Professor Emeritus Dave Dempsey and Rebecca Douglass Scholarship in Earth and Climate Sciences, The

Science and Engineering

Scholarship will be awarded Fall 2024. The scholarship winner(s) will be invited to and highly encouraged to attend the CoSE Donor Dinner in late October 2024 if the donor to their scholarship will be present.

  • Awarding Department: Earth and Climate Sciences
  • Scholarship Intent: Scholarship is to provide undergraduate or graduate students majoring in programs in Earth & Climate Sciences with support for academic expenses (tuition, fees, books, etc) while attending SF State.
  • Criteria:
    1) Applicants can be incoming or continuing undergraduate or graduate students.
    2) Submit a minimum one page essay that describes their interest in studying in a degree offered by SF State’s Department of Earth & Climate Sciences and explains their financial need.
    3) Selection committee will take into account the candidates academic potential and commitment to complete a degree in the department.
  • Major: Multiple: Earth Sciences, Geosciences
  • Class Level: High School Senior; Undergrad: Any; Grad: Masters
  • Enrollment Status: Entering and Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 9 UNITS; Grad: 6 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: 3.0; Undergrad Cum or SF State GPA: 3.0; Grad Cum or SF State GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: School of the Environment
  • Campus Address: HSS 279 & TH 509
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-2049
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: up to 3

Varies, up to $10,000 per award
Earth and Climate Sciences
Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit a minimum one-page essay on the following topics: 1. Describe your interest in studying in a degree in Earth Sciences or Geosciences. 2. Explain your financial need.
  2. Upload a PDF of an unofficial current copy of your academic transcript.
  3. Will you be continuing on as a student in the coming fall semester?