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Department of Geography

University Scholarships and Awards

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Departmental Scholarships and Awards

Each Spring the Department recognizes superior students at Honor's Day with the following awards.

To see a list of previous award and scholarship recipients please click here.

Award Name

Award Description

Artex International, Inc. Award in Geography

Given to the graduating senior who has a high GPA and participates in campus activities.

C. Kenneth Anderson Memorial Award in Geography & Sociology

Given to a student with a strong grade point average in Geography or Sociology, and one who will be able to make a strong contribution to the fields of Geography or Sociology.

Dr. Charles F. Hess Graduate Student Award in Geography

Given to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding achievement.

Dr. Robert L. Koepke Graduate Student Award in Geography

Given to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding achievement.

Dr. Carl Lossau Distinguished Student in Geography Award

Given to an undergraduate Geography major with high academic achievement.

Dr. Robert E. Mendelson Graduate Student Award in Geography

Given to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding achievement.

Geography Student Assistance Award

Given to a geography major who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in his or her graduating class.

John Rutherford Ott Award in Earth Science

Given to an outstanding student studying Earth Science.

Gloria Man-wai Cheung So Award in Geography

The Gloria Man-wai Cheung So Award in Geography was generously established by the family of Gloria So (MS Geography, 1986). The student selected to receive this award is determined by a committee appointed by the Chair of Geography. Preference is given to international students, especially those from China and Asia, however the award is open to all students.

Owen Sullivan Award

Given to the top student in Geographic Education who is entering the teaching field.

The Noble R. Thompson Award

The Noble R. Thompson, III Student Award in Geography was established through donations to a fund established to celebrate his commitment to geography and geographic education. The undergraduate or graduate student(s) selected to receive the award exemplify in some way Noble's ideals, character, and commitment to geography.

Susan York Memorial Award

Given to an outstanding student in Geography.

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