The Southeastern Geophysical Society


Download an 2022 SGS Scholarship Application form to apply. Scholarships are made possible by corporate donations and member sponsorship of Golf Tournament and 2021 Wine and Cheese event.

Don't forget scholarship applications are due April 30th!

Applications are reviewed and awarded by the SGS Scholarship Committee based on academic achievement, community service and/or employment history, extracurricular activities, and financial need. Applications will not be considered unless the required transcripts and letters of recommendation are received by the Committee by the deadline. The form and supporting documents must be received by the Scholarship Committee by April 30th.

Scholarship Application Process:
1. Complete the scholarship application form
2. Gather the required supporting documents (a list of the required documents for each educational level is provided in Section Two on the attached scholarship application form).
3. Deliver the application form and supporting documents to a member of the Scholarship Committee via hand delivery, email or mail-in.

The 2021-2022 SGS Scholarship Committee Members are:

Joshua Richardson, Current SGS President (
Ken Reynolds, Past SGS President (
Ellen Clark Reynolds, Prior Past SGS President (
Eric Zimmerman, University Liason (

4. Mail-in forms and documents can be sent to the following mailing address and must be post-marked April 30th for consideration: SGS Scholarship Committee, P.O. Box 57141, New Orleans, LA 70157

Eligibility Requirements:
Applicant is enrolled or planning to enroll in college for the next academic year.
Applicant is one of the following:
High school senior planning to attend college next fall
Undergraduate or graduate college student
Applicant has not been a previous recipient of an SGS Scholarship award.

If you were unable to participate in the SGS Fundraising Golf Tournament or 2021 Wine and Cheese event, but would like to donate personally to the Scholarship Fund, you can do so by check, cash or online payment via credit card. To donate funds to the SGS Scholarship Fund online, click the donate button below:

The SGS thanks you all for supporting local university students. Due to the success of our annual golf tournament/Wine andd Cheese scholarship fundraisers, this year we were able to fund three scholarships.

In addition to and independent of the SGS Scholarship, our parent society SEG also runs a Scholarship Program. If you have any questions in regard to the SEG Scholarship please e-mail

SGS Monthly Technical Luncheon

Please join the Southeastern Geophysical Society for our virtual monthly technical luncheon. Our Next luncheon is TBD.

SGS Technical Luncheon

Current Outreach

It's been 2 years and now community outreach events are back!

The first outreach opportunity for our SGS membership is the Girl Scouts B.I.G. (Believe in Girl) Event. This event will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 9:30am - 2:00 pm on the campus of Southeastern Louisiana University. This event brings thousands of young ladies from all over Southeast Louisiana together to learn about a large variety of STEM topics and fields.

We would love to have you come out and join us to make some noise with our geophone display and work with our fellow geo friends in NOGS. Shifts can be in 2 hour increments (9:30 - 11:30/ 12:00 - 2:00) or you are welcome to stay all day.

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Lisa Kennedy @ 504-782-7100 (call or text). Ladies, if you are available, your presence at this event would be greatly appreciated. For the Girl Scouts attending the event seeing and talking to female scientists is a great opportunity. Gentlemen, you are always more than welcome too. We also welcome any high school or college students who would like to volunteer as well.

Upcoming Outreach

Super Science Saturday on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at the Children's Museum in City Park NOLA.

This is one is "Super" fun because we tend to get a lot of little ones at this event. They love to come up to our table and make as much noise as they can!

I would love to have our SGS membership jump back in with both feet and have some enthusiastic volunteers for these 2 events. High school and college students are also welcome to volunteer with us at our table as well. Volunteer shifts are 2 hours each and the events usually last about 4 hours total.

If you would like to volunteer for either of these events, you can contact me or Tom Bergeon (below) and we will add you our volunteer list.

Contact Lisa Kennedy or Tom Bergeon to sign up! Thank you!

Lisa Kennedy (504-782-7100)

Tom Bergeon (504-237-2707)


SGS will be having our spring social TBD


Education events TBD

The Southeastern Geophysical Society proudly announce the

2021 SGS Spring Acquistapace’s Wine/Cheese Scholarship Event

WHEN: Thursday, March 25, 2021

WHERE: In your home virtual event, supplies provided

WHY: To Engage SGS members in a safe social activity (virtual) and continue to support student scholarships during exceptionally challenging times

WHAT: We virtually share imported 2 wines/2 cheeses and learn about their history, how they are made, and how they are best enjoyed by the experts who imported them for Acquistapace’s, while helping to continue our student scholarship program. For each wine/cheese package, we are charging $95 and encourage those who are willing and able to make additional contributions directly to the scholarship fund.

REGISTER: 2021 Wine & Cheese Form


COST: $95 per package

PAYMENT: Paypal (Below) or via check to P.O. Box 57141, New Orleans, LA 70157

Wine and Cheese Scholarship Fundraiser

SGS Scholarship Fund Donation


Our membership runs from June 1st one year to May 31st the next. The current membership form can be downloaded here: 2019-2020 SGS Membership Application Form

SGS membership renewal requests will soon be emailed by the SGS Secretary to individuals with expired memberships in August. If you do not receive one, then your membership is probably up-to-date.

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