SEG Scholarships encourage the study of geophysics and related geosciences.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the SEG offers a range of different scholarship opportunities. Funds provided may be applied to tuition, books, and fees.

Scholarships range from $500 to $14,000 USD per academic year; average awards are approximately $2,500. The number of scholarships available depends chiefly upon the number of sponsors and the amounts they contribute. SEG scholarships have been sent to universities all over the world.

Applicant eligibility

  • SEG Scholarships are based on merit.
  • To qualify, you must be a student who is either:
  • Attending high school and planning to enter college next fall;
  • An undergraduate or graduate college student whose grades are above average.
  • Intending to pursue a college curriculum directed toward a career in applied geophysics or a closely related field, such as geosciences, physics, geology, or earth and environmental sciences.

Online applications are accepted 1 October through 1 March.

Mid-March through mid-May a committee of eight professional geophysicists independently review and rank each application. A consensus meeting is held in late May to discuss the applications and establish a final ranking. Top ranked students are matched with available scholarships. Applicants are notified of results in June.


Oct–Mar: applications accepted
Mar–May: applications reviewed and scholarships assigned
June: applicants notified of results
June–Sep: enrollments verified; acceptance documents completed; funds distributed

How to apply

  • Students must include current transcripts
  • Must include email addresses for two faculty members who have agreed to serve as references.
  • Submit your application online

For more information, contact SEG Scholarships at .

Application deadline is 1 March 2017


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