Graduate Awards and Scholarships
Departmental and Student Society Awards
For information about external awards see the Kent State University Student Financial Aid website.
A number of scholarships are available to Kent State University Earth Sciences graduate students through the Department of Earth Sciences.
Donations to any of the scholarship accounts are gratefully accepted. They may be sent to Department of Earth Sciences, Kent State University, Kent OH 44242, or make a donation online on our secure website. Donations will be deposited into the appropriate Foundation Account where they will augment the funds used to award the scholarships. For more information about donation please contact Daniel K. Holm, Chair.
Please note that Masters students must have successfully defended a research proposal to be eligible for these awards. Information about these awards can be obtained in the Department of Earth Sciences office.
Graduate Research Scholarships
A monetary award presented to Earth Sciences graduate students based upon their research support needs, academic standing, and the quality of their thesis/dissertation project. NOTE: MS Research proposal must have been successfully defended. Download Application Form
Katherine L. Moulton Memorial Scholarship
A monetary award presented annually to an Earth Sciences graduate student based on excellence in research.
Sigma Gamma Epsilon Geology Graduate Student Research Scholarship
A monetary award presented to Earth Sciences graduate students who need funding for a research project, and are a current member of SGE. Download PDF Application Form
School of Hard Rocks Scholarship
A monetary award presented to Earth Sciences graduate students based upon their research support needs, academic standing, and the quality of their thesis/dissertation project.
Outstanding M.S. Student
A certificate presented to an academically superior graduate student who, in the current academic year, obtains the M.S. degree in Geology and who is judged by the faculty to be the outstanding M.S. student.
Outstanding Ph.D. Student
A certificate presented to an academically superior graduate student who, in the current academic year, obtains the Ph.D. degree in Geology and who is judged by the faculty to be the outstanding Ph.D. student.
Yoram Eckstein Scholarship
A $1,000.00 scholarship available on a competitive basis to graduate students working on water research related to groundwater flow and/or contaminant transport for their MS or Ph.D. Applicants should provide the Chair their defended proposal and a letter of support from the supervising faculty. Please submit these to Kelly Thomasson at email@example.com by April 15.
External Grants, Fellowships and Scholarships
In an effort to encourage advanced education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) the Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) offers financial support through competitively awarded fellowship opportunities.
US EPA STAR and GRO Fellowships
Association of Engineering and Environmental Geologists (AEG) Foundation Programs
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Research Fellowships. The NERRS Graduate Research Fellowship Program is one of the largest graduate programs supported by NOAA. Fellows conduct their research within a National Estuarine Research Reserve and gain hands-on experience by engaging with reserve staff and participating in their host reserve's research, education, stewardship and training programs.