UIS Commission on Karst Hydrogeology and Speleogenesis

The William L. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science

Administered by the Karst Waters Institute

The William L. Wilson Scholarship in Karst Science was established in 2002 to recognize the significant karst science contributions of the late William (Bill) L. Wilson.  Bill Wilson used a variety of techniques, and unusual creativity, to tackle some of the most difficult karst science questions in Florida and elsewhere.  He developed a leading karst consulting company in the United States, Subsurface Evaluations, Incorporated.  To stimulate the development of new, energetic, motivated, and creative karst scientists, and to remember the person of Bill Wilson and his dedication to karst science, the scholarship has been established in his memory.  The value of the scholarship as a one-time award is $1,000.

To apply for the William L. Wilson Scholarship, the following conditions exist:

  1. The applicant must be currently enrolled in, or have been accepted into, a masters degree program at an institution of higher education in the United States.  PhD students are not eligible.
  2. A written proposal of the planned karst study must be submitted.  It is limited to 1000 words or less for the narrative, not counting figure captions and references.  The research topic should be one concerning karst science, from the field of geochemistry, geology or hydrology.   A very simple budget indicating how the funds would be used should also be included (it does not count in the 1000 word limit).  Applicants are requested to not recycle master’s thesis proposals as applications.
  3. Academic transcripts of undergraduate, and any graduate work, should be submitted.  Copies issued to the student by their institution are preferred.
  4. Two letters of recommendation, with one of them from the student’s advisor or mentor, should be submitted.  It is requested that these letters be submitted as e-mails by the letter writers.
  5. Applications are due by February 15, 2013.  They should be submitted electronically as a single pdf file (application, transcripts, etc.) to:
    Dr. John E. Mylroie
    Department of Geosciences
    Mississippi State University
    Mississippi State, MS  39762
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    Questions regarding the scholarship should be addressed to Dr. Mylroie.
    Applicants will be notified in early March of the decision of the Scholarship Committee.
    Publications derived from supported research should acknowledge the Karst Waters Institute and the William L. Wilson Scholarship.

    For more information, go to this webpage