NWGS Scholarship Program

The NWGS has historically awarded student scholarships annually to students at 2-year and 4-year colleges. During COVID, as with many things, our scholarship program was put on hold. We are delighted to resume our scholarship program. This year, 2023, we will be soliciting scholarship applications in the spring for $1000 scholarship awards to be distributed directly to the awardee’s school for fall 2023 tuition.

We will award two scholarships, with a goal to support students at both 2-year and 4-year institutions. Please apply if you are a student in either category.

Applications will be accepted from now until the end of May for awards in the Fall of 2023.  We will issue monies directly to the school to support student tuition before the Fall Quarter/Semester and honor the awardees at our first Fall meeting on the second Tuesday in October.


To apply, you must be:

  • A current member of the NWGS
  • Enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college
  • Have a major in the Earth Sciences or be taking courses towards an Earth Science career


  • Submissions open April 4, 2023
  • The deadline for applications is May 31, 2023 at 11:59pm
  • Winners will be chosen and notified by August 1, 2023
  • Students will be honored at our October dinner meeting


  • Submit our application form (below)
  • Attach a resume or CV
  • Attach an unofficial transcript
  • Solicit a letter of recommendation from a faculty member of your school. They can send it to the Secretary electronically or on paper.

Click or drag files to this area to upload. You can upload up to 3 files.
Please attach cv/resume and current unofficial transcript.