NES Department Scholarships

The following scholarships are available to students in the Natural and Environmental Science (NES) department - Biology, Geology, Chemistry, Physics majors.

 

Barlteson-Prather Research Scholarship
Charlesworth, William Memorial Scholarship
Cummins, D.H. and Mildred Scholarship Fund
Ferchau, Hugo A. Memorial Scholarship
Lawrence, A.W. Memorial Scholarship
Light, Dr. Mason and Betty Scholarship
McKenny, Casey James Memorial Scholarship
Menzer, Fred J. Jr. Geology Memorial Scholarship
Mitchell, Valerie Ann Memorial Geology Scholarship
Moncrief Petroleum Geology Scholarship - Freshman
Moncrief Petroleum Geology Scholarship - Transfer Students
Moyle, Richard W. and Belva R. Geology Scholarship
Nauman, James D. Scholarship
Walker, C. Ralph and Florence Memorial Scholarship

 

BARTLESON-PRATHER RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Outstanding undergraduate student who is majoring in Geology.

Provided by:
Paul Rady, Peter Dea & Barrett Resources Corporation.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Geology Department Scholarship Committee.

Application:
Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for application and deadline information.  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

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CHARLESWORTH, WILLIAM MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
The applicant has applied to and has been accepted for admission to Western State College and is pursuing a major in mathematics or related natural sciences. The applicant has demonstrated a need for financial assistance. The applicant has demonstrated an interest and is active in inter-collegiate athletics. Preference should be given to entering freshmen; however, all classes, freshmen through senior, are eligible. Preference should be given to applicants whose study time is limited by family obligations or the need to earn income. No preference should be given based on the sex of the applicant. Preference should be given to applicants from Delta County, Colorado, or from the Western Slope of Colorado.

Provided by:
Established with the Western State College Foundation to perpetuate the memory of William Charlesworth, a 1954 graduate of Western State College. The express purpose of the fund is to provide financial assistance to student-athletes pursuing majors in mathematics or related natural sciences.

Amount:
$1,400 annually (depending on funds available).

Selected by:
Chaired by the chairman of Mathematics and Computer Information Science and shall include a representative from the Athletic Department appointed by the Athletic Director. A representative from the Natural Sciences Department shall be on the selection committee.

Application:
Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences or the Athletic Department for application and deadline information.

NES Department: (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

Athletic Department: (970) 943-2079 - Paul Wright Gym 201

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CUMMINS, D. H. AND MILDRED SCHOLARSHIP FUND

Available to:
Gunnison High School graduate majoring in business, chemistry or history at Western State College, with a minimum of 30 credit hours. Students must be prepared to demonstrate financial need, a positive attitude and academic ability.
 
Provided by:
Dr. D.H. Cummins, Professor of History and Dean of Academic Affairs at Western State College, in memory of his wife, Mildred, who taught in the Gunnison Public Schools. In addition, contributions to the scholarship have been made by family and friends in memory of both D.H. and Mildred Cummins.
 
Amount:
Award depends on funds available.
 
Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the Western State Foundation and the Director of Financial Aid.
 
Application:
Complete and submit Western's Common Scholarship Application. Narrative should demonstrate financial need, positive attitude and academic ability.
 

FERCHAU, HUGO A. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
A full-time student at Western State College. Must maintain a cumulative GPA average of 3.0 and have obtained at least sophomore status. Must demonstrate an interest and capability to pursue studies and/or research in the area of botany and native plant research. Preference will be given to those with financial need.

Provided by:
Family and friends to honor Dr. Ferchau for the never-ending assistance he gave to students at Western.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available (Anticipated award $2400).

Selected by:
Sciences Scholarship Selection Committee.

Application:
Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for application and deadline information.  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

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LAWRENCE, A. W. MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Students majoring in Biology or Chemistry.

Provided by:
Family and friends of Aubrey W. Lawrence who served as Professor of Chemistry and Chairman of the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Science Scholarship Selection Committee.

Application:
Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for application and deadline information.  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

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LIGHT, DR. MASON AND BETTY SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Recipient must be a junior or senior and a full-time student attending Western State College for the term following the scholarship award; must have obtained at least a 3.0 GPA; must be engaged in pre-medical studies.

