Undergraduate Scholarships at SEES

The following scholarships and awards are available to support students wishing to pursue studies in Earth and Environmental Sciences. Scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional academic ability as well as financial need.



Students need to make application to the Department to be considered for a scholarship. There are various awards with different applications and deadlines. All of these awards are for full-time or part-time students and no student will be granted more than one scholarship.

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences confers the Environmental Science Award and the Environmental Studies Award to the graduating students with the highest GPA in their respective majors. For Geology majors, the student graduating with the highest major GPA is awarded the Lt. George C. Gierak Memorial Award in memory of a former president of the Geology Club who gave his life for his country. In addition, the SEES Club of Queens College Award is given by the club to one undergraduate SEES major who has demonstrated academic excellence in earth and environmental sciences. All graduating SEES majors with a major GPA above 3.5 are awarded departmental honors.

2023 ConEd Scholarships for Earth & Environmental Sciences, Applications deadline: September 22, 2023
Funded by the generous gift from Consolidated Edison to the Queens College Foundation, School of Earth & Environmental Sciences at Queens College, CUNY solicits applications for Fall 2023 ConEd Scholarships in Earth & Environmental Sciences. For Fall 2023 we have 3 scholarships are available to SEES undergraduate majors who will be participating in an internship in their field of study during Fall 2023.


  • Current QC major in Geology, Environmental Science, or Environmental Studies in SEES.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at QC, with a minimum of 12 credits.
  • Completed application which includes a statement (<200 words) of how this scholarship will help enable your professional goals in the Geosciences and Environmental Sciences.
  • Students must have been enrolled at least part-time for the Fall 2023 semester to receive scholarship funds.
  • Limit of 1 scholarship award per student per year; only those not receiving an award in 2022 or 2023 are eligible.
  • Applicants for internship-based scholarships must have a specific internship identified (135 total hours minimum) and be able to provide evidence of the potential position (i.e., advertisement or email job description from employer) with their scholarship application.
    Preference will go to unpaid internship applicants. Awards for intern-based scholarships will be awarded after the internship secured by the applicant.
ConEd Scholarship
# Awards
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Scholarship Application Link
Internship Scholarship
& ENSTUD Majors
Internship application


Application deadline: September 22, 2023

Awards will be made to student’s bursar accounts during Fall 2023
For specific questions, please email SEES advising

ENVADV.SEES@gmail.com and
use the subject header: CONED


Fall 2023