Undergraduate Student Awards

Ernest L. Ohle, Jr. Award is presented to the senior judged to have the greatest promise for a successful career in the earth or planetary sciences and who has demonstrated superior academic achievement. The prize is funded by endowed donation from Dr. Ernest L. Ohle, Jr., an alumnus who compiled a distinguished career as a mining geologist.

Courtney Werner Memorial Prize is awarded to a senior student who has majored in Earth and Planetary Sciences and who has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Courtney Werner was an associate professor in the Department Geology and Geological Engineering at Washington University. He joined the Department in 1923, having worked as a geologist for Gulf Oil Company. The prize is funded by endowed donations from his friends and former students.

Margaret E. Bewig Memorial Field Camp Award is awarded to an EPSc major selected by the faculty from those attending summer field camp, based on a combination of academic merit and financial need. The award may be used to defray part of the cost of summer field camp.  Margaret Bewig was the Department Secretary and later the Administrative Assistant from 1963 to 1986. She died on May 26, 1991. The prize is funded by endowed donations from her friends, faculty, and former students.