AGI Scholarships


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The American Geological Institute in Alexandria, Va., has received a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to provide 1990–1991 scholarships to Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans. These ethnic minority groups are currently underrepresented in the Earth sciences work force.

Of about 3000 Earth science professionals in the U.S. surveyed by AGI in 1988, only 4.6% belonged to ethnic minorities, including Blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans. Of total enrollment in U.S. academic programs in Earth sciences in 1987–1988, 6.5% were ethnic minorities, another AGI survey showed.