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Ohio Geology Student Research

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Established in 2012, Ohio Rocks! is an educational outreach program that provides grants each year to Earth Science students at Ohio colleges and universities for research on the geology of Ohio. Additionally, the program funds outreach to Ohio’s K–12 schools in support of Earth science education, including publications, multimedia, and tours and lectures at the Ohio Geological Walk Through Time

Apply for an Ohio Rocks! Education Grant

Each year the Ohio Geological Survey awards grants to earth science students at Ohio colleges and universities for graduate- and undergraduate-level research on Ohio’s geology. Awards are given based on the quality of the student applications, the strength of their professors’ letters of reference, and the relevancy of their research. Each grant will be paid directly to the geology department of colleges or universities in the state of Ohio.

The recipients for academic year 2021‒2022 have been selected. Explore the drop-down panes below to view all past winners. Submission period for the 2022‒2023 academic year is now open. Download the application using the green download button on this page.

Past Winners by Academic Year


Dreadnaught Stubbs, Ohio University
Allison Young, University of Cincinnati


Michael Laneville, Bowling Green State University
Jonathan Luczak, University of Toledo


Eric Armstrong, University of Toledo
Allison Young, University of Cincinnati


Sutton Chiorini, Miami University
Fengyang Xiong, The Ohio State University


Cole Farnam, University of Cincinnati
Zach Smith, The Ohio State University
Christina Tenison, Miami University


Oliver McLellan, The Ohio State University
Thomas Zych, University of Toledo

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Daniel Gunther, Denison University
Clare Helmer, Kent State University
Abigale O'Connor, Miami University