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GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award

Bruce Douglas accepting the award

The GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award for 2012 was awarded to the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station of Indiana University. The award is given in recognition of the awareness, diversity, and technical excellence of one geology field camp instructor.

A formal presentation of the award was done during the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. In addition to the large stone award and plaque, a financial award of $25,000 was also given. These funds were used to obtain AED devices that can be taken into the field with student groups, so that they would be available for emergencies given the remote locations used in our courses. Dr. Bruce J. Douglas accepted the award.

Scholarship Opportunities

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.

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 provides two $800 scholarships to cover tuition for the top applicants in each course offered through the Field Station (G329 and G429)with preference given to students who attend Indiana University. Application form

Judson Mead Field Station Fund

An endowment was established in March 1984 in honor of Dr. Judson Mead, the then retiring Director of the Geologic Field Station in Montana. This fund supports student scholarships for courses offered at the Field Station, student and faculty research in the region, travel expenses for students, visiting faculty, and scientists, and allows for the purchasing of supplies and equipment as needed.

A range of scholarships are available from $400 – $100 to cover the tuition for students attending one of the courses offered through the Field Station. In any given year, 30–40 scholarships are awarded from this fund. Application form

National Association of Geosciences Teachers (NAGT) Scholarships

NAGT awards a number of scholarships for students taking an advanced field course for geosciences majors. This is a national competition for students enrolling in any of the summer programs offered throughout the country, not just the courses offered by Indiana University. This scholarship should be considered as independent of any scholarship awarded by the IUGFS.

For more information on how to apply visit the NAGT website at http://nagt.org/index.html.

awardees by year
2014

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Michael Haluska, Tony Deng
ConocoPhillips Scholarships: Daniel Johnson, Allison Shackelton, Kate Grisi, Annie Dufficy, Alexander Valentine, Jana Hillenbrand, Travis Petersen, Jessica Ende, Rachel Tiner, Josiah Payne, Aaron Gross, Sam Alter
Anadarko Scholarships:Madeline Lewis, Leonard Berke, Jenna Graham, Katherine Shover, J.J. Munoz, James Wilson, Sarah George, Ryan Pastrana, Ben Ginter, Patrick Faha, Matt Warbritton, Josh Strassburger, Jim Mize, Ben Robinson, Elizabeth Webber-Bruya, Jessica Towell, Will Hoover
Judson Mead Scholarship: Veronica Biesiada, Kandice Estes, Allen Clements, Garrett Simpson, Nevin Kozik, Grady Olson, Tim Smith, C.J. Cornette, Cameron Penner-Ash, Chris Fulton, Shalane McCall, Oliva Ruiz, Evaristo Garcia, Megan Harris, Tyler Johnson, Jacob Olson, Melanie Barton, Matt Wanker, Ethan Smith, Dora Xu, Chelsea Krieg, Jeremy Eddy, Ira Griffith, Robert Rice, Courtney van Stolk, Nathan Baldwin, Courtney Bartlett, Chris Sammons
Scott and Allyson Tinker Scholarship: Tanner Bowersox

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: Christopher Aucoin, Bradley Lufkin
ConocoPhillips Scholarships: Lisa Andresky, Kyle Broach, Robert Holder, Jeffrey Ladderud, Kendra Lynn, Jeremy Maurer, Kristen Schmeisser, Emily Stewart, Jared Swihart,Donald Tripp, Rebecca Vanderleest, Erin Wagner
Scott and Allyson Tinker Scholarship: Mallory Schreier
Judson Mead Scholarship: Ashley Ball, Jaren Barkey, Maria Bengert, Travis Brizendine, Jeffery Brown, Caitlyn Cooper, Travis Courtney, Isabella Cross-Najafi, Erin Donaghy, Robert Evans, Benjamin Farcy, Jacob Franklin, Cassie Geraghty, Pai Han, Michael Harrison, Jessica Heighton, Katherine Moore, Maura O'Brien, Julia Pigott, Rebecca Rice, Casey Ricks, Colin Rodkey, Leah Sabbeth, Emily Schultz, Elizabeth Sherrill, Alexandra Szymanski, Marc Thierry, Bradley Thomas, Nathan Vavro, Ryan Voegerl, Ryan Wells, Bradley West, John Young

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 (cont.)

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation Scholarships

In partnership with the Department of Geological Sciences and the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station, Anadarko is providing scholarship funds to attract the best and brightest students in geological sciences to receive field education and training in order to prepare them to be future leaders in geological science-related industries. These scholarships are intended to support undergraduate 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 and who best meet the enrollment goals of the Field Station. A total of $25,000 will be awarded this summer.

Recipients of these scholarships are encouraged to provide a written summary of how this scholarship factored into their ability to attend a field program and the experiences they accumulated and advances that they achieved as a result of completion of the course. A letter of recommendation is required; this can be the same letter used as part of the course application process.

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 twelve $1500 scholarships will be 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. The award is based solely upon academic merit and professional promise and requires one letter of recommendation (this can be the same letter used as part of the course application process).
Application form

Scott and Allyson Tinker Scholarship

The Scott and Allyson Tinker family established an endowment to honor Trinity University professors Dr. Ed Roy, Dr. Walt Coppinger, and Dr. Bob Freed and Dr. Lee Suttner of Indiana University. The funds are to be used to provide at least one $1000 scholarship to be awarded to a student attending G429.

Preference is to be given to students from Trinity University; should no students from Trinity University be available, any eligible student may be awarded the scholarship. Application form