Field Fees and Financial Support
There is a field fee of $7425 to covers costs of the eight-week field season. Included in this fee are housing, academic credit (6 upper-division Environmental Science credits sponsored through the University of Alaska Southeast), scientific equipment, food and fuel costs, and transportation, in and around Juneau, AK and Atlin, BC.
Participants are responsible for their own to and from Juneau, by either ferry or plane (there is no bus transportation into Juneau). Participants are also responsible for their personal equipment. This equipment, detailed below, includes field clothing, backpack, sleeping bag, crampons, ice axe, and cross country skis and boots. We strongly encourage students to investigate funding options available from their home institutions, outside organizations such as Rotary, and assistance from family or friends. JIRP is not part of a university or college so federal student loans can not be used for the field fee.
Thanks to the generous donations of individuals who have contributed to the Joan W. Miller Scholarship Fund, JIRP has awarded several full and partial scholarships to students participating in our 2018 program. At this time, we are not accepting new applications for scholarship support. We are very thankful for the critical financial support of our partners and individual donors.
Other funding options
Students are strongly encouraged to inquire about funding from their home institutions and other community organizations. The following information may be helpful in starting an online search for scholarship awards:
National Ass. Geosciences Teachers Field Studies Scholarships: Awards of $750 for field based courses or camps. Due Feb. 14.
Geological Society of America Field Camp Scholar Award: Scholarships of $2000; applications accepted early March - April 16th
Explorer's Club Expedition Grants: Grants of $500 - $5000 (average award is $1500). *Deadline is November 5. Useful for anyone intending to apply to JIRP in 2019*
collegescholarships.org: Listing of scholarships for Earth Science students
Travel Access Project Gap Year Grants: Up to $3000 for Gap Year students of all stripes. Due March 31.
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