Geology Scholarships & Awards

If you are interested in donating to the Department of Geology for purposes other than
student awards and grants, please make your gift to the Geology Department Fund. Below
are listed all the student awards and grants to which you also may give. To make a gift,

go to the UW Oshkosh Foundation Giving Page at
http://www.uwosh.edu/foundation/support-uw-oshkosh/online-giving .

Freshman Scholarship in Geology

AWARDS
Two (2) one-year scholarships of $500. Financial need is not a consideration.

REQUIREMENTS
APPLICATION

An application form can be downloaded from the UW Oshkosh Admissions Web page (http://www.uwosh.edu/admissions/scholarships/) where the Freshman Scholarship in Geology is listed under geology. This application should be completed and submitted along with ACT scores, letters of reference, and essay to:    

Scholarship Coordinator
Admissions Office
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Boulevard
Oshkosh WI 54901-8602

APPLICATION DEADLINE
The application and all supporting materials must be postmarked no later than March 1st.
SELECTION PROCESS
The applications will be reviewed and the recipient selected by the scholarship committee of the Department of Geology. Applicants will be notified by April 15th. Selection will be based on high school transcript, ACT scores, essay, and the letters of recommendation.
 

 

Chancellor's Academic Scholarship

AWARDS
One scholarship of $1,000. Need is not a consideration.

REQUIREMENTS
Students cannot receive this scholarship if it is in addition to certain other awards.

The application deadline is January 15th.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
For further information on either of these scholarships contact:
Beatriz Contreras, Director of Financial Aid
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-3377
OR
Norris Batts, Admissions Office
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, 800 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh, WI 54901
(920) 424-0227


DEPARTMENT AWARDS

The Geology Club manages the selection process and the presentation at the Annual Geology Banquet of a number of awards for achievement in geology. The monetary portion of these awards is derived from funds established by the original donors. The University Foundation accepts contributions to any of these funds and to the Freshman Scholarship Fund.

B.E. Karges Award for Achievement in Geology

The Burton E. Karges Award for Achievement in Geology is presented each year to an outstanding student who has exhibited high ideals in his/her academic endeavors, as well as leadership and service to fellow students, the Geology Club, and the Geology Department. Any senior majoring in Geology or Earth Science who is graduating in December, May, or August of the calendar year in which the Award is presented, and who has maintained a 2.75 overall grade point and a 3.00 grade point in his/her major is eligible for the Award. Selection is made by a committee composed of six students and two faculty. The committee is selected by the students. There may be more than one recipient in case of a tie.

The Award consists of:

1. A geological item such as a Brunton Compass or a copy of the Glossary of Geology;
2. The recipient's name engraved on the plaque displayed in the Geology Department Student Lounge;
3. An engraved memento for the recipient to keep.

The Karges Geology Scholarship Award

The Karges Geology Scholarship Award is presented each year to the graduating senior in the Professional Emphasis (not Hydrogeology) in Geology who has demonstrated an outstanding record of scholarship. The Award was established by Mrs. Vivian Karges in memory of her husband, Burton E. Karges, who started the geology program at UW Oshkosh in 1934, and taught here until his death in 1972. Typically, the recipient has the highest grade point average in Geology. Selection is based on grade point average in Geology and overall grade point. There may be more than one recipient in case of a tie.

The award consists of:

1. A check for $400;
2. The recipient's name engraved on the plaque displayed in the Geology Department Student Lounge;
3. An engraved memento for the recipient to keep.

Bartlett Award
2003 Bartlett Award winner, Jackie Marshall with Bill Bartlett

Jackie Marshall-2003 Bartlett Award winner with Bill Bartlett

Bartlett Award winners Nick Geboy (2002), Gabe Graf (2004), Bill Bartlett, Susan Mickiewicz (2002)

Bartlett Award winners Nick Geboy (2002), Gabe Graf (2004), Bill Bartlett, Susan Mickiewicz (2002)

The Bartlett Award was established by William P. (Bill) Bartlett to promote and encourage the study of Geology at UW Oshkosh. Bill is a graduate of UW Oshkosh and established the award to reward students with a demonstrated commitment to the study of geology. Two awards will be presented annually.

The award is open to geology students who have declared a major in any emphasis, who are currently completing their second year courses in geology, will have a minimum of 18 credits in geology including at least 2 credits of field trip courses at the end of the current semester, an overall grade point of at least 2.5, and financial need.

The Award will consist of:

1. The interest accrued during the past year on the principle donated to the UW Oshkosh Foundation by Bill Bartlett;
2. Recipients' names will be engraved on a plaque displayed in the Geology Department Student Lounge;
3. Recipients will receive an engraved memento.

The Reg Brook Memorial Award

This award honors the memory of Reginald Galbraith Brook of Graham Inlet, Tagish Lake, British Columbia, in recognition of his unique contributions to the education of a generation of UW Oshkosh geology students.

The primary criterion for this award is quality of performance as a field geologist, to be evaluated principally in terms of skill at data gathering and geologic interpretation, but also in terms of the ability to live and work effectively, with others, under field conditions. A secondary criterion is general scholastic ability. Selection of awardees is by the permanent faculty of Geology Summer Field Camp, based largely on recommendations by students.

The Award consists of:

1. An engraved memento for the recipient to keep;
2. An item of field equipment;
3. The recipient's name engraved on a plaque displayed in the Geology Department Student Lounge.

James Vedder Memorial Award

James R. Vedder (better known in the Department as "J.V.") was one of the first students to graduate with a major in Geology from UW Oshkosh in 1967. He was killed in an auto accident in British Columbia in 1971. His family, friends, and former teachers set up a Memorial Award in his honor.

"J.V." was an enthusiastic field geologist who went on every field trip available in the Department. It is presented in recognition and honor of this quality in undergraduate students at UW Oshkosh. The Award is given annually to a student who has demonstrated an exceptional interest in field geology and who may need financial assistance. All majors in either Geology or Earth Science are eligible for the Award. Selection is made by student balloting on an evaluation sheet.

The award consists of:

1. An item of field equipment;
2. The recipient's name engraved on the plaque displayed in the Geology Department Student Lounge;
3. An engraved memento for the recipient to keep.


C.W. FETTER ENDOWED RESEARCH FUND

The Department of Geology invites donations to The C.W. Fetter Endowed Research Fund to provide financial support to our student researchers. More information may be found by clicking on the above link or you may make an online donation at http://www.uwosh.edu/foundation/support-uw-oshkosh/online-giving. Please indicate 'C.W. Fetter Geology Research Fund' at the bottom of the page under 'Gift Allocation Notes'.