people – Student awards and scholarships

Every year the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station recognizes outstanding students from IU Geology and from all over the country who enroll in its summer programs.

Charles Deiss Memorial Fund

Friends and associates of Dr. Deiss, the founder of the Field Station, established this fund in 1960, following his death in 1959. This fund is intended to provide two scholarships to cover tuition for students at the Field Station. The recipients are chosen by a selection committee of the Department of Geological Sciences.

Scholarship applications for G329 and G429/G429e will be made available to students once they have applied and are accepted into the program. Deiss Scholarships available: $800 each; other scholarships from $100-$400 also available.

Judson Mead Field Station Fund

The then Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences Professor Haydn Murray requested the establishment of this fund in March 1984 in honor of the then retiring Director of the Geologic Field Station in Montana, Professor Emeritus Judson Mead. This fund supports student and faculty research at the Field Station, travel expenses for students, visiting faculty, and scientists, and allows for the purchasing of supplies and equipment as needed. The fund is administered by the Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences and the Director of the Geologic Field Station.

ConocoPhillips Scholarships

In recognition of the fundamental importance of experiential, field-based learning in the development of a professional geologist/geophysicist, ConocoPhillips generously donated funds to sponsor students attending the Indiana University GEOL G429 field course. A total of eight $1000 scholarships have been awarded this summer.

One stipulation of these scholarships is that the recipients must agree to provide written documentation outlining their field camp experience and how this award helped make it possible.

This award is based solely upon academic merit and professional promise and requires one letter of recommendation. Applications will be made available to students once they have applied and are accepted into the program.

Charles J. Vitaliano Endowment

A major donation to the Department in 2000 was used to establish a new Charles J. Vitaliano Research Grants-in-Aid program. This Grant-In-Aid is in honor of Dr. Charles J. Vitaliano, a former member of the Indiana University Department of Geological Sciences and the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station.  It is meant to recognize his important contributions to the creation of the teaching and research programs at the Field Station as well as his undying love for field Geology.

The grants will be awarded as part of a nationwide competition among students who intend to do research in Montana, part of which will be based at the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station of Indiana University. Professor Vitaliano, who died in April, 2000, had a career-long passion and enthusiasm for Montana geology, as well as strong ties to the Field Station, which he developed during the many years in which he used the Field Station as a base for his teaching and research. Dr. Vitaliano was the instructor for the first field course taught at the Field Station in 1949, and he continued to teach most years until his retirement in 1974. The Lecture Hall at the Field Station was named in his honor during the 50th Anniversary celebration in 1999, which the entire Vitaliano family attended. Mrs. Vitaliano will be informed of all contributions made in memory of her late husband. Application

awardees by year
2013

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Jacob van Wesenbeeck
ConocoPhillips Scholarships: Alissa Kotowski, Danny Morel, Phillip Conrad, Matthew Morriss, Elizabeth Home, Brooke Long, Dave Van Halen, John Talley, Matthew Teich, Lewis Mason, Matthew Shirley, Aaron Baer
Anadarko Scholarships:Anna Downey, Taylor Nilges, Tyler Hall, Chrystal Wespestad, Matt Gerlach, Tim Kiesel, Joe Biasi, Kate Lowe, Brandon Holzbauer-Schweitzer, Nicole Terrell, Megan Kjelland, Garrett Harris, Blake Titcomb, Gina Medley, Colin Deakin, Jenna Kaplan
Judson Mead Scholarship: Carley Gasaway, Jay Burnham, Ben Kolter, Eric Moore, Drew Redifer, Mario Mata, Nolan Graves, Ryan Keenan, Adam Widmer, Ashley Boyd, Oliver Wittman

2012

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Bradley Lufkin
ConocoPhillips Scholarships: Jeremy Maurer, Emily Stewart, Jared Swihart
Scott Tinker Family Scholarshop:Mallory Schreier
Judson Mead Scholarship: Travis Brizendine, Jeffery Brown, Caitlyn Cooper, Isabella Cross-Najafi, Benjamin Farcy, Cassie Geraghty, Julia Pigott, Rebecca Rice, Casey Ricks, Colin Rodkey, Emily Schultz, Elizabeth Sherrill, Alexandra Szymanski, Ryan Wells

