Students measuring a large tree by wrapping their arms around it.Western Michigan University is flexible and responsive to the ever-changing demands of the world. To meet the needs of society, WMU investigates, develops and produces new knowledge; contributes to technological and economic advancement; and elevates the human condition through community outreach and engaged scholarship.

The Department of Geography, Environment, and Tourism at Western Michigan University has established the following fundraising priorities:

  • Establish undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships to attract and retain top students in our programs.
  • Upgrade student laboratories. Providing state-of-the-art laboratories in geospatial and planning technologies will enhance teaching and learning of our students and provide them with the skills and tools needed to succeed as professionals.

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Geography scholarships and awards

Lucia C. Harrison

  • Lucia C. Harrison Endowed Memorial Geography Fellowship
  • Lucia C. Harrison Graduate Student Research Grant
  • Lucia C. Harrison Geography Graduate Tuition Scholarship

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Dr. Oscar H. Horst

  • Dr. Oscar H. Horst Endowment for Geography Award

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Milton E. and Ruth M. Scherer

  • Milton E. and Ruth M. Scherer Fellowship

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Elen M. Cutrim

  • Elen M. Cutrim Memorial Scholarship in Geography

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Dr. Joseph P. Stoltman 

  • Dr. Joseph P. Stoltman Endowed Scholarship

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Mary Upjohn Meader

  • Mary Upjohn Meader Incoming First-Year Student Award
  • Mary Upjohn Meader Study Abroad Award


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