SEG Foundation Scholarships

SEG Foundation Scholarships encourage the study of geophysics and related geosciences. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the SEG Foundation offers a range of different scholarship opportunities.

Funds provided may be applied to tuition, books, and fees.

Applications for 2015-2016
Available 15 October


Make sure you have your transcripts and two recommendation letters ready.

Am I eligible?

Sarah Devriese
Sarah Devriese
2009-2010 Recipient

SEG Scholarships are based on merit. To qualify, you must be:

  1. A student who is either:
    1. Attending high school and planning to enter college next fall;
    2. An undergraduate or graduate college student whose grades are above average.
  2. 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.

See a breakdown of recipients by university and country of citizenship

What scholarships are available?

Lily Seidman
Lily Seidman
2007-2010 Recipient

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.

See a list of all available scholarships

When can I/should I apply?

Nathan Hancock
Nathan Hancock
2006-2007 Recipient

Online applications are accepted 15 September through 1 March.

Mid-March through mid-April a committee of 9 professional geophysicists independently review and rank each application. A consensus meeting is held in mid-April to discuss the applications and establish a final ranking. Top ranked students are matched with available scholarships. Applicants are notified of results in May.

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

How do I apply?

Jon Clark
Jon Clark
2010-2011 Recipient

Students must include current transcripts and two faculty recommendation letters. Make sure you have these materials available as scanned PDF documents or images, then click here to complete your application online.

If you would prefer to download a printable copy of the application form, you can do so below. Please complete only one application:

Choose the form that corresponds to your classification for the fall term.

View the full application process


Scholarship Recipients

As a member or institution you can help secure the future of the industry by making education available to up-and-coming geoscientists. Learn how you can sponsor SEG scholarships.


Make Your Application a Success


Follow these tips to ensure that your application will have the strongest chance of success.

Useful documents
Application Process
Scholarship Fact Sheet
Scholarship Program Scope
(TLE, June 2012)
List of Available Scholarships
Anti-Terrorist Affidavit form
Scholarship Acceptance survey

Total Disbursed in 2014


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