AGI Invites Applications for New Scholarship for Advancing Diversity in the Geoscience Profession


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AGI Invites Applications for New Scholarship for Advancing Diversity in the Geoscience Profession

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) is pleased to announce its new Scholarship for Advancing Diversity in the Geoscience Profession. The scholarship is a one-time $5,000 award supporting geoscience graduate studies by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who self-identifies as a member of an underrepresented minority (Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color) and is within two semesters of completing a recognized geoscience program.

“The geosciences can thrive only with full participation from all communities, yet research shows that many underrepresented minority students face obstacles in the transition from undergraduate to graduate studies,” says AGI Interim Executive Director Sharon Tahirkheli. “Supporting the next generation of aspiring minority geoscientists has perhaps never been more important.”

The application deadline is February 21, 2021. The scholarship winner will be notified in April 2021. To learn more, see https://www.americangeosciences.org/workforce/agi-scholarship-advancing-diversity-geoscience-profession. If you have questions, please contact AGI Geoscience Profession and Higher Education Director Christopher Keane at keane@americangeosciences.org.

About AGI
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI), a federation of scientific and professional associations representing over a quarter-million geoscientists, is a nonprofit 501©(3) organization dedicated to serving the geoscience community and addressing the needs of society. AGI headquarters are in Alexandria, Virginia.

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AGI Contact:
Geoff Camphire, Communications
gac@americangeosciences.org