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SEG Foundation Scholarships

Scholarship Provider: The Society of Exploration Geophysicists
Application Deadline: 03/01/2013
Description: Through the generosity of donors to the SEG, there are more than 50 different scholarships. Half are unrestricted scholarships; the rest have specific donor intentions that include consideration for major/minor, university, career intention, involvement in student activities, year of study, or particular research field. The SEG has posted a preliminary abbreviated list and the list may not represent all scholarships available. These scholarships are directed toward students pursuing a career in applied geophysics or closely related field (including physics).

Eligibility -

These are merit based scholarships; general eligibility requirements are:

   1. A student must meet one of the following requirements:

      (a) Attending high school and planning to enter college next fall;
      (b) An undergraduate or graduate college student whose grades
           are above average.
   2. A student must intend to pursue a college curriculum directed  
       toward a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field,
       such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and
       environmental sciences.
Scholarship Amount: $500 to $14,000/year
Scholarship Website:
School Type Requirement: Four Year College
Applicant Class Requirement: See website; many different scholarships are available
Minority Status Requirement: See website; many different scholarships are available
Awards Given: 101+
Length of Award: One Time Award
Minimum GPA: Varies
Other Comments: Please note there are a wide variety of scholarships available so the requirements vary depending on the scholarship. For a complete listing of the scholarships available, please visit:

The scholarship committee matches students to the scholarships.   There are several scholarships with state requirements.  Scholarships range from $500 to $14,000 USD per academic year; average awards are approximately $2,500.  

The number of scholarships available depends chiefly upon the number of sponsors and the amounts they contribute. For the 2010-2011 academic year, the Foundation awarded scholarships to 118 students totaling US $434,150.

Scholarships were sent to universities in 18 different countries. Scholars represented 26 different citizenships.  

How to apply -

Please complete only one application:

    * Freshman (1st year)
    * Undergraduate (Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Honors)
    * Graduate (Masters, PhD or Post-Doctorate)

Choose the form that corresponds to your classification for the fall term of 2013.

To fill out an application, please go to:

Scholarship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Bernadette Ward, Grand Administrator
Society of Exploration Geophysicists
PO Box 702740
Tulsa, OK 74170-2740
Phone: 1-918-497-5500
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