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Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship

Congratulations to Kelly M. Deuerling, the first recipient of AGI's new Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for women in geoscience.
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The American Geosciences Institute is no longer accepting applications for the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. Applications are open to all women pursuing a Master’s or Doctoral degree in the geosciences. The successful applicant will be a thesis-based, full time student and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship is solely merit-based and applicants will be evaluated on their probability of successfully completing a geoscience graduate program and transitioning into the geoscience profession following graduation.

Applicants may either be entering graduate school or already enrolled in a graduate program in the geosciences. In addition, she must have at least 1 year remaining in the graduate program. The successful applicant will be awarded $5,000 for her first scholarship year. She will be eligible for a second year scholarship of $5,000 upon successful completion of her first year. However, if the successful scholar graduates within the first year of the award, she will not be eligible to apply for a second year. Renewals are contingent upon request by the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholar and by meeting the appropriate continuation qualifications.


Applicants must submit unofficial GRE scores, all post-secondary unofficial academic transcripts, unofficial graduate academic transcripts (if applicable), CV or Resume and submit a 500-word abstract about their research interests. IMPORTANT NOTE: Please redact and eliminate any identification numbers on these documents. This includes school ID numbers and Social Security Numbers. If ID numbers of any kind are found within these documents, the application will automatically be deemed ineligible for the scholarship and will be deleted.

If the applicant has not yet started graduate school, but is intending on pursuing a graduate degree, she will need to send proof of acceptance in the program before the award is funded. The successful applicant will have an undergraduate GPA of 3.25 or higher and a graduate GPA of 3.0 or higher.

In addition, all applicants must be active members of at least one of AGI’s professional member societies. For a full list, please visit:

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Application deadline was January 6th, 2014. The successful applicant for the 2014-2015 Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship will be informed on February 7th and must formally accept the award by February 11th, 2014.

If there are any questions regarding the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship or application procedures, please submit inquires to the scholarship coordinator Heather Houlton at

Kelly M. Deuerling

Kelly DeuerlingAGI wants to extend a big congratulations to Kelly Deuerling who is the first recipient of the Harriet Evelyn Wallace Scholarship.  Kelly (pictured here) is a PhD Candidate at the University of Florida with research focused on examining the chemical weathering of the glacial foreland in western Greenland, using tracers of subglacial hydrologic systems and oceanic fluxes of radiogenic isotopes.  Kelly's academic achievements, as well as her service and research accomplishments made her a very competitive applicant for the award.  For more information, please visit



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