Scholarships in Geography

Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship for Recently Tenured Students

Award: $75,000, Deadline: October 2

Applicant must be a U.S. or Canadian citizen or permanent resident. Award is intended to support an academic year of residence at any national residential research centers. Program encourages exchanges across disciplinary lines that can be especially helpful to deepening and expanding the significance of projects in the humanities and related social sciences. Applications must be submitted through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (OFA). OFA is accessible through the Fellowship and Grant Programs section of the web site.

Dissertation Research Grant

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Applicant must be a member of AAG for at least one year.

Freehold Soil Conservation Scholarship (Neal W. Munch, Marvin 'Mac' Clark and William Schauer Scholarships)

Award: $2,000, Deadline: April 25

Applicant must be a resident of Middlesex or Monmouth County, NJ, who is majoring in a field related to natural resources.

Ta Liang Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: November 15

Applicant must be an ASPRS member. Award is designed to provide travel funds for research-related projects.

William L. Garrison Award for Best Dissertation in Computational Geography

Award: $3,500, Deadline: September 2

Awarded to support innovative research into the computational aspects of geographic science.

AAG Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Awarded to students from community colleges, junior colleges, city colleges, or similar two-year educational institutions who will be transferring as geography majors to four year colleges and universities.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Geography

AAG International Geographic Information Fund Awards

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 31

Awarded to full-time undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in spatial analysis or geographic information science or systems.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Geography

Professor Elizabeth F. Fisher Fellowship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: Early January

Applicant must be a woman and a graduate of Wellesley Coll who is planning research or further study. Preference is given for study in geography and geology and to those who have not previously held the award. Selection is based upon merit and need.

Loretta M. Antl Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must have minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Patrick L. Monahan Memorial Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: April 5

Applicant must demonstrate promise of significant professional contributions.

Dale and Coral Courtney Scholarship

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must submit an essay and faculty recommendations.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Geography

M. Brenn Green Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must be a first-time freshman who is majoring in one of the following areas: anthropology, criminal justice, economics, geography, health administration, political science, social psychology, social work, or sociology.

Brookshire Foundation Geography Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a resident of Kleberg County, Tex., with a minimum 2.75 GPA.

Cartography and Geographic Information Society Scholarship

Award: $1,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a member of ACSM and be enrolled full time in a four-year or graduate program.

ACSM Fellows Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: December 1

Applicant must be a member of ACSM and be enrolled in any of the ACSM disciplines.

Lambda Alpha International/Phoenix Chapter Scholarship

Award: $2,000, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must have completed minimum six credit hours in major and have declared a major. Applicant must be available to participate in interview with Lambda Alpha International Scholarship Committee.

Phelps Dodge Foundation Scholarship

Award: $3,500, Deadline: March 15

Applicant must be an Arizona resident, have a minimum 3.0 GPA (3.75 for incoming freshman), and demonstrate leadership ability and community service involvement. Preference given to students who reside in a Phelps Dodge area.

Memorial Conservation Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: May 1

Applicant must be a New Jersey resident who is a full-time student in good standing at an accredited college. Applicant must be an undergraduate enrolled in a major curriculum of agriculture or natural resource conservation, including agronomy, soil science, plant science, forestry, geography, journalism, agricultural education, environmental science, wildlife or fisheries management, environmental engineering, and other areas related to conservation.

Karen and Bruno Schmidt Scholarship

Award: $300, Deadline: January 15

Patricia Collins Amaral Memorial Fund

Award: $600, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must be a senior who has a minimum 3.0 GPA and who has demonstrated the finest qualities of leadership through participation in campus organizations and has rendered service of significant benefit to the campus community.

Alumni Association Scholarship

Award: -, Deadline: February 15

Applicant must demonstrate community leadership and have met the award criteria established by the Alumni Association's Scholarship Committee. Applicant must have completed 12 credits last semester and 24 credits at Bridgewater State College as of December 31. Applicants who have transferred from Massachusetts Community Colleges, Dean College, or Quincy College are eligible to apply.

Elizabeth Kurtz Memorial Scholarship

Award: $1,980, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum overall 2.5 GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA in major and must have completed at least 30 credits.

Gamma Theta Upsilon Award for Excellence in Geography

Award: $2,500, Deadline: February 1

Applicant must demonstrate excellence in Geography.

  • No Geographic Restrictions
  • No Restrictions
  • Geography

Vernon Lantis Scholarship

Award: $400, Deadline: March 1

Applicant must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Jacob Javits Fellowship

Award: -, Deadline: August 31

Applicant must not have completed his or her first year of graduate school and the fifth year of a five-year baccalaureate/master's degree is applicable. Applicant must demonstrate financial need and submit a FAFSA application.

Exxon Mobil Middle East and North Africa Scholars Program

Award: -, Deadline: October 1

Applicant must hold at least a bachelor's degree in geoscience, engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science, math, or geography. Applicant must be able to demonstrate a history of academic excellence and native fluency in Arabic, demonstrate English proficiency, exhibit exceptional leadership skills and cultural competency, be willing and able to travel to a regional location for a final selection activity, and be willing and able to reside in the United States for the full duration of study. Award is to assist in the completion of a master's or Ph.D. degree.

Liberal Arts and General Studies Degrees - Undergraduate Scholarship

Award: $500, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident who is a graduating high school senior or currently enrolled in a college or university pursuing an associates or bachelor's degree in one of the following areas: consumer sciences, cultural studies, ethnic studies, gender studies, geography, history, leisure studies, military studies, philosophy, political science, religious studies, social science, or social services.

NOAA Educational Partnership Program Undergraduate Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: January 31

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and full-time undergraduates who are in the second year of a four-year degree program or in the third year of a five-year degree program. They must be attending an accredited minority serving institution (MSI), and they must have a GPA of 3.2 or higher on a four-point scale. Applicants must be majoring in a discipline that is related to environmental, atmospheric or oceanic sciences. Selection is based on relevant coursework completed, stated career goals, recommendations and extracurricular activities.

Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors Memorial Scholarship Fund

Award: -, Deadline: June 1

Applicants must be Connecticut residents who are enrolled in or who have been accepted into a postsecondary academic program in surveying or a related subject (geography, engineering or science). They must have plans to pursue a career in land surveying and must demonstrate interest in the field through previous work experience or other activities. Selection is based on the overall strength of the application.

Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors Scholarships

Award: -, Deadline: May 15

Applicants must be high school seniors who are planning to study land surveying in college, or they must be working toward licensure under the direct supervision of a professional land surveyor. High school seniors must be Oklahoma residents who have a GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants who are already working in the field must be associate members of the Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors (OSLS) and must be recommended by a registered professional land surveyor. Selection is based on citizenship, leadership and commitment to professional land surveying.