The Montana Geological Society (MGS) promotes interest and research in geology and allied sciences by providing financial assistance for up to two student dissertation, thesis, or senior projects involving Montana geology and by providing a venue for students to present their work to geology professionals in Montana.

The MGS Scholarship has been awarded to students annually since 2012. Up to two scholarships, one for $2,000, and one for $1,000, may be awarded each year to the most qualified applicants. All projects are reviewed by a committee composed of Officers and Board Members of the MGS. Awards are made based on project merit, difficulty, and innovation appropriate for the applicant’s educational level.

The application period for the 2023-2024 Scholarship is now open. Please click here to download the application. Applications are due February 28, 2024.

Past Scholarship Winners:

2022 – Carlos Montejo, Ph.D. Thesis, University of Idaho; Joshua Harris, M.S. Thesis, Montana Tech; and Kori Mooney, B.S. Thesis, University of Montana – Western.

2020 – Casey Penny, M.S. Thesis, Montana Tech; and Carlos Montejo, M.S. Thesis, Montana Tech

2019 – Allie Ann Wolverton, B.S. Thesis at Rocky Mountain College; Guilio Panasci, Ph.D Thesis, Montana State University; and Ian Kallio, M.S. Thesis, Montana Tech

2018 – Christopher Steuer, M.S. candidate, Montana State University; and Sara Magallón; M.S. candidate, Montana Tech

2017 – Garret Hill; and Grace Nichols

2016 – Crystal Nielsen; B.S. expected graduation Spring 2017, Montana State University and Jordan Allen; M.S. candidate, Montana State University

2015 –   Stuart Parker; M.S. candidate, University of Montana and Sarah Benjaram; M.S. candidate, Montana State University

2014 –   Kurt Imhoff; M.S. candidate, University of Montana and Julian Stahl; M.S. candidate, Montana State University

2013 –   Amy Singer; Ph.D candidate, University of Montana

2012 –   Brett Woelber; M.S. candidate, University of Montana