Dr. Thomas S. Hooyer Scholarship

This award provides field research support for undergraduate or graduate students enrolled in the Department of Geosciences. This award honors former Geosciences Associate Professor, Dr. Thomas S. Hooyer, who served the department from 2009 to 2014. The award is intended to be used to defray the cost of field research and related travel expenses. Criteria include:

  • Demonstrated academic merit
  • Sophomore, Junior, Senior, or graduate student standing
  • A major, intended major, or graduate student in Geosciences
  • Participating in a field research project, with a preference for students whose research is focused on the Quaternary

Applications are typically accepted in January and February and are paid the following summer or fall unless a student is graduating in May. E.g. most recipients chosen in February 2024 will receive payment in summer or fall 2024.

There is a single common application for geosciences students to complete in order to be considered for all geosciences scholarships and awards. For the 2024 calendar year, graduate students in geosciences should complete this application https://uwm.academicworks.com/opportunities/14993
Undergraduate geosciences students should complete this application https://uwm.academicworks.com/opportunities/14988
Both applications have a February 11, 2024 deadline.

Family, friends and former students of Dr. Thomas S. Hooyer
Varies up to $2,000
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
Geosciences Department, Graduate Student Scholarships, College of Letters and Science, UWM Foundation Scholarships