History: The Kirk Scholarship was established in 2022 to support the department's efforts to increase diversity among undergraduates majoring in the Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (HAS). This scholarship, valued at $5,000 annually, is made possible by generous donations from University of Arizona alumni Daniel P. Kirk (BA 2013, Music) and Alyssa G. Kirk (BS 2014, MS 2020, HAS) and gifts from friends, family, and the community.
Eligibility and Selection: An applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student majoring in HAS with a minimum 2.75 or greater cumulative GPA. Students will be nominated by a faculty or staff member based on the student's ability to broaden perspectives and scientific approaches as demonstrated by the student's diverse life experiences (e.g., economic, educational, cultural, geographic, and/or familial background). A scholarship review committee comprised of HAS faculty and staff appointed by the Department Head will review and select recipients. The committee will evaluate each applicant based on the eligibility criteria. The number and amount of each award will be determined by the availability of funding. Scholarship recipients are eligible for renewal consideration if recipients continue to meet the eligibility criteria.