How to apply for scholarships and grants

11 September
11:00 AM–12:30 PM

Securing scholarships and grants can be an empowering way to finance your education and advance your geophysics career. In order to maximize your chances of success, it is essential to approach the application process strategically and with a strong understanding of what selection committees are looking for. This webinar will provide you with valuable tips and tricks that will help you stand out among a competitive pool of applicants and increase your likelihood of receiving financial support.


Speaker Bios

Dr. Sarah Morton Rupert

Dr. Sarah Morton Rupert is an engineering geophysicist with the Bureau of Reclamation in Denver, CO. She specializes in near-surface seismic methods with a keen interest in subsidence and void detection. Sarah grew up between Boston, MA, and New York City, NY, and hails from the University of Connecticut where she earned a BS in geoscience and a MS in geotechnical engineering. She continued her graduate education at the University of Kansas where she earned another MS in geology (geophysics) and a PhD in geotechnical engineering. Sarah has held research positions with the U.S. Geological Survey, Connecticut Geological Survey, National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering in Taiwan, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Kansas Geological Survey. Throughout her graduate study, she received nine travel grants, two research grants, and seven scholarships from nine different institutions in addition to her seven-year graduate research assistantship. Outside of geophysics, she is an avid runner, having completed more than 20 half marathons and one marathon across 18 different states.