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Scholarships offered by the Geology Program, School of Geosciences, UL

Each year the Geology Program offers scholarship support to qualifying UL students from over a dozen separate accounts in the UL Foundation. The awards are available to both Graduate and Undergraduate students at all levels of their academic careers.

On average The awards that are given range from $400 to $2,000 with most being between $500 and $1,000 depending on the guidelines for the individual scholarship fund. Most years about $20,000 is given in about 20 to 25 separate awards.

The following is a list of the scholarships that are offered to Geology students:

Scholarship name Amount $ Stipulations # of awards
Nolan J. Badeaux 1,200   3
Joe Battle/LGS 500   3
Bill/Heather Finley 2,000   1
Chevron 500   1
Eberhardt E. Leschin 1,200   1
Marvin/Hazel Harvey Morris 500   1
Bill Paine/LGS 500/1,000   5
Pogo 400   2
Walter James Russo 1,100 veteran preferred 1
Paul M. Toce 1,000 up to 4 year support 4
Tim Dore 500   2
Hugh Allen Bernard 500   1


In addition scholarship and research support is also available from various outside organizations including the following:

AAPG (American Asssociation of Petroleum Geologists)
AWG (Association of Women Geologists)
Desk and Derrick
GSA (Geological Society of America)
SIPES (Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists)
SWLGS (Southwestern Louisiana Geophysical Society)