As part of the AGS mission to foster education in the Geological Sciences, AGS has been awarding scholarships to students since 1999. Awards are designed to be given out annually, but are conditional upon the funds gaining enough awardable income throughout the year.  Please contact the scholarship committee chair Shane Valentine ( with any questions.

AGS Endowed Scholarship (UT Austin)

  • Students with excellent academics and financial need are nominated by Jackson School of Geoscience field camp faculty after taking Field Camp (Geology 660).

  • Two $500 scholarships are awarded in the spring of each year to two University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geoscience students.

  • The Scholarship Selection Committee, composed of two UT Geoscience faculty and the AGS Endowed Scholarship Chair, evaluate the nominated students and select the recipients. 

AGS Regional Endowed Scholarship

  • The Scholarship is open to any central Texas geology student, but was devised primarily as a partnership between AGS and Austin Community College to help geology students of promise transition between ACC and a 4-year geology degree program (preference is given to UT Austin, but this is not a criterion).  

  • A $500 scholarship is awarded in the spring of each year.

  • Students apply directly for the new Regional Scholarship. 

  • Awards are based on a single page narrative of need and future goals along with a minimum 2.5 GPA overall, submittal of STEM coursework for review, and staff recommendations.

click here for application requirements.

AGS Regional Endowed Scholarship

Awardee                  Award Date      Award Amount

Austin T. Arnold                  Spring 2018                     $500

AGS Regional Endowed Scholarship (UT Austin)

Awardee                  Award Date      Award Amount

Madeleine Vadeboncoeur         4/28/2016                     $500

Christian Baker                        4/28/2016                     $500

Katherine Newman                  4/9/2015                       $500

Mitchell Rieglier                      4/9/2015                       $500

Benjamin Smith                       8/4/2014                       $500

Aaron Hatsche                         5/1/2013                       $500

Nicole Kurka                            5/1/2013                      $500

Molly Rupp                             5/2/2012                       $500

David Brown                           5/2/2012                       $500

Parker Foy                               4/26/2011                     $500

Chris Heiligenstein                 4/26/2011                      $500

Timothy Shin                         5/19/2010                      $500

Kristen Massey                       5/19/2010                      $500

Travis Kloss                            5/5/2009                        $650

David Dagian                        5/5/2009                         $650

Stephanie Cox                      4/17/2008                        $500

Natasha Gerke                      4/17/2008                       $500

Julie Mitchell                         4/17/2008                      $500

Wendy Robertson                 10/6/2005                       $250

Sally Holl                              1/23/2002                       $500

Catherine Stahn                    1/29/1999                       $250

Gerald Grellet-Tinner           1/29/1999                       $250