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Graduate Student Awards

College Awards

Anne C. Wilson Graduate Fellowship
The Anne C. Wilson Graduate Fellowship is given to select highly-ranked incoming graduate students. This award has evolved over the years, but has been used for the same purpose overall--to recognize outstanding students enrolled in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Consideration for this fellowship shall be given to all full-time graduate students exhibiting academic excellence. Preference will be given to students who receive honorable mention in the NSF Fellowship competition.
Nomination form
Past Recipients

Arnulf I. Muan Graduate Fellowship in Earth and Mineral Sciences
The Arnulf I. Muan Graduate Fellowship in Earth and Mineral Sciences is given to select students who exhibit academic excellence and who are currently enrolled full-time within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
Past Recipients

Carl H. and Helen H. Chelius Graduate Fellowship in Earth Sciences
The Carl H. and Helen H. Chelius Graduate Fellowship in Earth Sciences is given in recognition and support of outstanding graduate students enrolled or planning to enroll in the College of Earth and Mineral sciences who exhibit academic excellence in the area of Earth Sciences.
Past Recipients

EMS Centennial Graduate Research Travel Award 
The EMS Centennial Research Award is given to exceptional graduate students in recognition of their outstanding research while enrolled in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.
Nomination Form Deadline extended to Feb. 24th
Past Recipients

John Meacham Hunt Graduate Student Award in Petroleum Geochemistry
The John Meacham Hunt Graduate Student Award in Petroleum and Geochemistry recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students majoring in Geosciences or Energy and Mineral Engineering within the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University and who have made notable progress on research in the field of geochemistry or associated fields.
Past Recipients

Marathon Alumni Centennial Graduate Fellowship in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
The Marathon Alumni Centennial Graduate Fellowship in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences recognizes and supports outstanding U.S. citizens who have been admitted to the Pennsylvania State University as candidates for a graduate degree in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences in Petroleum or Natural Gas Engineering, Geology, Geophysics or similar disciplines vital to a strong oil and gas industry in the United States, and who have exhibited academic excellence.
Guidelines
Nomination Form
Past Recipients


University Awards

Alumni Association Dissertation Award
The Alumni Association Dissertation Award provides funding and recognition to outstanding full-time doctoral students who have passed their comprehensive exams and have received approval of the dissertation topic. This award is considered to be among the most prestigious available to Penn State graduate students and recognizes outstanding achievement in scholarship and professional accomplishment. Nominations for this award must be submitted from the student's academic program to the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research no later than the third week of October.
Guidelines and Nomination Form
Past Recipients

Academic Computing Fellowship
In 1987, Penn State established an innovative fellowship program in computing applications. The Academic Computing Fellowship Program is for doctoral students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents and who have a background and strong interest in computing applications within their disciplines. Through participation in the program and the use of computers, students will help develop and disseminate new methods for problem solving within their disciplines. Nominations for this award must be submitted from the student's academic program to the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research no later than the third week of October.
Guidelines and Nomination Form
Past Recipients

AT&T Graduate Fellowship
The AT&T Wireless Graduate Fellowship is designed to recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding graduate students who are conducting research in wireless data applications and have been admitted to Penn State as graduate degree candidates. Nominations for this award must be submitted from the student's academic program to the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research no later than the third week of October.for one $5,000 scholarship to be disbursed the following fall semester.
Guidelines and Nomination Form
Past Recipients

Bunton Waller Graduate Awards Program
Bunton-Waller Graduate Awards are assistantships granted to incoming students as part of the University's comprehensive educational opportunity program. The graduate admission application serves as the Bunton-Waller Graduate Awards application. Students must be nominated by their program. The Bunton-Waller Graduate Awards Program competition is open to incoming graduate degree candidates who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Awards from the Bunton-Waller Graduate Awards Program include one-year awards, two-year awards, four-year awards for doctoral students, and top-up awards. Applications will be evaluated on scholarly promise and upon receiving a commitment from the student's graduate major program to support the student. Departments should work with the Director of Diversity Enhancement Programs in Earth and Mineral Sciences.
Guidelines and Nomination Form

Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award
The Graduate Student Oustanding Teaching Award recognizes a graduate assistant for outstanding teaching performance and is open to graduate students who have served as graduate assistants for at least two semesters within the last two years. Nominations for this award must be submitted from the student's academic program to the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Research no later than the third week of October.
Guidelines and Nomination Form
Past Recipients

Graham Endowment Fellowship Program
The Graham Endowed Fellowship will be used to give Penn State a competitive advantage in recruiting outstanding graduate students. The fund will provide supplementation awards of up to $4,000 per year to highly recruited students who are given assistantships, departmental fellowships, or who are recipients of external assistantships or fellowships. If justification is provided awards will be made up to two years. The Graduate School's University Graduate Fellowships and Bunton-Waller Graduate Awards Program and the GEM master's program are not eligible for the Graham Endowed Fellowship funds.
Guidelines and Nomination Form

Distinguished Graduate Fellowship
The Distinguished Graduate Fellowship is a prestigious fellowship program available to incoming graduate students which provides payment of tuition and a base stipend. Our college has currently been awarded 2 of the 17 university fellowships. In addition to the fellowship, Earth and Mineral Sciences also awards to these students the college's Anne C. Wilson Graduate Fellowship award. Some Departments may also increase the stipend with their own departmental funding.
Nomination form
Past Recipients

Funds for Excellence in Graduate Recruitment Assistantships
The FEGR Assistantships are a prestigious assistantship program available to incoming graduate students which provides payment of tuition and a base stipend. Our college has currently been awarded 3 assistantships. In addition to the assistantship, Earth and Mineral Sciences also awards to these students the college's Anne C. Wilson Graduate Fellowship award. Some Departments may also increase the stipend with their own departmental funding.
Nomination form
Past Recipients

University Graduate Fellowship
The University Graduate Fellowship is a prestigious fellowship program available to incoming graduate students which provides payment of tuition and a base stipend. Our college has currently been awarded 4 of the 80 university fellowships. In addition to the fellowship, Earth and Mineral Sciences also awards to these students the college's Anne C. Wilson Graduate Fellowship award. Some Departments may also increase the stipend with their own departmental funding.
Guidelines
Nomination form
Past Recipients