Undergraduate Scholarships and Awards

Green Scholarship in Environmental Science and Policy

Provides an annual scholarship to a student enrolled in the Environmental Science and Policy Program at the University who has expressed his/her intention to pursue a career in the field of environmental protection


William Junkin (2014)

J.R. Dorfman Prize

Awarded for the best research project conducted by a current CMNS undergraduate

Mineralogical Society of America Undergraduate Prize (formerly American Mineralogist Undergraduate (AMU) Award)

The Mineralogical Society of America's American Mineralogist Undergraduate (AMU) Award program recognizes outstanding students who have shown an interest and ability in the discipline of mineralogy.  Each student was cited by his or her department for outstanding achievement in mineralogy-related courses.


Shayna Quidas (2014)

Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG) Crawford Field Camp Scholarship

Awarded by the Association of Women Geologists to promising women students who will be attending field camp.


Dusty Aeiker (2006)

Association of Women Geoscientists (AWG) Minority Scholarship

Awarded to an African-American, Hispanic or Native American woman pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences, and who is a contributor to the larger world community through her academic and personal strengths


Tess Van Orden (2008)

Gem, Lapidary and Mineral Society of Washington, D.C. Scholarship

This award is made on the basis of academic achievement and contribution to the department and community with funds provided by the GLMS of Washington D.C.


Garrett Mitchell (2008)

Department of Geology Senior Thesis Grants

Awarded based on academic achievement to offset costs related to completion of the senior thesis.


Irene Kadel-Harder (2013)

Department of Geology Field Camp Scholarship (Fernow Field Camp Fund)

Awarded to Geology majors on the basis of academic achievement and need.


David Krasner, Will Junkin, Thomas Braga, Michael Ream (2014)

Marc Lipella Memorial Scholarship

Marc Lipella graduated with a degree in Geology in 2004 (he completed his senior thesis with Drs. Rudnick, McDonough, and Ash). He subsequently worked as a research assistant at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution while he also pursued his love of music as lead guitarist in the group Zen Black. Tragically, Marc passed away in September of 2011 and his parents have set up a foundation in his honor to provide scholarships to worthy students.


Emma McConville, Ben Belzer, and Albert Chen (Fall 2014)