Unimin Corp. Sophomore Geology Scholarship

Departments: Geology Categories: Geology
Amount Four awards of $2,500 each.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria

Four scholarships will be awarded to academically talented and motivated comprehensive geology majors who will be taking Geology 312 (Mineralogy and Petrology I) during the fall semester. The scholarships are intended for students who are the equivalent of rising sophomores in the geology program, but students with other class ranks and transfer students are eligible as well.

Recipients must have a declared comprehensive major in Geology, must be enrolled in Geol 312 (Min-Pet I) in the following fall semester, have a GPA of 3.0 or greater, and have a strong academic record. Involvement in extracurricular and Department of Geology activities and outstanding leadership potential will be considered assets.

Application Procedure Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the Geology Scholarship Application.
Selection Procedure The Geology Department will coordinate the competitive selection process.
Selection Deadline On or around the end of April.

Scholarship recipients will be notified by April 30th. Recipients are required to notify the department (Ms. Lorilie Steinke) via email of their acceptance by May 5th. If the scholarship is declined, it will be re-awarded.

Awards will also be announced at the annual Geology Club banquet in May.

Special Notes

Unimin Corporation is proud to partner with the UW-Eau Claire Department of Geology in promoting the new Responsible Mining Initiative through both technical and financial contributions. These will include a number of scholarships to be awarded to promising candidates, both incumbent students and incoming freshman. As a leading industrial sand producer in the State of Wisconsin, Unimin has held itself to a very high bar from an environmental, worker safety and social responsibility standpoint. Unimin looks forward to further investments in the future of Wisconsin to help University students graduate with degrees in Responsible Mining or Geology. For more information about Unimin Corp., please see www.unimin.com.

Thank You The recipients should write a thank you note to Unimin Corp. and send it in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation Office.