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Why partner with the
Geological Society of America?

GSA brings together thousands of geoscientists, from seasoned professionals to committed students, who represent the best and the brightest hopes for the future of earth science. Your partnership helps to increase the vitality of the exceptional programs and activities offered at GSA meetings and throughout the year.


ExxonMobil donation
On 2 May, 2011, Bob Stewart (center) from ExxonMobil presented Joaquin Ruiz, GSA President (left), and Jack Hess, GSA Executive Director (right), a check in the amount of $40,000. Click on photo for larger image.

ExxonMobilExxonMobil is committed to supporting geoscience students, their education and traditional field camp training.

These funds are being used to create two new GSA/ExxonMobil Field Awards.

1. GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Excellence Award

This award recognizes one geology field camp instructor based on his or her safety awareness, diversity, and technical excellence. The following field camp leader has been awarded US$10,000 to assist with his summer field season.

Indiana University
(award accepted by Bruce Douglas)

2012 ExxonMobil-GSA Awardees
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2012 GSA/ExxonMobil


Click here for information
on how to apply.

2. GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Scholars Award

The GSA/ExxonMobil Field Camp Scholar Award funds summer field camp attendance for the following undergraduate students, who will receive US$2,000 each, based on diversity, economic/financial need, and merit, to attend the field camp of their choice.

3. ExxonMobil/GSA Bighorn Basin Fieldschool

ExxonMobil has a long history of supporting geoscience education in conjunction with GSA. Each summer they teach the ExxonMobil/GSA Bighorn Basin Fieldschool, and at our Annual Meeting, they teach Sequence Stratigraphy, Structural Analysis and Basin Analysis. The Field Camp Excellence Award and the Field Camp Scholarship Awards are additional examples of their commitment to geoscience students and education.

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Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America generously donates resources to help GSA further its mission in a variety of ways.
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Subaru, in partnership with GSA, has generously funded a new scholarship program to benefit undergraduate minorities considering a degree in the geosciences. The Subaru Minority Student Scholarship Program provides $1500 to one student at an accredited university or college in each of the six North-American GSA Regional Sections and in a World Bank designated low-income country from the International Section as nominated by a GSA Campus Representative. The student also receives a free registration to the GSA Annual Meeting that year and complimentary membership to GSA for one year. The purpose of the award is to encourage minority students to continue studies in the geosciences as a possible degree choice.

The recipients of the 2013 Subaru Minority Student Scholarship are:

Section Recipient
Northeastern Ashley Persaud, Hofstra University
Southeastern Reynaldo Ignacio, Appalachian State University
North-Central Benigno Alonzo, Northern Illinois University
South-Central Mario Mata, Angelo State University
Rocky Mountain Mishella J. Craddock, University of Montana–Western
Cordilleran Joan V. Lopez, California State University–Sacramento
International Cristhian Gómez-Plata, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

Nomination forms for the 2014 Program will be sent to GSA Campus Reps in January.

Introducing the all-new 2014 Subaru Forester

Subaru VIP Partners Program

GSA members may be elligible to SAVE up to $3,300 on a new Subaru. Now that's a member benefit!
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Women in Science Fund

Subaru funds the Subaru Outstanding Woman in Science Award, a prestigious award highlighted at the GSA Annual Meeting each year.

Education and Outreach Programs

Like geocaching — an adventure game for Global Positioning System (GPS) users to cache and find locations with actual hidden items — an EarthCache™ adventure is treasure-hunting for the caches that Earth has stored. EarthCache sites do not use containers; their treasure is the lessons people learn about our planet when they visit the site.

Subaru also sponsors the Women in Geoscience Mentoring Event at the GSA Annual Meeting, which addresses issues faced by women in geology.

GSA Annual Meetings

Subaru is traditionally a major sponsor for the GSA Annual Meeting.
In 2010, Subaru sponsored a field trip at the Annual Meeting in Denver. Click for more info

Subaru ForesterCorporate Vehicles

Two vehicles are provided to GSA for company use. These vehicles are emblazoned with images and logos that project the Society mission at the same time offering great visibility for Subaru. This year, we have two Outbacks that are being used for GSA business and also offered to GSA employees for carpooling.