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David S. Miller Young Scientist Scholarship
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Career Stage
Award Type
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Application process
Submission Window
April - August

Supporting Students Leveraging Scientific Education to Benefit Society

The David S. Miller Young Scientist Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students in geo-environmental sciences or engineering. This scholarship is for students who exhibit an interest and academic potential in fields related to Earth science. One scholarship is awarded each year to a student who demonstrates an ability to leverage their scientific education to benefit society.

Recipients of this scholarship do not automatically receive a student travel grant for AGU’s Annual Meeting but are encouraged to apply directly for a travel grant.

Honor Benefits
Recipients receive the following:

  • A $1,500 scholarship

Criteria for a Successful Application

Applicants are evaluated on the following:

Applications are initially ranked by grade point average and financial need. The top 50% of applicants based on that criteria are then forwarded on for scientific review. 


Review committees will consider the scientific and intellectual merit and potential for achievement in a career in the geo-environmental sciences or geo-environmental engineering. 


The applicant must:
  • be enrolled in undergraduate studies and have completed at least four full semesters or be enrolled in graduate studies 
  • demonstrate financial need by current annual income range
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.4
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