The Northern California Geological Society is pleased to announce the availability of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students for the 2010-2011 academic year.


Undergraduate Scholarship Award of $ 500

Funding is for seniors working toward completion of a Senior Thesis and/or Honors Research Program.  Funding is provided for projects implemented during the 2010-2011 Academic Year.

Application deadline is November 1, 2010 with an award date on or about December 10, 2010.



The Richard Chambers Memorial Scholarships

for Graduate Degree Programs


  $ 1,000 scholarships for students working towards the Masters degree 

  $ 2,000 scholarships for students working towards the Doctorate degree


Funding is provided for projects scheduled for completion during the 2011 calendar year

Application deadline is December 15, 2010 for an award date on or about January 31, 2011

Multiple Scholarships may be awarded at each academic level.

Funding priorities for these scholarships will be directed towards research focused on topics including general geology, geologic mapping, structural, economic, engineering, and/or environmental geology, geophysics, stratigraphy, paleontology or paleo-ecology, implemented in northern California or states immediately adjacent to northern California.  Recipients may be invited to present their research (either lecture or poster) at a regular evening NCGS meeting in Orinda, California.

Individual scholarship announcements with instructions can be found on the Northern California Geological Society’s web-site  They may also be requested from:


Phillip Garbutt, Chair                                            email:

NCGS Scholarship Committee                               voice:  (510) 581-9098

6372 Boone Drive

Castro Valley, CA 94552-5077


Previous scholarship recipients and their projects may be viewed on the Northern California Geological Society’s web-site                     


    Issued:  September 1, 2010


Please download the application procedure you are interested:

                                           Undergraduate Application

                                            MS Graduate and PhD Application



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