Abilene Geological Society                                                                                                                                                                     Scholarship               






The objective of the Abilene Geological Society is to promote the sciences of petroleum geology, environmental geology and related technologies in West Central Texas through education and publications to foster the scientific spirit in these fields. The Abilene Geological Society Scholarship provides awards to students in the Big Country (Region 14) who desire to study geology, earth science, hydrology or environmental science.

Recipients of this scholarship will be selected on basis of academics, potential for success in college, and need for financial assistance.

Eligibility: In order to be eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

· Must be a graduating senior of a Big Country High School (Region 14) or a college level student from the         Region 14 area committed to a Geology degree.

· Must plan to attend an accredited four year college in the United States.

· Must demonstrate strong motivation for success in college.

· Must be ranked in top 50% of graduating class

· Financial need will be a consideration for this award.

Award: The award will range from $1,000 to $2,000 and is to be used for tuition, books, on campus room and board and college related fees              only. Payment of the scholarship funding will be made to the university/college to be credited to the student’s account. All renewal              application requests require proof of 2.5 gpa for previous year’s grades.

Application Process

           Part 1 Print out and complete the application form (included herein);

             Part 2 - Attach a written essay (sign to indicate the essay is your original work) as noted in the “Additional Requirements” section of                              this  packet.

             Part 3 – Attach a wallet size photo (to be used in announcing selected recipient).

             Part 4 – Attach your high school transcript and mail all documents to:

Abilene Geological Society Scholarship Committee c/o The Community Foundation of Abilene

P. O. Box 1001 Abilene, Texas 79604 Due Date for Application is April 1st

           Part 5 -Request one letter of reference from either a member of the Abilene Geological Society or from one of your high school                                     science teachers. Please follow the instructions noted in the “Additional Requirements” section of this packet.


Scholarship Criteria or Application Questions should be directed to Audra Horton, Abilene Geological Society, 325.673.5057, grcabilene@midlandmap.com or Nita Slaton, Scholarship Dir., Community Foundation, 325.676.3883; nslaton@cfabilene.org .