Wind River Mountains

Jobs and Scholarships


Several scholarships in the range of $200 to $1000 each are available. Minimum grade point requirements for a scholarship are a 3.2 overall GPA AND a minimum 3.2 GPA in all geology courses completed.

Applications should be made by letter or email to Dr. Miriam Barquero-Molina, field camp director (see address on the Contact page), and be accompanied by:

  1. official transcripts for all of your college coursework (multiple schools if necessary) (they can be emailed directly to Dr. Miriam Barquero-Molina)
  2. a sealed letter of reference from one or more of your geology professors (your professors can also email the letters directly to Dr. Miriam Barquero-Molina)

No statement of financial need is required. The amount of the award depends on the quality and number of qualified applicants in a given year.

Scholarship applications must be received before February 15th. Scholarship awards will be made soon thereafter.


The National Association of Geology Teachers (NAGT) provides several $500 scholarships to students enrolled in qualified geology field courses. Information about these scholarships and a downloadable/printable application form are available at the NAGT website.  Updated information and forms are generally available by late October or early November. The deadline for submission of these applications is generally February 15th.

The completed NAGT forms must be submitted to NAGT and should not be returned to us.


Several jobs are also available at the field camp. They include positions as:

  • van drivers (~$600 and waiver of the round trip Columbia-Lander travel/lodging fee)
  • dishwashers/kitchen help (~$500, about 1 to 1-1/2 hours per evening)
  • sandwich makers (~$500, about 1 hour Mon-Sat morning at 5:15 AM and two hours from 7:00-9:00 AM on Sunday morning)

The number of jobs depends upon enrollment, but we may hire as many as 6 van drivers, 4 dishwashers and 2 sandwich makers.

The jobs as van drivers and camp helper require a departure from Columbia, MO and a return to Columbia.

If you are interested in applying for a job, please send us an e-mail indicating your job preference. Job offers are generally made on a first-come first-serve basis until all jobs are filled, but potential drivers with experience driving 12 or 15-passenger vans are given preference.  Van drivers must attend a two hour van safety presentation from our Environmental Health and Safety staff on the afternoon of the Thursday prior to the vans departing from Columbia, MO.


The University of Missouri does not provide State or Federal financial aid to non-MU students.  However, if you are eligible for such programs through your college or University, you may be able to apply your institution's financial aid toward our course through a Visiting Student Consortium Agreement.  For more information about this option, contact the MU Financial Aid Office.


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