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California State University, Long Beach
Geological Sciences

Financial Aid

The following scholarship is available for graduate students.

Carl W. Johnson-Bert Conrey Graduate Fellowship in Geological Sciences


As a result of the tremendous generosity of the Carl W. Johnson Foundation, the Department of Geological Sciences offers one to two prestigious scholarships each year in any geological field of study leading to a Master of Science Degree in Geological Sciences. The award is $15,000 per year, renewable upon good progress for up to two years, with supplementary income from teaching assistantships, research assistantships, or other funding sources.


There are no GPA or GRE restrictions. However, the scholarship is competitive and most recipients have GPA >3.6. Students who graduated from CSULB-Geological Sciences are not eligible to apply.


Deadline: February 15

In addition to completing the University and Department M.S. application requirements, students wishing to be considered for the Fellowship must also include a written essay (approximately 1000 words) describing how the Johnson-Conrey Fellowship would help them attain their professional goals. The essay should detail the student's projected research focus and professional interests as well as experiences that highlight their potential for success as a professional Geoscientist. This is a separate essay from the one written in application to the graduate program. Application to the program and the requested additional essay are due by the deadline.

Teaching Assistantships

A limited number of TA positions are available. TAs typically teach labs for Physical Geology (Geol 102), Natural Disasters (Geol 110), and Introductory Oceanography (Geol 160). If you are interested in being a TA, please let the Graduate Advisor know at the time of application.