OGS Scholarship

2019-2020 Application for Scholarship for Member’s Children and Student Members

The Ohio Geological Society (OGS) is sponsoring a scholarship for the upcoming academic year (2019-2020). This award is for $1,500.00. The award will be determined by the OGS Scholarship Committee and announced at the May 2019 meeting of the Society. The award will be paid directly to the student, not to the educational institution. These are one year awards, and will not be automatically renewed; however, the student may apply for any subsequent year’s OGS Scholarship as they are announced.

Eligibility Requirements

Any scholarship awarded by the Ohio Geological Society is contingent upon the following conditions. The successful candidates must be accepted at or enrolled in a full time undergraduate studies program at an accredited College or University for the 2019-2020 year. They must be the biological or adopted children or grandchildren of current OGS members, the Sponsored Applicant of such a Member as a Sponsor, or be a current Student Member of the Society. To be considered for the award, applications must be complete and meet the conditions as specified within the application.

The eligibility requirements will be substantially the same as previous years. Any changes will be minor, and intended to expand the pool of candidates.


All information requested and provided in the application will be kept strictly confidential, and not shared with anyone outside the Scholarship Committee process for any other purposes. The Application process includes a step to insure the anonymity of the applicant during the evaluation by the Committee.

Essay Topic

This year’s (2019-2020) Essay Topic is:

Given: Increased petroleum production in the United States has resulted in lower prices for gasoline and other products. Is this a positive or a negative for the petroleum industry in Ohio and the United States in general? Please give at least one or more positive and one or more negative aspect, and explain why (in your opinion) you think the positive or the negative aspect(s) outweigh the other. There is no right or wrong conclusion. Just support your opinion.

Applications will be accepted until April 22, 2019

2019-2020 OGS Scholarship Application

For more information, contact Clark Scheerens at c_scheerens@yahoo.com or 614-562-1178.