At Ball State, 80 percent of our students are eligible for financial aid. The Department of Environment, Geology, and Natural Resources offers many scholarships to help you pursue your bachelor’s degree. Some of our scholarships are need based. Your eligibility will be based on your FAFSA. We encourage you to complete and submit your FAFSA.

Geology Scholarships

The Dr. Henry Kane Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded to an outstanding junior pursuing a major in the Geological Sciences at Ball State University and the recipient must have at least a GPA of 3.0.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

The recipient must:

  • be an outstanding junior in the Department of Geological Sciences
  • have a GPA of at least 3.0

Financial need is not considered.

How to Apply

The department of Environment, Geology and Natural Resources committee determines who receives this scholarship; no application is required. 

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The Mark E. Corder Scholarship Fund is awarded to an undergraduate geological sciences student who demonstrates financial need and is to be used solely for participation in undergraduate field courses or field research activities.

Award Amount

Up to $500

Criteria

The recipient must:

  • be enrolled in the Department of Geological Sciences
  • demonstrate financial need
  • participate in undergraduate field courses or field research activities

How to Apply

The department of Environment, Geology and Natural Resources committee determines who receives this scholarship; no application is required. 

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The Geological Sciences Department annually schedules the proxy of the Area Concentration Achievement Tests for its undergraduate junior and senior students at no cost. The William C. Ade Prize is traditionally a $1000 prize awarded to the undergraduate who participates in the scheduled tests and receives the highest grade within the department. The tests are available to junior and senior undergraduate geology students.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

The recipient must:

  • be enrolled in the Department of Geological Sciences
  • achieve the highest score on the Area Concentration Achievement Test (ACAT) exam
  • can only be awarded once

This award is available to students of junior and senior undergraduate class standing.

How to Apply

  • contact EGNR main office to register for exam March 1st through March 15th. AR 117, phone: 285-8270   email: egnr@bsu.edu
  • students will be notified of date and time of exam once registered
  • award recipient will be notified late April or early May

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The Alan C. Samuelson Scholarship is a $1000 scholarship awarded to an outstanding senior pursuing a major in the Geological Sciences.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

The recipient must be an outstanding senior pursuing a major in geological sciences.

How to Apply

The department of Environment, Geology and Natural Resources committee determines who receives this scholarship; no application is required. 

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The Harlan Roepke Field Studies Award is a $1000 scholarship awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student(s) participating in a geology field studies program. The recipient is selected by either academic achievement or by financial need, although financial need is not required.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

The recipient(s) must participate in a geology field studies program.

Consideration is given to both academic and financial need, although financial need is not required.

This award is available to both undergraduate and graduate students.

How to Apply

The department of Environment, Geology and Natural Resources committee determines who receives this scholarship; no application is required. 

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The Excellence in Earth History Award is a non-monetary recognition given to the Geological Sciences major that receives the highest grade in GEOL 201 (Earth, Life, and Time) for the calendar year.

Criteria

The recipient must:

  • receive the top grade in GEOL 201 Earth, Life, and Time for the calendar year
  • pursue an undergraduate major in the department

The Excellence in Field Geology Award is a non-monetary recognition given to the Ball State University student that receives the highest grade in GEOL 383 (Geology Field Camp) the preceding summer.

Criteria

The recipient must:

  • be a Ball State University student
  • have the best performance in GEOL 383 Geology Field Camp the preceding summer
NREM Scholarship Application Forms are due by April 1st or next business day. Submit them to the Department of Environment, Geology and Natural Resources, Fine Arts building, AR 117.

For students majoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Management. The Clyde W. Hibbs Memorial Scholarship is a legacy to the department's founder, Clyde W. Hibbs.

Award Amount

Typically, $1,000 to $2,000.

Criteria

Candidates must:

  • be current NREM majors
  • have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.2 GPA in NREM classes
  • have earned fewer than 60 credits by the end of the current spring semester
  • submit a 700-word essay describing their academic and career goals

How to Apply

To apply, please download and submit the application to the department.

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The Alex and Anna I. Nicoloff Scholarship for Environmental Studies is awarded in memory of the parents of Dorothy Nicoloff, who endowed the fund to support the scholarships.

Award Amount

Typically, $1,000 to $2,000.

Criteria

Candidates must:

  • have earned a minimum of 60 credits by the end of the current spring semester
  • be current NREM majors
  • have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.2 GPA in NREM classes
  • submit a 700-word essay describing your academic and career goals

How to Apply

To apply, please download and submit the application to the department.

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The Charles O. Mortensen Fellowship offers a tuition fellowship for the academic year to a junior, senior, or graduate student within the NREM department

Award Amount

Typically, $500 to $1,000.

Criteria

  • be a junior, senior, or graduate student
  • enroll in an NREM program

There is no GPA requirement, but preference is given to students with at least a 3.0 GPA

How to Apply

To apply, please download and submit the application to the department.

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The Air and Waste Management Association Scholarship is provided to NREM majors or minors.

Award Amount

Typically, $1,000.

Criteria

The recipient must:

  • be a U.S. citizen and Indiana resident
  • major in NREM or minor in environmental management
  • have a 3.0 GPA overall and in NREM
  • submit a 700-word essay describing your academic and career goals

How to Apply

To apply, please download and submit the application to the department.

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The Center for Industry, Technology, and Environmental Sciences has offered $1,250 to NREM for providing a scholarship for students interested in Environmental Management.

Award Amount

Typically, $1,000 to $1,250.

Criteria

The recipient must:

  • be a U.S. citizen and Indiana resident
  • be a current NREM major
  • have at least a 3.0 overall GPA and a 3.2 GPA in NREM classes
  • be studying environmental science and interested in technical aspects of the field
  • submit a 700-word essay describing your academic and career goals is required

How to Apply

To apply, please download and submit the application to the department.

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For students majoring or minoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Management. 

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

  • NREM major or minor in Environmental Management
  • 3.0 GPA Overall and in NREM classes
  • Submit a 700-word essay describing your academic and career goals

How to Apply

To apply, please download and submit the application to the department.

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For students majoring or minoring in Natural Resources and Environmental Management.

Award Amount

$1,000

Criteria

  • NREM major or minor in Environmental Management
  • 3.0 GPA Overall and in NREM classes
  • Submit a 700-word essay describing your academic and career goal

How to Apply

To apply, please download and submit the application to the department.

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