Katherine Greacon Nelson Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship provides financial support to an undergraduate for research or other appropriate programs of a professional nature related to their studies in geology or geophysics. This scholarship honors the Department of Geosciences founder and former faculty member, Dr. Katherine Greacon Nelson. Qualified applicants will:

  • Be an undergraduate major or intended major in Geosciences
  • Have demonstrated academic achievement
  • Have demonstrated financial need as shown on the FAFSA
  • Be engaged in relevant field work and/or research

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, undergraduate geosciences students should complete this application https://uwm.academicworks.com/opportunities/14988 by the February 11, 2024 deadline.

Multiple Donors
Varies up to $1,000
Schools, Colleges, Departments, and Areas
Geosciences Department, College of Letters and Science, Need-Based Scholarships, UWM Foundation Scholarships