Scholarships, Fellowships & Awards
In addition to the fellowship and awards listed below,
the Graduate School has a complete listing of current
scholarships available for graduate students.
- NC Academy of Science Bryden Graduate Research
(Applications are Due in February) http://www.ncacadsci.org/NCAS/researchGrants.html
- Department of Geography and Geology Student
Research Grant Information
The Department of Geography and Geology awards funds for undergraduate and graduate student research. These grants can be used to support any aspect of research, including field work and research-related travel, analyses, photographic processing, thin-section preparation, equipment, and supplies. Please note that this program does not fund travel or registration for professional conferences. Individual grants are limited to a maximum of $500.00.
Applicants must meet the following criteria for eligibility:
1) Required Student Status
a. Junior or Senior undergraduate major in Geography or Geology involved in Directed Independent Study or Honors work
b. Degree-seeking M.S. Geoscience student, in at least the second semester at UNCW, who is conducting thesis research and/or non-thesis research with a project that requires materials, etc.
2) GPA of 3.0 overall or GPA of 3.2 in the major.
3) Major advisor is a faculty member in Geography and Geology.
4) A final report on any previously received award must have been submitted by the stipulated deadline. Students that have not submitted a summary from previous grants are not eligible for further support.
Direct inquiries to Mr. Roger D. Shew (shewrATuncw.edu; 962-7676; DL 121). To apply, submit a completed original application and two (2) copies to Mr. Roger D. Shew, Department of Geography and Geology by April 15, 2013. The application form may be obtained from your advisor or downloaded from here. Decisions on funding will be made by the Awards Committee, based on the quality of the project and write-up as well as the justification for the monies. Notification of awards will be made in early April.
IMPORTANT: The justification should include a summary of the project (goals, maps, pictures, questions to be answered) as well as how you propose to approach and answer the question(s) posed including some of the techniques/tools that you will use during the study.
As mentioned on the application, a short summary (Executive Summary) of the results of the project (though some may be interim reports) as well as a poster must be completed and shown in the Fall 2009 Semester. The likely showing times will be during Earth Sciences Week.
- Anna T. Kniffen Memorial
The Anna T. Kniffen Memorial Scholarship was established by Ernest T. Kniffen in memory of his mother. It is available to a student who has been accepted into either the Department of History or the Department of Geography and Geology as an undergraduate or graduate. The award is offered to each department in alternating years; the 2009-2010 annual award of $1,000.00 is designated for the Department of Geography and Geology. Preference is given to a student with financial need and demonstrated academic ability.
Direct inquiries to Mr. Roger D. Shew (shewrATuncw.edu; 962-7676; DL 121). To apply, submit a completed original application to Mr. Roger D. Shew, Department of Geography and Geology by November 9, 2009. Download application form here.
- Geological Society of America Research
(Applications are Due in February) http://www.geosociety.org/grants/gradgrants.htm
- Environmental Protection Agency STAR and GRO
(Applications are Due in October) http://epa.gov/ncer/fellow/
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research
(Applications are Due in November) http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=6201&org=NSF&sel_org=NSF&from=fund
- NOAA Estuarine Research Reserve Graduate
(Applications are Due November 1) http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/Fellowship.aspx
- Sigma Xi Grant-in-aid of
(Applications are Due in October & March) http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/
- UNCW Alumni Association Merit
- UNCW Graduate School Summer Research
Download information here. Due March 23, 2012.
- UNCW Marine Sciences Summer Research
Download information here.
- Victor Zullo Memorial
The Victor Zullo Memorial Scholarship is a cash award that recognizes outstanding achievement in research by a UNCW Geology student. The selection is made by a faculty committee.
Direct inquiries to Mr. Roger D. Shew (shewrATuncw.edu; 962-7676; DL 121). To apply, submit a completed original application and four (4) copies to Mr. Roger D. Shew, Department of Geography and Geology by April 15, 2013. Download application form here.