|Award Name||Award Description|
|AWG Professional Excellence Award|
The AWG Professional Excellence Awards go to women who, throughout their careers, made distinguished contributions in the following three areas: government/regulatory; private industry/consulting; and academia/research. Nominations will be solicited from the AWG membership at large. Nominees need not be members of AWG and those without memberships will receive a one- year professional membership with their award. Nominations are due June 15th each year.
|Distinguished Service Award||The AWG Distinguished Service award is given to AWG members for exemplary service to AWG. Awardees are selected by the AWG Executive Committee and Board of Directors each year.|
|Honorary Membership||The AWG Honorary Membership is a lifetime membership given to AWG members for exemplary service to AWG. Awardees are selected by the AWG Executive Committee and Board of Directors each year.|
|Outstanding Educator Award|
The Association for Women Geoscientists established the Outstanding Educator Award in 1988 to honor well-established women college or university teachers who have played a significant role in the education and support of geoscientists within and beyond the classroom, in advancing the persistence of females and underrepresented minorities in geoscience careers, and in raising the profile of the geosciences by teaching to and for the broadest audience of students. Nominations are due April 1st each year.
The committee will review nominations for women educators with at least 20 years of service to the international geoscience community who have made outstanding contributions in at least two of the three categories of mentoring, instruction and curriculum, and outreach. Nominations must include a current vitae and at least six letters of recommendation from professional colleagues, former students, and current students (male or female).
|Mavis Kent Mid-Career Excellence Award||The AWG Mavis Kent Award is given annually to one honoree in recognition of significant contributions to the Earth and space sciences by an outstanding mid-career woman scientist. Each honoree will be evaluated in the following two areas: Scientific Excellence and Impact and Distinguished Service and Broader Impact. These areas demonstrate a balance between professional Earth or space science careers, and outstanding service to their communities. Nominations are due August 20th of each year.|
|Award Name||Award Description|
|AWG Maria Crawford Field Camp Scholarship||This program encourages promising young women who pursue geoscience careers through attendance at field camp. Two $750 scholarships are awarded annually through a competitive process. The applicant must be a full-time student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree in the geosciences(geology, geophysics, geochemistry, hydrology, meteorology, physical oceanography,planetary geology, or earth science education) at an accredited college or university AND must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Application deadline is February 14th each year.|
|AWG IDEA Scholarship||More information coming soon!|
|AWG Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Award||The Association for Women Geoscientists is pleased to announce the AWG Undergraduate Paleontology Award. The award, which consists of a $1000 cash prize and membership in the Paleontological Society and AWG for the tenure of the awardee’sschooling, will be presented to one outstanding female undergraduate students pursuing a career in paleontology. This award was made possible by the generous donations of Drs. David Watkins and Mary Anne Holmes and the Paleontological Society. Applications are due April 15th each year. Applications can be downloaded here: Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Application|
|Winifred Goldring Award||The Association for Women Geoscientists is pleased to announce the Winifred Goldring Award competition. The award, which consists of a $2000 cash prize and membership in the Paleontological Society and AWG for tenure of the awardee’s schooling, will be presented to three outstanding female graduate students pursuing a career in paleontology. The award is named for Winifred Goldring, a pioneering woman paleontologist, who became State Paleontologist of New York State in 1939 and the first female president of the Paleontological Society in 1949. This award was made possible by the generous donations of Drs. David Watkins and Mary Anne Holmes and the Paleontological Society. Applications are due April 15th of each year. Applications be downloaded here: Winifred Goldring Award Application|
|Brunton Award||The AWG Brunton Award promotes the future of field mapping and data acquisition for the upcoming generation of women geoscientists. The award will go to a female geoscience student at the senior level or in her early graduate studies who has been a summer intern, excelled at field camp, or performed field data collection that leads to a senior or graduate thesis. The award is funded by Brunton. Application information for 2021 coming soon!|
|Jeanne Harris Chrysalis Scholarship||Updated information coming soon!|
|Sand Student Research Presentation Travel Award||This competitive award provides women geoscience students with support to present their research at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. This travel award is named for Virginia (Ginny) Sand (1928-2007), an award-winning geoscience teacher and world traveler. Ginny graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in geology, and she spent three decades teaching geoscience at Kent State University after obtaining her MA. Her many activities supporting AWG included serving as editor of Gaea (1988-1991). Her travel destinations ranged from the Galapagos Islands to Iceland and, at the age of 76, included a journey to Antarctica. The award is to be used to help defray travel, lodging, registration fee, and other expenses associated with the presentation of the awardee’s research at the Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Two awards will be made each year for $500 each. Applications are due August 10th each year. Applicatons can be downloaded here: Sand Student Research Presentation Travel Award Application|
|Laramide Chapter Scholarship||A scholarship in the amount of $1000 will be awarded to one geoscience student identifying as a woman or non-binary person to support their goal of pursuing a career in the geosciences. The intent is to provide the student with financial support and recognition that encourages them to continue their academic and professional development as a geoscientist, through research and networking with others in academia and industry. Laramide Chapter Scholarship Form|
|Takken Student Research Presentation Travel Award|