Outstanding students from 8th through 12th grade

New Applicants


Students in the following independent school districts in Southwest Texas and students attending the following public schools in the Houston Independent School District are eligible to apply to the GeoFORCE program:

In addition the applicant must:

  • Have no grade lower than B in math or science in 7th and 8th grade
  • Write a 300 – 500 word essay explaining why you like science and are interested in GeoFORCE
  • Supply a teacher recommendation

Applications are accepted from 8th graders, and students accepted to the program stay with the program through high school. The program is competitive and accepts 80 students each year. Students who are qualified but not chosen as 8th graders remain on the waiting list in case vacancies develop.

Applications for GeoFORCE Texas Summer Field Experience Summer 2020 Are Now OPEN

Applications close January 31st, 2020.