Alumni Resources

Financial Aid & Scholarships

As part of our Transition to College initiative, we help answer questions about FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and other funding opportunities. We also keep you up-to-date with scholarship opportunities, both as high school students and throughout college. To be considered for multiple funding opportunities, please contact: to share the following information: (1) where you plan to attend college and (2) intended major.

During High School

Check out our high school scholarship spreadsheet to see some scholarships we encourage our students to apply for. We do our best to update this spreadsheet every year.

During College

Applying for scholarships shouldn’t stop when you enter college. Look into our college student scholarship spreadsheet to apply for more money to help your financial aid package as you continue your college journey.



UT Austin Jackson School of Geosciences (JSG)

Alumni of GeoFORCE entering the Jackson School of Geosciences at UT Austin receive at least $2,500 scholarship every academic year they are enrolled full-time up to 4 years. To be considered, please contact Tim Weiss, Director of Student Affairs (JSG)

UT Austin College of Natural Sciences (CNS)

CNS is now awarding GeoFORCE alumni who are incoming CNS freshman a scholarship. For further information, please contact Dr. Dan Knopf, Associate Dean for Graduate Education (CNS)

UT Cockrell School of Engineering – Chevron Scholarship

Chevron has donated funds to provide scholarships to undergraduate GeoFORCE alumni who are in the Cockrell School of Engineering. To be considered and for more details, please contact Michelle Mansolo, Director, Engineering Scholarship Program at


Graduate School

UT Austin

Alumni of GeoFORCE Graduate Fellowship for those applying to the following programs:

  • MS/MA in the Jackson School of Geosciences – Contact: Tim Weiss, Director of Student Affairs (JSG)
  • PhD in the College of Natural Sciences – Contact: Dr. Dan Knopf, Associate Dean for Graduate Education (CNS)

Application deadlines at UT are typically set around December 1st. The GeoFORCE graduate fellowship deadline is on March 15, 2023.


We are happy to be a reference or write you a letter of recommendation for your college, scholarships, internship, or job applications. Please contact coordinators directly or reach out to at least 2 weeks before the deadline!