If you're like most students, scholarships will provide an important part of your financial aid package.
The CMU Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences offers a number of scholarships – based on need, academic focus, career aspirations and other specific criteria – for incoming freshman, transfer students and continuing students.
In addition, click here to learn more about scholarships available for all CMU students.
Application. Please click here to download the department scholarships application form.
Deadlines. Applications for undergraduate scholarships are due March 1. Applications for incoming student scholarships are due March 15.
Required information. All applicants should return their completed scholarship application form, along with a short essay (2 pages maximum) describing their career goals, and current transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) to:
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Central Michigan University
Brooks Hall 314
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Hubert Dixon Crider Scholarship
Established in 1980 by Muskegon Development Company in honor of Hubert Dixon Crider, Muskegon, MI, for a junior or senior in good academic standing with a major or minor in geology. Mr. Crider came to Michigan in 1925 and was responsible for selecting the well site for the drilling of the first major oil discovery in the state of Michigan. Mr. Crider continued to serve the industry for 55 years in his field of geology. Recipient selection is made by a Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences committee.
Thomas S. Knapp Alumni Field Camp Scholarship
Established in 1986 by the Department of Geology for students with the appropriate background for admission to a summer course in geology.
Ole H. Kristofferson Award
Established as a loan fund by family and friends in 1974 and converted to an endowment in 1990 to commemorate Dr. Kristofferson, former senior member of the first faculty of the Department of Geology, for an award or appropriate equipment to geology students based on merit or achievement.
Wayne E. and Ethel P. Moore Field Trip Award
Established in 2000 for junior or senior geology majors to support travel, lodging and other expenses for class and department sponsored field trips.
Martin Steinbis Endowed Scholarship
The Martin Steinbis Endowed Scholarship provides support to college juniors and seniors majoring in geology. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, scholastic performance and leadership skills.