Calvert Fund

HGS hosts an Award meeting in the spring of each year!


The Warren L. and Florence W. Calvert Memorial Scholarship Fund was started in 1974 with a donation from the Calvert family and awarded its first scholarship in 1978.  The stated purpose of the fund is “to assist worthy and needy geological students to pursue graduate studies in some branch of Economic Geology leading to a master’s or doctor’s degree at any accredited university of his choice”.   The fund is managed by 5 HGS members (currently Carl Norman, President; Pat Gordon, Vice President; Dick Bishop, Treasurer; Judy Schulenberg, Secretary; and the HGS president-elect).  Through 2015, the fund has awarded $433,300 in scholarships to students enrolled at 22 different colleges and universities.  Typical annual awards vary but recently have ranged from $3,500-$4,500. 

The growth of the fund comes from contributions from HGS members and interest earned on fund investments.  Several appreciative recipients of Calvert scholarships later donated amounts to the fund that matched or exceeded the awards they received.

Selection of a recipient is based primarily on the candidate’s past academic record and their potential to complete graduate degree requirements, as attested to by professional Earth Scientists in academia, government, and industry. A recipient may pursue studies at any accredited college or university in the United States that awards graduate degrees in the Earth Sciences.  Scholarship applicants must present evidence of their unconditional acceptance for graduate study at the school of their choice.  Recipients are expected to carry at least 9 credit hours each semester or quarter, summer terms excepted.  Second and third-year renewals may be granted provided the scholar demonstrates satisfactory progress toward their degree.

Deadline for receipt of applications is June 15.  The announcement of awards will be made in July. Application forms can be downloaded here.

Apply to Judy Schulenberg  17810 Forest Park Lane Spring, TX 77379