Department of Geology

Criteria for the four scholarships offered by the WIU Geology Department are included below. For more scholarship opportunities contact the WIU Scholarship Office in Sherman Hall 308.

THE RICHARD SCHAFER FRESHMAN GEOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

($300 per SEMESTER for one year)

CRITERIA: Applicant must:

1. Be an entering Freshman who plans to major in Geology

2. Have a minimum high school GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 point scale OR a composite ACT of at least 24


THE RICHARD SCHAFER COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER STUDENT GEOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP

($300 per year for up to TWO YEARS)

CRITERIA: Applicant must have:

1. Completed a minimum of 30 semester hours of college credit at the time of enrollment at Western Illinois University, with an overall grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is an "A".

2. Completed four semester hours of geology/earth sciences at the time of enrollment at Western Illinois University, with a grade point average of at least a 3.0 on a scale where 4.0 is an "A".

3. A letter of recommendation from an Earth Science faculty member from the two-year institution.

4. Transcripts from all previous institutions attended sent to WIU department of Geology.

TERMS: The award of $300 is for the first year of enrollment at WIU. The award is then repeated for the second year of enrollment at WIU if the geology major has maintained at least a 3.0 grade point average. In addition, one NEW award will also be made each year to a qualified applicant.


SCHOLARSHIP FOR NEW GEOLOGY MAJOR

($500 Fall semester; continued $500 Spring semester if student remains a Geology Major AND
maintains a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Total possible per academic year $1000.00)

CRITERIA: Applicant must:

1. Be a newly declared Geology Major (non-entering freshman) within previous 12 months

2. Be a full-time student (12 semester hours)

3. Have successfully completed Geology 110 or Geology 112

4. Have a minimum overall GPA of 3.0

5. Submit a letter of recommendation from a Geology faculty member


CONTINUING STUDENT ALUMNI AWARD

$300 per academic year (award cannot be won in consecutive semesters)
Up to two students each semester (Fall & Spring)

CRITERIA: Applicant must:

1. Be a declared geology major

2. Be a full-time student (12 semester hours)

3. Have a minimum semester GPA of 3.25 for the previous semester

4. Submit a letter of recommendation from a Geology faculty member

5. Course load and difficulty will be considered for multiple qualified candidates


APPLICATION: You may apply for these scholarships by clicking the links above, printing the application and sending the completed form to:

Chairperson
Department of Geology
1 University Circle
Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL  61455-1396

 

SELECTION: Final selection for these scholarships will be made by the Department of Geology Scholarship Committee

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  the application forms contain the deadlines for each scholarship