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Deadlines to Apply: 

  • Solutions Scholars due by February 15
  • Undergraduate Scholarship applications due by February 1
  • Graduate Fellowship due by April 1

CSBS Scholarships

Geography Scolarships

Geography Scholarships Available


Award: $5000 (half each semester) with verified full-time status

  • Be a continuing student who has declared a major in Geography, or a first-year, or transfer student, pursuing a major in Geography
  • Seeking first Bachelor's Degree
  • 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Utah resident
  • Based on scholastic achievement

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Award: $1000 cash

  • Geography majors who will be juniors or seniors in the upcoming academic year
  • Student should have an educational focus in GIS and the environment
  • Full-time student during award period
  • 3.2 GPA
  • Based on scholastic achievement

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Award: $1,000 

  • Declared major in Geography by September 13, 2021
  • Incoming high school student who will be a freshman in the coming 2021-2022 academic year
  • Full-time student (12+ credit hours) during 2021- 2022 academic year
  • High scholastic achievement and need
  • U.S. citizen or international student lawfully present in U.S.
  • Diverse applicants strongly encouraged to apply

Deadline: August 31, 2021, by 5:00PM

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Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarships for Geography Majors

Geography is one of those great degrees that can take graduates far and wide. Key Information, requirements, and deadlines vary with each scholarship. Please visit the websites for the most current information.

Award: Varies by scholarship
Eligibility: Varies by scholarship
Deadline: Varies by scholarship


Gamma Theta Upsilon members are invited to apply for the following scholarships (four to undergraduates, and one to a continuing graduate student), each of which carries a $1000 award. Applicants are invited to apply for more than one scholarship if the criteria fit, but no individual will receive more than one award in a given year. 

Award: $1000.00
EligibilityVaries by scholarship
Deadline:   June 1 of each year at 11:59 p.m. U.S. Pacific Time

Association for Women Geoscientists (AWG) Scholarships & Awards

AWG provides several awards and scholarships to deserving women across the globe. Visit their website ( to learn more information about each scholarship or award.

AWG Maria Crawford Field Camp Scholarship

This program encourages promising young women who pursue geoscience careers through attendance at field camp.

Award: Two awards of $750 each will be given to offset the cost of summer field camp (awards include AWG membership)

  • Must be a full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university
  • Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

Deadline: FEBRUARY 14th, annually

AWG Minority Scholarship

This program encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences. It provides financial aid and matches the student with a mentor in the same field who will offer guidance and support. This exchange will enhance the student’s experience and provide a view of the world ahead.

Award: One or more awards totaling $6,000 will be given each summer for use during the next academic year (awards include AWG membership).

  • A woman who is African-American, Hispanic, or Native American
  • A full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences (geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography, planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university (high school students who will enter one of these fields during their freshman year may also apply)
  • A contributor to the larger world community through her academic and personal strengths

Deadline: June 30th of each year

AWG Jeanne Harris Chrysalis Scholarship

The Chrysalis Scholarship provides degree-completion funding for women geoscience graduate students whose education has been significantly interrupted by life circumstances. Awarded funds are intended to cover costs associated with completion of her thesis/dissertation, beyond what is traditionally covered by primary research funding. Costs may include drafting expenses, child-care, defense travel, late-stage research and analyses, or anything necessary to assist a candidate during
those critical, final days.

Award: Up to $2,000 and a one-year student membership with AWG

  • A graduate student who has had an interruption in her academic progress due to life circumstances.
  • Approaching the completion phase of her geoscience degree.
  • Someone who has contributed to, and will continue to contribute to, both the geosciences and the larger world community through her academic and personal strengths.

Deadline: March 31st

AWG Susan Ekdale Memorial Field Camp Scholarship

Award: A $3000 scholarship will be awarded to a female geoscience student to help defray field camp expenses

  • Open to women attending mandatory geoscience field camp.
  • Applicant must be attending a Utah institution of higher learning, or be a Utah resident attending college elsewhere.
  • Scholarships must be applied to the cost of attending field camp, and may include equipment tuition, books, or child care.

Deadline: (see website)

AWG Research Scholarship

To help defray the costs of presenting research results at national or regional science conventions or meetings.

Award: $1000 and a one-year AWG student membership

  • Any undergraduate or graduate woman who is
  • attending a Utah college or university
  • engaged in geoscience research
  • will be presenting the results of her research at a national or regional science convention or meeting within 16 months of being awarded this scholarship.

