SCHOLARSHIP opportunities

WENDELL J. STEWART FUND

Wendell J. Stewart, a World War II US Amy veteran and PBS-SEPM Honorary Life Member, was considered by many of his peers as "one of the world's foremost fusulinid and carbonate stratigraphic experts" of his time. He "left a legacy of geologists trained or influenced by his professional and personal examples" (UTPB, 2005). PBS-SEPM renamed its scholarship in his honor of Mr. Stewart in 1983, several months after Wendell passed away. The scholarship was initially funded by the family, and then later through PBS-SEPM members who have contributed over the years.

 

In the past, the scholarship was established to award high school students intending to pursue a college education in the geoscience field (declared major), and had evolved to include college students actively pursuing a geology degree when there were no other qualified candidates. Funding for this scholarship has waxed and waned over the years with the changes of the petroleum industry and because this scholarship is set up in such a manner that only the interest can be used to distribute funds, most scholarships in the last 30 years have been awarded through the PBS-SEPM main budget and not the scholarship fund. In 2021, a resolution was passed by the Executive Board that allows funds to be distributed from the scholarship fund.

apply NOW for the
2022-2023 scholarship year

Download the Wendell J. Stewart Scholarship Application

Application Deadline: March 31, 2023

Geology, Paleontologists & Mineralogists

Qualifications:

  • High school senior entering college to study Earth Sciences

  • College student actively pursuing a degree in Earth Sciences

  • Past recipients of the WJS Scholarship may apply for the scholarship annually, so long as they meet the criteria above.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Email applications and supporting documents to admin@pbs-sepm.org.

  • To submit by mail, send application and supporting documents to:

PBS-SEPM

Scholarship Committee

2900 W. Front. St.

Midland, TX 79701

  • Letters of recommendation should be mailed or emailed directly from the reference to the Scholarship Committee. At least one reference should be familiar with the student's academic work, and neither reference should be related to the applicant.

  • Applications, supporting documents, and letters of recommendation must be submitted or postmarked by the deadline of March 31, 2023.

WENDELL J. STEWART Recipients 
Year
Recipient
University Affiliation
Hometown
2022
Madison Woelfel
UT El Paso
Espanola, NM
2022
Silas A. Samuel
Oklahoma State University
Jos, Nigeria
2022
Oghalomeno E. Ononeme
Oklahoma State University
Nigeria
2022
Isabelle Ley
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma City, OK
2021
Anya Marquez
UT Permian Basin
2021
Emma Fuentes
Angelo State University
San Angelo, TX
2021
Alexia Bennett
Texas Tech University
Denton, TX
2021
Vanessa Armendariz
UT Permian Basin
Odessa, TX
2020
Heather Dudley
Sul Ross State Univeristy
2020
Vanessa Armendariz
UT Permian Basin
Odessa, TX
2016
Paige Carpenter
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX
2015
Alex Washburn
Texas Tech University
Rio Rancho, NM
2015
Nichele L. Raines
Angelo State University
Greenwood, TX
2015
Paige Carpenter
Abilene Christian Univeristy
Abilene, TX
2014
Paige Carpenter
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX
2014
Thawng Bik
UT Permian Basin
Midland, TX
2014
Charles Adam Ball
Texas A&M University
Midland, TX
2013
Caleb Perkins
Texas A&M University
Midland, TX
2013
Robert McDonnold
UT Austin
Midland, TX
2013
Ashley Kincheloe
Texas Tech Univeristy
Sweetwater, TX
2013
Jacob Levi Hall
Texas Tech University
Wellman, TX
2013
Paige Carpenter
Abilene Christian University
Abilene, TX
2012
Robert McDonnold
UT Austin
Midland, TX
2012
Bryce Allen Mathis
Texas Tech University
Odessa, TX
2012
Lauren Garrett
Sul Ross State University
Alpine, TX
2012
Alec Estes
Texas Tech University
Idalou, TX
2012
Hunter Drozd
Texas A&M University
Midland, TX
2011
Bryce Allen Mathis
Texas Tech University
Odessa, TX
2010
Emily Reddell
UT Permian Basin
Odessa, TX
2010
Bryce Allen Mathis
Texas Tech University
Odessa, TX
2009
Bryce Allen Mathis
Texas Tech University
Odessa, TX
2008
Rachel E. Wood
Texas A&M University
Midland, TX
2007
Ashley A. Jordan
Texas A&M University
Midland, TX
2006
Michael Sorenson
UT Permian Basin
Front Royal, VA
2006
Ashley A. Jordan
Texas A&M University
Midland, TX
sue tomlinson reid fund

The Sue Tomlinson Reid fund is named after a well-respected geologist, paleontologist, and pioneer of women in geosciences. The PBS-SEPM Executive Committee ratified this new scholarship on June 1, 2021. The Sue Reid Scholarship will be focused on helping honor Sue's memory by supporting women at the university level who are aiming for careers in Earth Science. The purpose of this award is to promote and encourage female participation in geoscience careers, excellence in education, and strong work ethic. Funding for this scholarship will be through contributions from members and sponsors of PBS-SEPM.

Scholarship application coming soon.