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Charles H.Sternberg Scholarship

2022 Corporate Sponsor AAPS

The Charles H. Sternberg Scholarship was created in 1992 in honor of Charles Hazelius Sternberg, the patriarch of the Sternberg family of commercial fossil collectors during the late 1800s and early 1900s who collected many fossil specimens seen in museums around the world This scholarship is meant to assist graduate level students doing research in macro vertebrate fossils.

A major requirement of acceptance is that the applicant must be active in field research and collecting. In other words, we want the applicant to get out and do work in the field. These funds should thus be primarily used for the collection and preparation of macro fossils.

The amount of the Charles Sternberg Scholarship will be $1,000.00 annually and includes a one-year renewable Associate Membership.

The applicant does not need to be a member of the Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences.

If you are interested, you may apply by sending a letter of application to include the focus of your studies, and thesis subject, what you need the money for, and what you plan on doing as a career.

You must also submit the following with your letter of application.

1. A letter of recommendation from one or more of your professors or advisors.
2. A current Curriculum Vitae or Collage Transcript.
3. A current photograph of the Applicant, which can be emailed, but it must be at least 400 pixels X 600 pixels and 72 dpi.

The application must be received by December 1st, to be considered for the following calendar year. You may send your application to:

Neal Larson, Scholarship and Grant Chairperson
C/O Larson Paleontology
P.O. Box 1313
Hill City, SD 57745

The Association of Applied Paleontological Sciences, AAPS, is a public charity under IRS section 501(c)(3). As such it is tax exempt for income tax purposes and is permitted to receive tax deductible gifts pursuant to the Internal Revenue Service. It is also able to receive tax deductible bequests for Estate Tax purposes. Donations to any of our scholarships and Grants are totally tax deductible here in the United States. 100% of all Scholarship and Grant donations are used for those purposes only. Specimens donated for our annual auction may also be deductible, but you need to check with your tax and estate planner.


Andrew A. Farke2001Charles H. Sternberg Scholarship
Darla Zelenitsky2002Charles H. Sternberg Scholarship
Sunny Hwang2003Charles H. Sternberg Scholarship
Allan Coulson2003Charles H. Sternberg Scholarship
Gerald Grellet-Tinner2004Charles H. Sternberg Scholarship
Torrey Nyborg2004Charles H. Sternberg Scholarship
Lukasz Modzelewski2012Charles H. Sternberg Scholarship
Kimberly Handle2013Charles H. Sternberg Scholarship
Grace Devault2020Charles H. Sternberg Scholarship
Christiana Garros2021Charles H. Sternberg Scholarship
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