Deadline: see website


USGIF is dedicated to assist promising students studying GEOINT, geospatial sciences, and related fields. The annual USGIF Scholarship Program recognizes the achievements of graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.

Students interested in using capabilities of geospatial science, data and technologies to address human security challenges are all encouraged to submit applications. Past scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply.

Award: Varies by scholarship
Eligibility: Varies by scholarship
Deadline: May 16, 2021

USGIF RGI Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering

Award: $10,000

  • undergraduate student
  • interest in both the engineering and geospatial disciplines
  • demonstrates financial need
  • only available for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Deadline: May 16, 2021

USGIF Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications 

Award: $10,000

  • master’s student working in or planning to enter the Defense and/or Intelligence workforce
  • only available for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Deadline: Varies by scholarship

USGIF Stu Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship

Award: $15,000
Eligibility: Varies by scholarship

  • Ph.D. student studying cartography, geography, or imaging science
  • accept their award on stage at the GEOINT Symposium
  • only available for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents

Deadline: Feb. 26, 2021

Questions about the scholarship program can be emailed to


This scholarship provides support to undergraduate or graduate students engaged in new or on-going research that focuses on Great Salt Lake and its ecosystem.

Award: $1,000

  • Applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at an accredited college or university.
  • Individuals who have previously received this award are not eligible.
  • The award may be used to support laboratory or field research, attendance at professional meetings, or other activities that further the understanding or protection of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem.
  • Research located anywhere in the Great Salt Lake watershed can qualify for this award.
  • projects from any academic field (for instance: ecology, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, geology, urban planning, social sciences, communications, education, economics, tourism, engineering, etc.) will be considered

Deadline: check website for the 2021 Doyle W. Stephens Scholarship Application dates

Utah Geographic Information Council (UGIC) SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Student Conference Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to give students an opportunity to gain professional experience prior to entering the workforce. Attendance at the UGIC conference will introduce you to the local GIS community, establish valuable contacts with current GIS professionals, provide technical skills through conference workshops, and introduce you to projects and applications currently underway in our community.

Award: UGIC Registration and lodging expenses. Students receiving an award will spend a half-day of the conference assisting UGIC Board members at the Registration Desk or other conference duties.

  • The scholarship is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Applicants must be current students (full or part-time) working towards a degree or certificate in an accredited college or university.
  • The degree or program the applicant is working towards must have an emphasis on GIS.
  • Disciplines may include Geography, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Urban Planning, Transportation, Geology, Social Sciences, etc.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate professional level writing skills.

Deadline: check website for the 2021 application dates


Award: Varies by scholarship
Requirements: Varies by scholarship
Deadline: Varies by scholarship

Campus-wide Scholarships

Alumni Association

The Alumni Association is proud to recognize the academic achievements, community and University involvement, and outstanding potential of current and incoming students by offering a number of scholarships each year to qualified candidates. The Alumni Association helps students reach their academic goals by awarding more than $250,000 in scholarship funds annually.

Hinckley Institute of Politics

The Hinckley Institute offers scholarships both for the academic year and for Washington DC and international internships.

Student Union Scholarships

The University of Utah's Union has various scholarships for students, including scholarships for student leaders, refugee students, veteran students, underrepresented students, and more. Check out their scholarships available!

Bennion Center

The Bennion Center offers scholarships and stipends for students who are involved in voluntary service and civic participation.

Veterans Support Center

The Veterans Support Center has scholarships for students; as well, their website includes other excellent local and national scholarships for military-affiliated students.

Women's Resource Center

The Women's Resource Center offers scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Utah. Check their website for more information on eligibility requirements.

Underrepresented Students

Center For Disability Services

The Center for Disability Services offers scholarships for students with any qualified student with a disability. See their website for more info.

Dream Center Scholarships

The Dream Center has scholarships for students; as well, their website includes other excellent scholarships for undocumented/DACA students.

International Student and Scholar Services

This office offers scholarships available for international students and scholars on campus.

LGBT Resource Center

The LGBT Resource Center has scholarships for students; as well, their website includes other excellent local and national scholarships for LGBTQ+ students.

Office of Equity and Diversity

The Office of Equity and Diversity has scholarships for students; as well, their website includes other excellent campus and community scholarships available.

American West Center

O'Neil fellowships provide up to $2,000 to pursue research on an aspect of the American West, including the region’s history, politics, environment, society, culture, literature, geography, or peoples. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to submit applications. All applicants must be currently enrolled in a graduate program at the University of Utah and remain so throughout the period of the fellowship.

Last Updated: 6/28/21