Graduate Scholarship Funds

Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Boyd Endowment Fund

To provide scholarships to students enrolled in geology in the College of Arts and Science.

John F. & Mary Anne Burst Fellowship Fund in Industrial Minerals

To provide an award to graduate students in the Department of Geological Sciences for the study of industrial minerals.

Leonard D. Harris Scholarship

To provide a scholarship fund for qualifying graduate students in the geology department at the University of Missouri. A graduate student(s) undertaking master’s thesis work, or doctoral dissertation work in geology at the University of Missouri. The work must be field-based and must involve U.S. Paleozoic-age sedimentary rocks that crop out east of the Rocky Mountains.

Wallace B. Howe Fellowship in Geological Sciences

To provide an award to a graduate student in the Department of Geological Sciences who is majoring in stratigraphy and/or paleontology. If the amount available for the award exceeds the then prevailing stipend for a TA or RA, the Department may consider the excess for a separate award or reinvest the excess until the corpus generates additional awards of equal or greater value. The selected recipient must have successfully completed at least one year of their graduate work and maintained a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Clayton H. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Fund

To aid deserving students attending the University of Missouri Department of Geology's summer field course at Camp Branson. Fund established in memory of Clayton H. Johnson.

Hal & Ruth Johnson Fellowship Fund

To provide annual fellowship awards to graduate students in the Department of Geological Sciences.

Walter D. Keller Scholarship Fund

Full-time graduate students in the geology department at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Fund established in honor of Dr. Walter D. Keller, for the benefit of full-time graduate students in Geology.

Maurice G. Mehl Memorial Scholarship in Field Geology

The funds shall be used for the purpose of providing stipends for field expenses for graduate students in geology in the areas of stratigraphy and paleontology, who are of good moral character and in need of financial assistance. This fund was established in honor of Dr. Maurice G. Mehl.

Ernest J. Palmer Memorial Scholarship

Undergraduates and graduate students in the fields of paleontology and systematic botany who are in need of financial assistance to complete their studies.

Mrs. Pat Scholarship for Geology Students

One or more annual awards shall be made to full-time students enrolled in the College of Arts and Science for his/her approval by the chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, or by a committee or persons authorized to perform this function.

Raymond E. Peck Undergraduate Scholarship

Fund used to provide undergraduate and/or graduate scholarships for geology students. Up to three awards shall be granted annually, each award to be at least $1,000. If income permits, additional awards and/or larger awards may be granted. Criteria for selection shall be undergraduate and/or graduate students whose major is geology. Financial need shall not be a criterion.

Edmond A. & Mary L. Raymond Scholarship in Geology

One or more annual awards shall be made to students majoring in the Geological Sciences. The selected students shall exhibit the strong academic standards reflective of the spirit in which this fund is established. Recipients are required to have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Selection of the recipients and other pertinent details, including number and amount of awards, shall be recommended by the Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, upon the advice of faculty within the department, to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Carl B. Rexroad Geological Sciences Endowment Fund

First Preference shall be given for paleontological study in Missouri and secondly outside of the State (first sub preference graduate students, second undergraduates, and third faculty). Third preference shall be given to field study "soft rock" geology in Missouri and fourthly outside of the state (first sub preference graduate students, second undergraduates, and third faculty). Fifth preference shall be to promote professional growth among students, faculty, and staff by stimulating opportunities for teaching, research, and service for the development of the Department. Selection of recipients and pertinent details, including number and amount of awards, shall be recommended by an awards committee comprised of faculty selected by the Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences, with final approval by the Dean of the College of Arts and Science. Fund established in honor of Carl B. Rexroad.

James H. Stitt Memorial Scholarship Fund

To provide fellowship awards to graduate students in the Department of Geological Sciences. First preference: students conducting thesis research in paleontology. Second preference: students conducting research in stratigraphy. Third preference: students conducting thesis research on sedimentary rocks.

W.A. Tarr Scholarship

Scholarship for the neediest and worthy student in the Department of Mineralogy and Economic Geology.

Dr. M. Ray Thomasson Graduate Fellowship Fund

To provide one or more annual awards to graduate students in the Department of Geological Sciences. Applicants should have an interest in (1) the integration of geologic and geophysical (seismic, gravity, and magnetics) data, (2) passive or active seismic sources, and (3) at least some interest in how various disciplines can be applied to Petroleum Exploration, Development and/or Research. If no candidate is selected in a given year, the annual stipend may be carried forward and added to a succeeding year or years.

Geology Student Scholarship Funds

  • Dr. David K. “Dai” Davies Memorial Scholarship
  • Dr. Raymond L. Ethington Geology Student Scholarship Fund
  • Professor Tom Freeman Geology Student Scholarship Fund
  • Glen R. Himmelberg Geology Student Scholarship Fund
  • William D. Johns Geology Student Scholarship Fund
  • Craig Russell Knotts Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Larry & Sherilyn Knox Geology Student Scholarship Fund
  • Robert & Lisa Miles Geology Student Scholarship Fund
  • Scott H. Raymond Endowment for Outstanding Achievement
  • David & Jennie Steyaert Geology Student Scholarship Fund
  • John "Jack" W. Tlapek Geology Student Scholarship Fund
  • Dr. George W. Viele Geology Student Scholarship Fund