RMS-Sepm Scholarships

The RMS-SEPM offers monetary scholarships each year for both undergraduate and graduate students in geological fields of study. RMS-SEPM is pleased to offer three scholarships annually:

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The Donald L. Smith Research Grant

Offered as a tribute to the late Professor Donald Smith of Montana State University (see AAPG Bulletin, v. 69, p. 1830-1832). This grant offers a $2,000 award to a Ph.D. degree candidate.

The award is to be used for research that is directly applicable to better understanding the geology of the Rocky Mountain region.

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Edwin D. McKee Grant

Offered as a tribute to the late Edwin McKee who worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for over 30 years (see AAPG Bulletin, v. 69, p. 491-493). This grant offers a $2,000 award to Undergraduate or Master's degree candidates.

The award is to be used for thesis-related research in sedimentology and/or the application of sedimentology to a better understanding of the geology of the Rocky Mountain region.

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Fluvial Sedimentology Award

Offered in the amount of $2,000 to support Masters or Doctoral level student research in modern or ancient fluvial sedimentology.


Any of the scholarships may be divided among multiple winners at the discretion of RMS-SEPM.

The application deadline is April 1 of each year, and winners are announced later in the spring.


Donations are taken any time toward the Scholarship Fund.

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