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Application & Scholarship Opportunities



ISU Geosciences' Field Geology course is a rewarding experience that is designed to prepare students to become confident, broadly-trained field geologists ready to pursue future careers in the geosciences or dive into research projects in graduate school.


  • The most important prerequisite is for a student to be in STRONG physical condition and be ready to “jump in with both feet” to an intensive group learning experience. 
  • Those applying should be a junior or senior Geosciences Major (or similar major).
  • Specific course prerequisites are flexible, except that Structural Geology and Sedimentary Geology are required with a minimum grade of “C” or better.
  • This course is open to undergraduate (and graduate) students from outside universities that are looking to fulfill degree requirements at their home university to attend a geology field camp, and to students that simply want to further develop their geoscience skills by exploring geology in the field!


We will begin accepting applications on Nov. 1st, 2023, and prefer applications be submitted before January, 20th 2024.  Applications that are received before January 20th will be considered for early acceptance. After January 20th, applications will be considered as they come in, and will continue to be accepted until camp is filled. Apply early! Our camp fills rapidly each year, and was full before the January 20th deadline.

To begin the application, click the link below. It will take you to a google form that you must fill out and submit. If you have questions about the application process, please contact the Field Camp Director Ryan Anderson

Scholarship Opportunities

The following are scholarship opportunities offered by national organizations. Many local geological societies and organizations offer field camp scholarships as well. Be sure to apply for these opportunities below, in addition to checking with your local organizations and home institution about the field camp scholarships that may be available to you.

NAGT Scholarships for Field Study (There are two, one specifically for women coordinated with AWG)

GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Scholar Award

AIPG National Undergraduate Scholarship

AEG foundation: Beardsley-Kuper Field Camp Scholarship Fund and others that are location specific.

SEG Scholarships (not field camp specific)

AAPG Foundation (not field camp specific)

AWG: Association for Women Geoscientists

SME Grants and Scholarships