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Merit-based scholarships for incoming geology majors

Augustana College has two scholarships of special interest to incoming first-year students who intend to major in geology. They are

The Lucken Geology Scholarship is worth up to $8,000 towards tuition costs ($2,000 per year) for highly qualified students.

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The Academic Departmental Scholarship Competition for intended geology majors is worth $4,000 towards tuition cost ($1,000 per year) for highly qualified students.  Awarded to winners of the November and January Departmental Open House and Scholarship Competitions.  

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Matt Osman '14
Matt Osman '14 conducting paleoclimate geochemical research on the Juneau Icefield, Alaska.

In addition, the Department of Geology emphasizes field experiences and student research. All departmental field trips are subsidized by at least 50 percent. Students may backpack the Grand Canyon, hike Death Valley and explore the Big Island of Hawaii for half the actual cost of the field trip.

The department also subsidizes student research. Recent students received financial help to map the island of Sardinia, Italy, to conduct paleoclimate geochemical research on the Juneau Icefield, Alaska, and to study late Triassic petrified wood from Utah.

Sierra Kindley ’19

Kindley ’19 sets a course in freshwater conservation research

New data won Sierra Kindley ’19 a top award at the Mississippi River Research Consortium.

Dr. William Hammer

Retiring dinosaur hunter will miss students

Dr. William Hammer, who discovered a new dinosaur and got a mountain named after Augustana, is retiring in May.

allison pease

Geology, physics drive 2017 Hasselmo winner

Allison Pease is the winner of the Nils Hasselmo Award for Academic Pursuit. The physics and geology plans to use her $5,000 prize money for research.