2011

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Rachel Irvine, Amir Kuvanyshev
ConocoPhillips Scholarships: Erin Adams, Douglas Buren, Elizabeth Collins, Cindy Colon, Brian Connolly, Sarah Gregory, Joshua Pawlicki, James Wallace
Judson Mead Scholarship: Jane Block, James Bridgeman, Jeffery Brown, Jonathan Buening, Lindsay Cameron, Laura Carter, Brenton Chentnik, Adam Farrell, Kathleen Flanagan, Cora Gannaway, Laura Gerson, Hind Ghanem, Katelan Gritten, Aryn Hoge, Christopher Holland, Haleigh Howe, Matthew Jackson, Colleen Klockow, Melissa LoFaso, Caleb Lucy, James McCarthy, Gerasimos Michalitsianos, Tyler Pietrykowski, Julia Pigott, Meridith Ramsey, Casey Ricks, Jacob Rowland, Michael Sekigahama, Iliya Smithka, Ronald Steiner, John Swartz, Tyler Szwarc, Daniel Topp, Martin Verbus, Kathleen Wilson, Doug Wolfinger, Marcella Yant, Justin Zabrecky

2010

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Nikolaus Deems, Olivia Miller
Judson Mead Scholarship: Christi Appleby, Nathan Barnett, Raquel Blonshine, Clinton Broach, Jeffrey Carritt, Jacqueline Cinella, Nicholas Costelly, Wyatt Curry, Shawn Dedeker, Joshua Field, Rachel Fleck, Tara Florida, Sara Friedline, Krista Garrett, Emma Giese, Rebecca Goldstein, Kass Groszewski, Elizabeth Haddon, Jennifer Hanley, Austin Hodge, Crystal Hout, Gabrielle Jehle, Theresa Lau, Henry Leitke, Samantha Lesser, Kelley Liao, Julia Lynch, John Mason, Michael McAlpin, Scott McAlpin, Leslie Moclock, Julia Mulhern, Bridget O'Connor, William Oster, Andy Riggsbee, Kelly Sager, Anna Schneider, Christopher Soeller, Clare Tochlin, Zac Umperovitch, Kristen Weling, Phillip Wolf

2009

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Dalton Hardisty, Merili Reynolds
Judson Mead Scholarship: Paola Arenas, Casey Baldwin, Sean Condie, Jeremy Degler, Kellie Donoghue, Nancy Eastman, Nicholas Farny, Elisabeth Gawthrop, Michelle Gray, David Greenawald, Brittany Huhmann, Jonathan Kruse, Derek Lester, Erika Renee Moore, Matthew Patterson, Polly Root, Alesavier Rowan, Wayne Rust, Janelle Steffen, Daniel Stolper, Sara Louise Timm, Alianora Walker, Jacob Wilcox, Ryan Wilson, Bissett Young

2008

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Allan Lerner, Jade Marks
Judson Mead Scholarship: Julie Baumeister, Catherine Beck, Clair Bendersky, Robin Canavan, Charles Clark, Chris Clinkscales, Rebecca Coggins, Joseph Drake, Alex Effinger, Elliot Englert, Seorge Gilleaudeau, Joy Gryzenia, Dalton Hardisty, Leigh Ann Hardy, Anne Eli Hayden, Trevor Howald, Austin Johnson, Laura Jones, Christin Kassab, Daniel Keraos, Nathan Knowles, Paul Levy, Allison Long, Leslie Moclock, Daniel Phillips, Curtis Pomilia, Roxanne Renedo, Merili Reynolds, Mikhai Samsonov, Rebecca Saunders, Jordan Schnell, Megan Smith, Ryan Sonntag, Molly Starkey, John Thornton, Zachary Trunkely, Rebecca Tsang, Emily Voytek, Catherine Wolner, Christina Wood, Tylor Zschiedrich

2007

Charles Deiss Scholarship : Samantha Benson, Garrett Griener, Rachel Miller, Ashley Hoffman, David Weida
Judson Mead Scholarship: Karen Aydinian, Anna Beat, Alice Colman, Abbie Enneking, Courtney Foley, Sarah Foster, Elizabeth Herndon, Anya Hess, Matthew Hoffman, Autumn Kaylor, Adam Lerner, Gwen Linde, Erica Medley, Emily Poorvin, Brooks Proctor, Tom Quinn, Elizabeth Sehan, Lisa Smith, Justin Stigall, Annika Taylor, John Trimble, Alexander Urquhart

