The Karen Von Damm, PhD 1973 Memorial Scholarship

About This Scholarship

Karen Von Damm, passed away on August 15, 2008. She was a full professor and stellar researcher in marine geochemistry at the University of New Hampshire. Karen received her B.S. degree in Geology and Geophysics in 1977 from Yale University. She then conducted post-graduate studies at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution – Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joint Program in Oceanography, and received her Ph.D. in Oceanography from that program in 1983. Since 1992, she worked at the University of New Hampshire as a professor of geochemistry in the Earth, Oceans, and Space Department, as a researcher at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, and as an Assistant Director of the Complex Systems Research Center. In 2002, Karen was elected as a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union for her “unparalleled contributions to exploring and understanding the chemistry of submarine hydrothermal systems, and for her leadership and service to the mid-ocean ridge scientific community.” She was also elected Fellow of both the European Association of Geochemistry and The Geochemical Society.

This award, in the amount of $1,000, is awarded to a single student.

Applicant Criteria

  1. The student must demonstrate academic excellence.
  2. The student must demonstrate a a strong interest in biology and geoscience.

Please submit your application form via the website, and your addenda (see checklist), including essay question printed to the Alumni Association office in room 101.