Undergraduate Scholarships

The application deadline for most Undergraduate Scholarships is in late October or early November (Fall). Please consult the application forms linked below to for exact dates applications are due.

Undergraduate Scholarship Application

The Ronald G. Boyd Memorial Endowment in Mineralogy

Leonard Educator Award

Leonard Research Award

Completed application forms and unofficial transcripts are submitted as Email attachments to Cecilia (epsdept@unm.edu) by the time and date specified on the application form.

On this page are listed most of the scholarships which may be awarded to undergraduate students by the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences. The Caswell Silver Fellowship is awarded by the Caswell Silver Foundation and is not detailed on this page. Most of the scholarships awarded by the department are the result of generous contributions from alumni and friends of the department.

For more information about any of the fellowships, scholarships, assistantships or other awards listed here please contact the Department by phone at (505) 277-4204 or Email at epsdept@unm.edu.

List of Departmental Scholarships

Douglas Brookins Memorial Scholarship & General Thomas D. Campbell Memorial

  • Junior or senior
  • Pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Earth and Planetary Science
  • Two prior semesters of attendance at UNM
  • GPA of 2.7 to 3.3 (inclusive) in geology, natural sciences and mathematics, and an overall GPA of at least 2.2
  • Prime but not essential consideration is financial need

Chair’s Discretionary Fund

  • Utilized to provide support for student professional activities

Collections Development Fund

  • To support the collection of rocks, minerals and fossils
  • Utilized to acquire specimens that enhance the reference and teaching collections and to purchase outstanding specimens for the department’s museum

Energy Exploration, Education Fund

  • To enhance the education of geology students in petroleum geology, basin studies and related fields

Geology Alumni Scholarship

  • Merit and service to department
  • Financial need

Vincent C. Kelley Memorial Scholarship,
Paul Kelley Memorial Scholarship,
Harry Leonard Scholarship

  • Undergraduate student majoring in Earth and Planetary Science
  • Financial need
  • Scholarship ability
  • New Mexico resident

James Drew Pfeiffer Memorial Award

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences undergraduate major
  • Financial need
  • Academic achievement

Also see available Arts & Sciences Scholarships.