2006

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Maria Faye Parmer
Judson Mead Scholarship: Cassady Betherl-Thompson, Wes Bickford, Jeff Bowman, Maeghan Brass, James Caudell, Katie Dubec, Sharon Fahler, Phillip Hite, Katrina Hoffman, Aaron Jones, Rachel Maranto, Frederick Menigat, Tarren Musgrove, Katherine Neff, Jesse Robinson, Andrew Steiner, Ryan Swaffar

2005

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Erin Gleeson, Caleb Schiff
Judson Mead Scholarship: Mary Jo Colletti, Megan Ennis, Valerie Feller, Jourdan Fuhrmann, Andrew Gustin, Jake Holthaus, Elizabeth Johnson, Nicholas Johnson, Christina Miller, Dustin Olson, Wendy Orr, Tiffany Rivera, Koishi Sakaguchi, Mary Scanian, Joanna Troy, Ching Tu, Emily Varney, Ryan Whitikar, Coralie Wilhite

2004

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Kyle Brown, Sarah Germann
Judson Mead Scholarship: April Arroyo–Monroe, Abigail Campbell, Jennifer Cook, Meagan Curtis, Jeremy Fine, Elizabeth Hasenmueller, Tenaya Hurst, Melissa Jaeger, Joachim Ladwig, Aaron Satkoski, Michael Skiles

2003

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Karin Kvale, Laurel Senft
Judson Mead Scholarship:Nathan Bersma, Benjamin Brehmer, Margo Burton, Jennifer Cleland, James Alex Conley, Michelle Nicole Creech, Laura DeMott, Theodore Derheimer, Erin Doak, Leslie Drozan, Anna durkee, Gena Elpers, Matthew Fabijanic, Matthew Fey, Darren Ficklin, Ryan Gold, Dustin Graves, Hal Andrew Harper, Morgan Hegewald, Erika Hinshaw, Stephanie Konfal, Amber Lahners, Nicholas Leach, Aaron Lower, Morgan McGee-Solomon, Ethan Morin, Jennifer New, Vanessa O'Connor, Michael Oslos, Phillip Richards, Eric Robinson, William Robinson, Andrew Schilling, Nikole Stiffler, Dylan Taylor, Lisa Valvo, Orvil White, Chad Yrsha

2002

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Tamara Goldin, Rebecca Utley
Judson Mead Scholarship: Kevin Allison, Maryann Ashworth, J. Brian Balta, Eleanor Bates, Phillip Bodanza, Angela Bond, Jeffrey Bruesewitz, Jonathan Buffaloe, Antonio Buono, Jennifer Bush, Christine Casey, Jessica Chchrane, Jennifer Conklin, Joseph Denny, Benjamin Derrick, Laura Duncan, Jonathan Ebnet, Travis Emy, Paula Gray, Megan Hill, Tai Hubbard, Laurie Huff, Joanna Jakobczak, Ryan Jones, Nicholas Kaufman, Peter Kelly, Collin Kopitzke, Amy LeFebvre, Melissa LeTourheau, Anna Makowski, Cory McWilliams, Kurtis Nelson, Mikki Osterloo, Kathleen Poole, Elizabeth Porter, Leslie Renz, Julie Beth Retrum, Rebecca Riall, Genevieve Ryann, Allyson Shaidnagle, Andrew Smith, Paul Stumpner, Michelle Sutherland, Melissa Turner, Angie Vetter, Victoria Walker, Aaron Wood, Gregory Russell Young

2001

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Sarah Butler, Brett J. Tipple
Judson Mead Scholarship: Bryan Beeler, Kim Brandstetter, Rachel Elliott, Melissa Gibson, Lawrence Hawkes, Russell House, Scott McCammon, Michael D. McKendry, Mikki Osterloo

2000

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Paul Lester, Sara Jo Stayton
Judson Mead Scholarship: James Boswell, Brian Howard, Cory McWilliams, Daniel Miksich, Amanda Porfidio, Natalie Uschner


Scholarship Opportunities

1) Professor Charles Vitaliano Grant-In-Aid Scholarship Application | Invitation Letter

2) Deiss Scholarship applications for G329 and G429/G429e will be made available to students once they have applied and are accepted into the program. Scholarships available: $800 each; other scholarships from $100-$400 also available.

3) National Association of Geoscience Teachers Scholarships