Thank you Geology alumni and friends for your generous and growing support! You've helped improved teaching and learning opportunities for both students and faculty, and helped us fulfill our mission of inspiring students to be lifelong contributors to the profession of Geology. For example, because of your financial support and advice we have recently:
Initiated a PhD program
Upgraded the X-ray diffraction lab
Funded and are building a Luminescence geochronology lab
Given scholarship assistance to many undergraduate and graduate students
Hosted excellent guest lecturers in our speaker program
The Department of Geology at Utah State currently has eight named endowments to support undergraduate and graduate students (see below!), and new endowments will be announced in the near future. All of your gifts are extremely valuable for advancing our mission. For further information on giving to the department, please contact:
Jim Evans, Department of Geology
firstname.lastname@example.org (435) 797-1267
Named endowments – all of these are permanent endowments from which a portion of the annual earnings are used for student support.
John Branch Scholarship – in memory of alumni John Branch, provides a scholarship to a student who has demonstrated an interest and aptitude in geology.
Donald W. Fiesinger Award - Given to a graduating senior who has made outstanding contributions to the department's activities and programs
Clyde T. Hardy Field camp scholarship - in memory of longtime faculty member Clyde Hardy, this endowment provides scholarship support for USU geology students to attend field camp.
Peter McKilliop Scholarship – a new endowment in memory of Peter, this provides support for a graduate student who in addition to interest in earth sciences, has demonstrated an interest or aptititude in other fields, such as art, the humantiites, or music.
David Rider Scholarship – Established in memory of David by his family, this award is given to a resident undergraduate student and is based on GPA and financial need.
Thomas Riemondy Scholarship – In memory of our alumnus, this is awarded to a nonresident student majoring in geology.
Kim Robeson Fund – provides support for non-class related field trips, including trips organized by student groups.
J. S. Williams Fund – in memory of former faculty, department head, and graduate dean, this endowment provides support for summer research costs for graduate students.
In addition, the department maintains several general development funds that provide added student support, financial awards to outstanding students, support for speaker visits, and travel to professional meetings.