UK Geology majors in their ‘outdoor classroom’ at
  Colorado National Monument, part of the regional field      
  trip during summer Geology Field Camp.


The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Kentucky offers scholarships and awards for incoming freshmen and transfer students (minimum of 60 credits) declaring the B.A. or B.S. in Geology, and juniors and seniors continuing in the major.

The Pioneer Natural Resources Scholar awards are for highly qualified incoming freshmen (minimum high school unweighted GPA of 3.5) that are new to the University of Kentucky. Students must be declared Geology B.A. or B.S. degree candidates and enroll in GLY 220 during their first semester. Awards range from $1000 to $3000 per year. Students must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 while enrolled at UK and demonstrate continued progress toward the degree (enrolled in courses required for the major).

Glenn Rice Memorial Tuition Scholarships are awarded to students planning to major in Geology and transferring to UK with a minimum of 60 credits, or UK students with Junior standing changing their major to Geology.

Glenn Rice Tuition Scholarships($1000) are also awarded to any rising senior with overall GPA of 3.0 or higher.

The Pirtle Award for Outstanding Senior ($2000) is awarded to the Geology major with the highest overall GPA among the undergraduate majors.

Interested students should fill out the scholarship application or contact:

Undergraduate Scholarships Committee

c/o Professor Prof. Dave Moecher
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
101 Slone Bldg.
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0053

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is March 1 of the spring preceding your matriculation. Please direct any questions about the scholarship program to

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