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Janet Cullen Tanaka Scholarship

Scholarship Sponsor: AWG Pacific Northwest Chapter

Award Amount: $1,500

General Description

To encourage the participation of women in the geosciences; to exchange education, technical, and professional information; and to enhance the professional growth and advancement of women in the geosciences. Download informational flyer.

Application Materials Required

  • Name, address, phone number and email (if available)
  • One paragraph each describing your (1) financial needs, (2) current resources, and (3) academic achievements
  • One-page essay summarizing your commitment to a career in the geosciences
  • Copies of all college transcripts (photocopies accepted)
  • 3 letters of reference; provide names, affiliations, phone numbers:
    • 2 people familiar with academic achievement and personal commitment (at least one geosciences faculty member)
    • 1 person familiar with your financial needs (may be a relative)

Application Deadline:On or around December 15

Application Requirements/Restrictions

  • Undergraduate women committed to completing a Bachelor's Degree and pursuing a career or graduate work in the geosciences, including: Geology, environmental/engineering geology, geochemistry, geophysics, hydrogeology or hydrology
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior women enrolled in a university or 2-year college in Oregon or Washington State
  • Minimum of 3.2 GPA (or equivalent academic achievement)

Other Information
Scholarship FAQs

Applicants will be judged on their potential for professional success, academic achievements, and financial need. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Recipient will be notified by December 31.

Contact Information

AWG Pacific Northwest Chapter
Attn: Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 28391
Seattle, WA 98118

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