Warren L. and Florence W. Calvert Memorial Scholarship Fund

Houston Geological Society


Grant amount: US $3,500 - US $4,500

Anticipated deadline: Jun 15, 2019

Applicant type: Graduate Student

Funding uses: Scholarship

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The Warren L. and Florence W. Calvert Memorial Scholarship Fund was started in 1974 with a donation from the Calvert family and awarded its first scholarship in 1978.  The stated purpose of the fund is “to assist worthy and needy geological students to pursue graduate studies in some branch of Economic Geology leading to a master’s or doctor’s degree at any accredited university of his choice”.

Growth of the fund comes from contributions from HGS members and interest earned on fund investments.  Several appreciative recipients of Calvert scholarships later donated amounts to the fund that matched or exceeded the awards they received.

Selection of a recipient is based primarily on the candidate’s past academic record and their potential to complete graduate degree requirements, as attested to by professional Earth Scientists in academia, government and industry.  Financial need will be a secondary consideration.  

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • A recipient may pursue studies at any accredited college or university in the United States that awards graduate degrees in the Earth Sciences.
  • Scholarship applicants must present evidence of their unconditional acceptance for graduate study at the school of their choice. 
  • Recipients are expected to carry at least 9 credit hours each semester or quarter, summer terms excepted. 
  • Second and third year renewals may be granted provided the scholar demonstrates satisfactory progress toward their degree.