Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Scholarships

​​If you're like most students, scholarships will provide an important part of your financial aid package.

The CMU Department of Earth and At​mospheric 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.

Department Scholarships

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:

Scholarship Committee
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.

Wayne and Ethel Moore Endowed Scholarship

Established in 2007 by Drs. David (Class of 1977) and Jane Matty in honor of Dr. Wayne E. Moore, geology professor emeritus, and his spouse, Ethel Moore. Income from the endowment will support an incoming freshman who declares an intent to major in geology. Award is renewable for a second year if the student maintains good academic standing and remains committed to a geology major with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Students who enhance diversity are especially encouraged to apply.

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.