J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship Program

Challenging fellow GSA members, a generous donor will match one-to-one, up to $10,000, every gift made to the J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship Program between Giving Tuesday, 30 November, and New Year’s Eve, 31 December.

Alina Hernandez in the fieldThanks to GSAF donors, every year students receive support to attend field camp through the J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship Program. Many students say that their field experiences bring their classroom geology to life. However, the cost of field camp is often prohibitive and added expenses, such as equipment, leave many feeling that field camp is out of reach for them.

That’s where GSA members can make a meaningful difference. Help a student by making a gift on Giving Tuesday!

Caption: Alina Hernandez, one of the 2021 recipients of the J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship.

Since its inception, GSA has dedicated itself to enriching the geosciences by cultivating and supporting aspiring scientists. One of the most important ways GSA does this is through fieldwork opportunities, which the Foundation proudly supports through its J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship fund. This umbrella under which field camp scholarship programs reside was established through the generosity of Dr. David Lowell, renowned field-based mineral exploration geologist. For many students, the financial cost of pursuing fieldwork can be a burden. This fund allows GSA to provide financial support for aspiring geoscientists, so they can hone their field skills and discover their interests without financial strain.