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 bill.

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


The George M. Nevers Memorial Field Station Scholarship was established by William R. Kersten and Timothy K. Driggers to honor the memory of their dear friend Dr. George M. Nevers and his love of the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station. Dr. Nevers earned his MA at Indiana University in 1957, attended field camp in 1956 and is remembered as "being a great leader, wonderful person and even better friend." Recipients are not required to be students at Indiana University, but preference will be given to those students who are degree seeking at Indiana University. Application form


The Scott and Allyson Tinker Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Scott Tinker’s Trinity University professors Ed Roy, Walt Coppinger and Bob Freed; and Dr. Lee Suttner, Indiana University and to aid in the future training of geologists. Dr. Tinker attended field camp in the summer of 1981 while completing his undergraduate degree at Trinity University. Preference will be given to Trinity University students who meet the academic guidelines and admission criteria for summer field study at the Judson Mead Geologic Field Station. Application form

Student Research Support Endowment


The Charles J. Vitaliano 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. Preference will be given to students who will reside, in part, at the Station, where they will be provided free room and board. All publications resulting from the work must acknowledge the Charles J. Vitaliano endowment as the source of the grant-in-aid, and grant recipients must use the Field Station as their address on their publications. Application form

Award Recipients (past 5 years)

Archives, 2000-2010 (PDF)

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Alexander Beyl
Anadarko Scholarships: Jeremy Fontaine, Reilly Hayes, Brandon Keough, Ciara Mills, Bea Sheffer, Chloe Stanton, Emily Thorpe, Joshus Szall, Sophie Westacott, Rachel Welch, Melissa Lowe, Dan Lammie, Emma Rosenthal, Heather Upin, Jessica Chang, Madi Wewer, Evan Gross
Judson Mead Scholarship: Heather Simpson, Amelia Nelson, Dalton McCaffrey, Alex McLean, Sam Schreiner, Sara Stotter, Steven Lopes, Eric Hirshfeld, Nicholas Rolstad, Ben Eppley, Stacy Hendricks, Kaitlin Tanel, Lauryn Yevincy, Isabelle Bristol, Peter L. Baker, Charlie Newman-Johnson, Brandon Carreno, Ashley Cocciadiferro, Autumn Skye Murray, Jake Swanson, Dustin Shockley, Eric Schurr, Katie Makowski, Grant Rogers, Nathan Bailey, Jason Leasor, Chris Sammons, Tim O’Leary, Kenneth Ray, James Urban, Emily Austin, Mitch Latta, Barritt Bentley, Matt Torres, Glann Loriaus, Nic Downton
Scott and Allyson Tinker Scholarship: Alli Love
IUGFS Class of 2013 Katharine E. Compton Memorial Fund: Grace Carlson
George M. Nevers Memorial: Margaret Holahan

Charles Deiss Scholarship: Allison Fox
ConocoPhillips Scholarships: Chris Helou, Bryan Wathen, Lydia Loopesko, Zack Burton, Collin Lambert, Jacob Gardner, Erica Rubino, Dillon Osleger, Nicholas Turner, Agustina Gontaruk, Nora Loughlin, Liz Webber-Bruya
Anadarko Scholarships: Aaron Stubblefield, Gavin Piccione, Emily Paine, Ashley Newman, Madison Hughes, Chris Gentile, Alex Koerber, Brittany Kirch, Hugh Harper, Mattie Reid, Ben Eppley, Michael Foust, Alex Bailey, Andy Stacey, Amanda Whaling, Jeremiah Mickey, Michael Lara
Judson Mead Scholarship: Nick Colaianne, Neal Turluck, Meg Toft, Jessica Soliz, Sarah McGuinnes, Dennis Large, Patrick Stovall, Catherine Goldberg, Dan Kelly, Dan Varns, Ariana Boyd, Vivien Broge, Ibukun Fariyike, Logan Englert, Courtney Hall, Patty Kostro, Mallory Nelson, Jordan Pelfrey, Ryan Primas, Anthoney Sico, Garrett Stewart, Dan Thew, Meghan Thompson, Kellie Corwin, Suzanne Mulligan, Steven Adams, Wade Costin, Stephen Alexander
Scott and Allyson Tinker Scholarship: Mae Cahill
Margaret C. and Anne Marie Kuzmitz Scholarship: Madison Bradley

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

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

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

Charles Deiss Scholarship:Candace Kairies, 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