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Jones LaBerge Geology Field Trip Fund

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Dr. Norris Jones       Dr. Gene LaBerge

The Jones LaBerge Geology Field Trip Fund was established at the UW Oshkosh Foundation by an anonymous UW Oshkosh geology graduate who greatly appreciated Dr. Jones and Dr. LaBerge as faculty members.

The donor worked in the oil and gas industry and strongly believes in the phrase, “A geologist is only as good as the rocks he/she has seen” and wants to ensure that current and future generations of UW Oshkosh geology students benefit from field trips offered by the Department of Geology.

In celebration that the match offered by the anonymous donor had been achieved, Dean John Koker presented Dr. Norris Jones and Dr. Gene LaBerge each with a certificate of achievement for inspiring the creation of the Jones LaBerge Field Trip Fund. Professors Jones and LaBerge were both awarded the UW Oshkosh Distinguished Teaching Award during their teaching careers, and the anonymous donor established this fund in recognition of their outstanding teaching, especially on field trips. The good news is that the $10,000 match required to meet the donor's challenge was attained. Equally gratifying is the large number of donors to the fund -- 31! One especially generous donor challenged the original donor by offering to make a large gift if the original donor would match it, and the original donor agreed! Consequently, the Jones LaBerge Fund has grown substantially and will provide most of the funding to subsidize student participation in course-related field trips next year. Thank you to all who participated in giving to this important need. We encourage you to contribute to this fund now and in the future.

 

Freshman Geology Scholarship

Awards

One (1) $1000 Geology Scholarship. Financial need is not a consideration.

 

View Requirements

  • Must have a strong interest in Geology or Earth Science
  • Must be an entering freshman at UW Oshkosh for the fall session
  • Must rank in the upper 25 percent of your high school class
  • Must have had three years of mathematics to include two years of algebra and one year of geometry
  • Must have had three years of high school science from the areas of geology, earth science, biology, chemistry or physics
  • Must take 51-102, Physical Geology (or 51-110, Honors Geology) and 51-109, Evolution of the Earth, during your freshman year
  • Must be a full-time student the freshman year
  • Must be admitted to UW Oshkosh by the application deadline
  • Must submit completed scholarship application form by the application deadline
  • Must submit two letters of recommendations from science teachers
  • Must submit a 300–500 word essay discussing your interest in geology or earth science and your career goals

 

View Application Process

An application form can be downloaded from the UW Oshkosh Admissions website 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 an essay to:    

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

 

Application Deadline
Scholarship will be available for Fall 2016 freshmen in September 2016.

The application and all supporting materials must be postmarked no later than March 15.

 

Selection Process

The applications will be reviewed and the recipient will be selected by the scholarship committee of the Department of Geology. Applicants will be notified by April 15. Selection will be based on high school transcript, ACT scores, essay and the letters of recommendation. 

 

James H. Fischer Family Scholarship:

Awards 

One (1) $1,000 scholarship, renewable for sophomore year if recipient remains eligible. 

Information can be found on the UW Oshkosh Admission website. 

Chancellor's Academic Scholarship

Awards

One scholarship of $1,000. Need is not a consideration. Students cannot receive this scholarship if it is in addition to certain other awards.

View Requirements

  • Must be admitted to UW Oshkosh as entering freshmen.
  • Must rank in the top 25 percent of your high school graduating class and demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and potential for your chosen field of study.
  • ACT scores are not required.

 

View Application Process

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 

 

Application Deadline

The application deadline is April 15.

 

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

 

Burton 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 five students and three 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 $500; 
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

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 two 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.

 

Donations Welcome to the Geology Department

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 is the list of all the student awards and grants to which you also may give.

For more information please contact: Lynn Kleman Director of Development 920-424-4454. 

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.

For more information please contact: Lynn Kleman Director of Development 920-424-4454.

More information may be found by clicking on the above link or you may make an online donation. Please indicate 'C.W. Fetter Geology Research Fund' at the bottom of the page under 'Gift Allocation Notes'. 

For more information please contact: Lynn Kleman Director of Development 920-424-4454.

 

NEVILLE PUBLIC MUSEUM GEOLOGY CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS

The Neville Public Museum Geology Club of Green Bay will award TWO $300 scholarships during 2016-2017. The scholarships will be awarded to deserving Northeast Wisconsin junior or senior undergraduate students who are majoring in Geoscience/Earth Science. Graduate students who are completing geology-related graduate research will also qualify for the scholarship.. Applications and supporting letter must be postmarked by December 14, 2016. Application and Instructions. 

 

 

 

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