The Association for Women Geoscientists is pleased to announce the 2017 AWG Undergraduate Paleontology Award. The award, which consists of a $1000 cash prize and membership in the Paleontological Society and AWG for the tenure of the
awardee’s schooling, will be presented to two outstanding female undergraduate students pursuing a career in paleontology. This award was made possible by the generous donations of Drs. David Watkins and Mary Anne Holmes and the
All application materials must be received by April 15. The winner will be notified in
May and the award will be distributed in early summer.
A. Applicants must be women pursuing education as an undergraduate student in
the paleontological – and affiliated – sciences at a degree-granting institution.
B. Applicant must be enrolled as a student during the period of the award.
C. Proof of student status in the form of transcripts (official or unofficial) must be
D. Successful applicants will exhibit exceptional motivation, professional potential,
outreach, and long-term commitment to goals.
E. Students may receive the Undergraduate Paleontology Award only once during
the tenure of their undergraduate careers.
F. No prior AWG or PS membership is required.
G. National or international students are allowed to apply, with the exception of
For more information about application requirements, visit the AWG Awards and Scholarships web page at www.awg.org/awards and click on the AWG Undergraduate Excellence in Paleontology Award.