J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship Program

Challenging fellow GSA members, a generous donor agreed to 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.

Thanks to your generous support, we have already reached our $10,000 matching goal! More than $20,000 will go to provide scholarships for students to attend Field Camp in 2022. But we’re not stopping there; our goal is to help 20 student attend field camp next summer—this means, we’re aiming to raise another $20,000! Every gift to the J. David Lowell Field Camp Scholarship means helping students find their place in geology. 

Thanks 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!

Alina Hernandez in the fieldCaption: 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.