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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.

Autumn Peele

Celebration of Learning showcases the work behind the future of students

From art and anthropology to philosophy and physics, nearly 100 students shared their research and creative projects during the first virtual Celebration of Learning.

Josh Malone

New York Times features 2020 grad's research

Geology/geography double major Josh Malone '20 of Chenoa, Ill., never imagined his Senior Inquiry research would one day be featured in The New York Times.

Dr. Jenny Arkle

Augustana’s focus on the health of streams is local and far-reaching

The Sustainable Urban Watersheds Project has received five grants totaling $46,500 from local organizations to support its work.