Scholarships and Fellowships

Students in the Department of Geography, Environment, and Tourism at Western Michigan University may apply for a variety of financial support.

A group of students with awardsGeography Endowment

The department supports its students in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Providing supplies, travel, and summer stipends for undergraduate and graduate students to complete scholarly projects with a faculty mentor.
  • Maintaining state-of-the-art laboratories that help enhance the teaching and learning of our students and provide them with the skills and tools needed to succeed as professionals. 

Support Geography

UNDERGRADUATE

Dr. Joseph P. Stoltman Endowed Scholarship

Joseph P. Stoltman specializes in geographic education. This endowment award supports the teaching and academic study of geography. Learn more about this award.

Lucia C. Harrison Endowed Memorial Geography Scholarship

This scholarship supports outstanding juniors and seniors who are majoring in community and regional planning, geography, the teaching of geography, and tourism and travel. Learn more about this award.

Mary Upjohn Meader Incoming Freshman Award

This scholarship supports outstanding freshman who are majoring in geography, tourism and travel, or community and regional planning. Learn more about this award.

Mary Upjohn Meader Study Abroad Award

This award supports study abroad endeavors for undergraduate students majoring in geography, tourism and travel, or community and regional planning, or for a geography graduate student. Learn more about this award.

Dr. Oscar H. Horst Endowment for Geography Award

This endowment award has been established to support undergraduate students who study abroad. Learn more about this award.

Other scholarships

You may also be eligible for scholarships offered through The Office of Financial Aid.

Graduate

Lucia Harrison Geography Graduate Student Research Grant

The Lucia Harrison Geography Graduate Student Research Grant will pay up to $1,000 for expenses related to thesis research. The grant can only be awarded to a student once but can be held concurrently with other funding sources. An application form and proposal must be completed with the assistance of the thesis committee. Contact the department for more information.

Lucia Harrison Geography Graduate Tuition Scholarship

The Lucia Harrison Geography Graduate Tuition Scholarship is given to all geography graduate students who are awarded a Department of Geography teaching assistantship. The scholarship pays for additional tuition and fees every semester that the student is on assistantship.

Dr. Joseph P. Stoltman Endowed Scholarship

Joseph P. Stoltman specializes in geographic education. This endowment award supports the teaching and academic study of geography. Learn more about this award.

Mary Upjohn Meader Study Abroad Award

This award supports study abroad endeavors for undergraduate students majoring in geography, tourism and travel, or community and regional planning, or for a geography graduate student. Learn more about this award.

Milton E. and Ruth M. Scherer Fellowship Application

Applicants for this two-year fellowship must demonstrate outstanding academic achievements and shall exemplify the values of Milton and Ruth Scherer by demonstrating a strong commitment to completing a master’s degree program in geography with a research focus on Asia (Southwest, South, Southeast and East Asia). Learn more about this award.

Funding

Travel