Making a Gift to the Department of Earth Science
There are many ways to you can contribute to the ongoing excellence in research and academics in the Department of Earth Science.
Gifts may be earmarked toward any of the following awards and scholarships:
- The Leroy Caleb Gibbon Award
- For the best-written thesis (Senior, Master's or Doctoral) turned in within 6 weeks after oral defense. The award may be given in full to one student or split between two students.
- The Torkild Rieber Award in Geology
- May be awarded to an undergraduate (any year) or graduate student (any year) who has "distinguished himself or herself by high academic standing or other achievements in courses in geology."
- The Sam Worden Endowed Memorial Fund in Geophysic
- Awarded to a graduating geophysics undergraduate (preferred) or graduating geophysics graduate student. The award is based on the student's creative, innovative contributions to the enhancement of geophysics, either in theory or instrumentation.
- Eugen Merten Memorial Prize in Geology & Geophysics
- Given to the most outstanding junior level geophysics student and/or the most outstanding junior level geology student. Based on the most outstanding academic results during the previous fall semester and/or cumulative GPA may also be considered.
- The Devlin-Schnable Memorial Award
- The award helps to offset the cost of summer field camp for Geology/Geophysics students – used as scholarships. Recipients and distribution of funds determined by department chair.
- Douglas and Martha Lou Broussard Fellowship
- Given to a graduate student in the later year(s) of their program, preference to female students.
- Outstanding Graduate Student Award – Donated by Exxon Mobil
- Awarded to the graduate student with the most excellent academic record and overall outstanding performance.
- Outstanding Undergraduate Award – Donated by Exxon Mobil
- Awarded to the undergraduate student with the most excellent academic record and overall outstanding performance.
- Outstanding TA Award – Donated by Shell Oil
- The award is a one-month stipend for the Teaching Assistant(s) with the most outstanding initiative, and valuable contribution to undergraduate instruction for either semester of the current academic year.
- Mills Bennet Award
- Provides a fellowship for a graduate student with high academic records and outstanding qualifications, for advanced studies on the occurrence, properties, distribution, movement, and pollution of water on and beneath the surface of the land. Funds are from the Engineering Division. The funds are to be used for a one-year stipend.
- Department Service Award / Chairman's Service Award
- Chevron Scholarship
- Chevron Scholarship Minority Scholarship
- Houston Geological Society Outstanding Student
- Houston Geological Society Undergraduate Student
- BP American Scholarship Program