Provided by:
Dr. Mason Light, who served the college community for over forty years while he was a practicing physician in Gunnison. He and his wife established this scholarship.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Donor Scholarship Committee (Family of Mason Light) in cooperation with Western State Foundation and the Director of Financial Aid.

Application:
Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for application and deadline information.  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

 

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MCKENNY, CASEY JAMES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time students at WSC who are Juniors or Seniors (qualified Juniors shall be given preference over Seniors). Must be a declared major in Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences. Must maintain a GPA of 3.2 or greater. Recipients must follow Casey's example of academic promise, love for the outdoors and service to fellow students demonstrated by volunteering in the community and involvement in campus activities and service.

Provided by:
Gifts by Bill and Monica McKenny, Casey's parents, as well as other family members and friends.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
WSC NAES faculty in consultation with the Dean of Students and Bill and Monica McKenny.

Application:
Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for application and deadline information.  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128.

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MENZER, FRED J. JR. GEOLOGY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Geology majors who are committed to the timely and enthusiastic pursuit of a Geology degree. Must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Provided by:
Art H. Menzer

Amount:
$500

Selected by:
Western State College Geology Faculty

Application:
Geology faculty review geology majors for consideration. Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for additional information.  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

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MITCHELL, VALERIE ANN MEMORIAL GEOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Students majoring in Geology who have completed their junior year of study at Western State College. Must be able to demonstrate high GPA and leadership potential within the field of geology.

Provided by:
The parents and friends of Valerie Mitchell who died in an accident at the end of her junior year.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available. (Anticipated award $200)

Selected by:
Western State College Geology Faculty.

Application:
Geology faculty review geology majors for consideration. Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for additional information.  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

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MONCRIEF PETROLEUM GEOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP, FRESHMAN


Available to:
Incoming Freshman students with an interest in working in the petroleum industry with a declared major in geology. Highschool GPA of 3.25 or higher and an ACT composite of 25 or greater. Renewable for up to four years with continuing progress made toward a degree in Comprehensive or Petroleum Geology, full time status and a cumulative 3.0 GPA overall.

Provided by:
W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr.

Amount:
$1,500 a year for up to four years

Selected by:
Western State College Geology faculty

Application:
Geology faculty review geology majors for consideration. Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for additional information.  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

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MONCRIEF PETROLEUM GEOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP, TRANSFER STUDENTS


Available to:
Students transferring to Western State College, with an interest in working in the petroleum industry with a declared major in geology. Completion of at least 45 credit hours, GPA of 3.25 or higher and an ACT composite of 25 or greater. Renewable for up to two years with continuing progress made toward a degree in Comprehensive or Petroleum Geology, full time status and a cumulative 3.0 GPA overall.

Provided by:
W. A. “Tex” Moncrief, Jr.

Amount:
$1,500 a year for up to two years

Selected by:
Western State College Geology faculty

Application:
Geology faculty review geology majors for consideration. Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for additional information.  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

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MOYLE, RICHARD W. AND BELVA R. GEOLOGY SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Students majoring in Geology with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Must have academic promise and financial need.

Provided by:
Richard W. and Belva Moyle.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State College Geology Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for application and deadline information.  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

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NAUMAN, JAMES D. SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time, Colorado residents who have a major in a field within the Department of Natural & Environmental Sciences. Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and demonstrated financial need.

Provided by:
Dr. James Nauman, who attended Western from 1945-49.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Sciences Scholarship Selection Committee.

Application:
Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for application and deadline information.  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

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WALKER, C. RALPH AND FLORENCE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP


Available to:
Full-time students at Western State College; must have declared a major in Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Provided by:
Gifts from members of the Walker family to perpetuate the memory and to commemorate the service and devotion of C. Ralph and Florence Walker who both served the College and the Gunnison community in an exemplary manner for many years. Professor Walker was Chairman of Western's then Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Sciences Scholarship Selection Committee.

Application:
Contact the Department of Natural and Environmental Sciences for application and deadline information.  (970) 943-2015 - Hurst Hall 128

 

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