Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship

Award Amount
Application deadline
Awarded By:

American Geological Institute

Number of Awards & Eligibility: One award offered annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be a U.S. citizen.
  2. Must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at the graduate level.
  3. Must be majoring in geoscience, including the geoscience subdisciplines of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth-science education.
  4. Must be female.
  5. Must have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship is available to all women pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the geosciences at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education in a recognized geoscience program. Successful applicants will be thesis-based, full time students and due to the nature of the position, each applicant must either be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. If selected, the new Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholar will be subject to verification of U.S. citizenship or residency status. Applicants must also be a member of at least one of AGI’s Member Societies.

Application requirements for the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship are:

  • Recommendation letter
  • Application form
  • Personal statement
  • Official Transcript
  • 500-word limit abstract
  • Curriculum Vitae (not resume)
  • Society Name and Membership ID Number
Additional Information: Your materials will be reviewed by an external committee of expert geoscientists from the academic, government, non-profit, and industry sectors. They will review the applications for rigor, clarity, scientific content, methods for conducting research, current and potential contributions to the profession, and career potential. A final decision of the committee is expected by 1 April.

Award Amount: $5,000 annually, non-renewable. Previous winners are encouraged to reapply, but renewal is not automatic.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $5,000.

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 6, 2023

Deadline Information:

Deadline for this scholarship is Monday, February 6, 2023

Applications and additional information about this award are available on the American Geological Institute (AGI) website. In addition to the completed online application form, each applicant must submit the following documents: an official transcript from each college he/she has attended (SAT, ACT, and/or GRE scores are also requested); and two letters of recommendation from persons qualified to judge the applicant's recent academic performance and character. Geoscience faculty/employers are preferred; other science/mathematics faculty are acceptable. Supporting documents must be saved and submitted in PDF format. The application and all supporting materials must be submitted online by the deadline date. EMail the entire package with either all PDFs combined into one file, or as individual attachments. Send the email to: [email protected], with the subject line: “LastName - Wallace”
About American Geological Institute:
Contact Information: Cindy Martinez, n/a
Address: 4220 King St. Alexandria, Virginia 22302-1502

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