Every year the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station recognizes outstanding students from across the country who enroll in its summer programs with scholarships to help defray the cost of its courses. A number of different sources of funding are used to provide the various scholarship awards made each year. A brief description of the sources used for funding the various scholarships is provided below.
In the recent past, upwards of 60% of the students attending our courses have been awarded a scholarship. The recipients of scholarships are chosen by a selection committee composed of faculty members of the Department of Geological Sciences associated with the courses. This committee will make the decision as to which source of funding is most appropriate for the individual awards. The primary criterion for the awarding of scholarships is academic merit.
Note that a single application is used for all of the scholarships and the letter of recommendation submitted with the course application will be used in support of the scholarship applications. Scholarship awards will be applied directly to the student's Bursar's bill.
IUGFS Scholarship Endowment Accounts
It is the intent of the Donor, and the Foundation agrees, that this gift be used to support undergraduate scholarships for students who have been accepted to attend a summer field geoscience course offered by the Department at the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station. The recipients will be students who have records of academic merit, as defined by the selection committee, and who best meet the enrollment goals of the Field Station, as determined by the selection committee. The number, amount, and recipient(s) of the Scholarship will be determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Field Station in collaboration with the chairperson of the Department, in accordance with guidelines and procedures established by the College, Indiana University and the Foundation. A letter of recommendation is required; this can be the same letter used as part of the course application process. Application form
The IUGFS Class of 2013 and Compton family established an endowment in memory of Katharine E. Compton, an enthusiastic young woman with a profound interest in field geology. This scholarship will be awarded to students on the basis of scholarship and citizenship. The recipients’ application should provide evidence of their campus and community involvement, leadership qualities and academic preparedness. The funds are to be used to provide one or more scholarships, to be awarded to a student attending G429.
Recipients of this scholarship are encouraged to provide a letter to the Compton family with an account of their experience at the field station. Application form
The Charles Deiss Memorial Scholarship was established in 1960, by friends and associates of Dr. Deiss to honor his memory and his vision in creating the Indiana University Geologic Field Station. During his tenure at Indiana University from 1945-59, Dr. Deiss was the director of the Field Station, Geology Department Chair, and State Geologist. Recipients are not required to be students at Indiana University. Application form
This account is to be used to support students, faculty research at the field station, travel expenses for students, visiting faculty and scientists, and the purchase of supplies and equipment items when needed at the discretion of the Chair and Director. Application form