Non-competitive Scholarships & Awards

LUCILLE H. PIPKIN SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP: 

Awarded annually to a deserving geoscience major who will be a senior the following academic year. Selection is made by the geoscience scholarship committees at ENMU, NMHU, NMIMT, NMSU, and UNM. The department must anticipate that, in addition to overall merit, the student will receive a geoscience degree by the end of the school year following that in which the award is made.

  • Focus: Support for undergraduate education
  • Awarded: Annually at the Spring Meeting
  • To: Undergraduate geoscience students who will be Seniors the following year.
  • Selection: Scholarship committee at the appropriate school
  • Amount: $500 each

LUCILLE H. PIPKIN BOOK SCHOLARSHIPS:

Awarded in the spring to undergraduate geoscience students to help defray the costs of textbooks. Up to three $150 scholarships available to each New Mexico school offering a geoscience course. Selection is made by faculty at the appropriate institution.

  • Focus: Support of undergraduate education by defraying costs of text books.
  • Awarded: Annually at the Spring Meeting
  • To: Eligible undergraduate students
  • Selection: Scholarship committee at the appropriate school. 
  • Amount: $150 maximum per award

OUTSTANDING SENIOR AWARD:

Award of $100 plus a copy of NMGS Special Publication 11 (Geology of New Mexico) to the outstanding graduating senior in geosciences at WNMU.

Focus: Recognize and reward outstanding graduating seniors

  • Awarded: Annually at the Spring Meeting
  • To: Senior geoscience student
  • Selection: Geoscience departments at WNMU
  • Amount: $100 plus a copy of NMGS Special Publication 11.

ROBERT WELLNITZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:

Awarded annually at the Fall Field Conference.  Recipient must be a graduate student at UNM, NMIMT, or NMSU, and whose thesis/dissertation is field oriented and is in New Mexico.   The recipient must attend the Fall Field Conference Banquet in order to receive this award.   The award is rotated among the Geoscience Departments at UNM, NMIMT, and NMSU.  Selection is made by faculty at the institution of the recipient.

  • Focus: Excellence in field-oriented graduate work in New Mexico
  • Awarded: Annually during the Fall Field Conference banquet
  • To: Graduate (M.S. or PhD.) geoscience student
  • Selection: Scholarship committee at the appropriate university 
  • Amount: $1000 award
  • Rotation:
    • NMIMT: 2019, 2022, 2025
    • NMSU: 2020, 2023, 2026
    • UNM: 2021, 2024, 2027

BEVERLY WELLNITZ MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP:

Awarded annually at the Fall Field Conference.  Recipient must be a graduate student at UNM, NMIMT, or NMSU, and whose thesis/dissertation is field oriented and is in New Mexico.   The recipient must attend the Fall Field Conference Banquet in order to receive this award.   The award is rotated among the Geoscience Departments at UNM, NMIMT, and NMSU.  Selection is made by faculty at the institution of the recipient.

  • Focus: Excellence in academic graduate work in New Mexico
  • Awarded: Annually during the Fall Field Conference banquet
  • To: Graduate (M.S. or PhD.) geoscience student
  • Selection: Scholarship committee at the appropriate university 
  • Amount: $500 award (for each of two recipients)
  • Rotation:              
    • NMIMT 2020, 2021, 2023, 2024, 2026, 2027
    • NMSU  2021, 2022, 2024, 2025, 2027
    • UNM   2020, 2022, 2023, 2025, 2026

FALL FIELD CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Variable amount.  Awarded annually prior to the NMGS Fall Field Conference to defray the cost of attending the conference for deserving students.  Selection is by the scholarship committee at the respective schools.  Graduate and undergraduate students at each New Mexico university offering earth science related degrees are eligible.  The number of Fall Field Scholarships available for each school will be determined by the Executive Committee. Depending on the availability of funding, the Executive Committee may extend this award to recipients at other colleges and universities in New Mexico.

  • Focus: Support for student attendance at the NMGS Fall Field Conference
  • Awarded: Annually prior to the Fall Field Conference
  • To: Undergraduates at each of the schools offering geoscience curricula, and graduate geoscience students at the schools offering graduate geoscience degrees.
  • Selection: Scholarship committee at the appropriate university
  • Amount: Fall Field Conference registration fee waived, plus a stipend (contingent upon available funds) to help with lodging or other expenses.

CEARLEY FALL FIELD CONFERENCE SCHOLARSHIPS:

Variable amount. Awarded annually prior to the NMGS Fall Field Conference to defray the cost of ten (10) New Mexico graduate and undergraduate students to attend the conference. Selection by the scholarship committee at the respective schools offer geoscience curricula and degrees. The number of Fall Field Scholarships available for each school will be determined by the Executive Committee.

  • Focus: Support for student attendance at the NMGS Fall Field Conference
  • Awarded: Annually prior to the Fall Field Conference
  • To: Undergraduates and graduate students at schools offering geoscience curricula.
  • Selection: Scholarship committee at the appropriate university
  • Amount: Fall Field Conference registration fee waived, plus a stipend (contingent upon available funds) to help with lodging or other expenses.