in civil service roles following graduation. Through the Science, Mathematics, And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART), we are proud to offer our research leaders of tomorrow not only an education, but a career.
  • Oak Ridge Scholarships

Internships and Co-ops

  • Earth Magazine, the newsmagazine of the earth sciences, has a summer internship. We are looking for individuals, preferably with a geoscience background, who are interested in science writing. Based at the American Geological Institute in Alexandria, Va., the internship is 12 weeks long and includes a $3,500 stipend.
  • The Mickey Leland Environmental Internship Program will match candidates with sponsored internships in Texas in environmental science and engineering fields. Applications are due in February, see Dr. Thompson for forms.
  • AGI's Government Affairs Program offers summer and semester internship opportunities for geoscience students with an interest in public policy and in how Washington impacts the geoscience community. Interns gain a first-hand understanding of the legislative process and the operation of executive branch agencies. They also hone writing, research, and web publishing skills. Descriptions of previous summer interns' experiences can be found in an October 1997 "Political Scene" column from Geotimes magazine and a September/October 1998 Geospectrum article. Each summer the AGI/AIPG interns write articles that are published in The Professional Geologist. The articles are available from the Government Affairs Articles website.
  • GeoCorps America invites geoscientists at all academic and professional levels-from undergraduates to retirees-to participate in temporary positions with the National Park Service and USDA Forest Service. Positions are available in a variety of geoscience fields for all levels of geoscience professionals and college students. All positions are temporary and last 10-12 weeks between March and September. Participants are chosen for positions through a competitive selection process that includes initial screening by a selection committee followed by a final interview by the Park or Forest position supervisors. All selected participants receive a $2,500 stipend. Participants working for the National Park Service are also provided housing and a uniform. Participants working for the USDA Forest Service receive a housing allowance of $18 per day and a uniform.
  • EPA
    • NNEMS is a comprehensive fellowship program managed by EPA's Office of Environmental Education. The purpose of the NNEMS Program is to provide students with practical research opportunities and experiences. Each participating headquarters or regional office develops and sponsors projects for student research. The projects are narrow in scope to allow the student to complete the research by working full-time during the summer and/or part-time during the school year. Research fellowships are available in Environmental Policy, Regulation, and Law; Environmental Management and Administration; Environmental Science; Public Relations and Communications; and Computer Programming and Development. NNEMS fellows receive a stipend at a level determined by the student’s level of education and the duration of the research project. Fellowships are offered to undergraduate and graduate students. The application deadline is in January for all projects in the coming year.