Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Geophysics

Charles H. Ramsden Endowed Scholarship

Background Overview
A generous bequest from Mr. Charles H. Ramsden, an alumnus of the Department, has made it possible to provide financial support to undergraduate students who are declared majors in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science. Preference shall be given to those students demonstrating financial need.

The Ramsden Fund includes scholarship support, subsidies for field trips and undergraduate research projects, upgrades of facilities that enhance the undergraduate curriculum, as well as efforts to attract qualified students. See sample summaries of past student research projects.  


  • Declared undergraduate major in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science
  • In good academic standing


Proposals must be submitted via email to in one document (preferably PDF). Please include the application and a detailed budget. Proposals will be reviewed by the Ramsden Committee.

Deadline for Submissions

SP 2021 Cycle: Past Deadline

FA 2021 Cycle: November 5, 2021 (First Friday of November)

SP 2022 Cycle: March 4, 2022 (First Friday of March

Upon completion, a one page summary will be due during RRR week. Please note your project, how the Ramsden funds assisted you, and the outcome.

Application Instructions: Please read carefully before submitting your application!

Complete a Ramsden Application.

When the money will be available
• Funds will be available approximately two weeks after final decision 
• Awarding money during the academic year to students currently on financial aid may result in a decrease in your current aid.


For emergency financial need, please email