Doctoral-Only Scholarships


Scholarship recipients MUST attend the Annual Alumni Reunion and Student Celebration

Only scholarships listed on the current year application form will be awarded


1) The Frank and Ivy Boehm Geography Scholarship honors Frank and Ivy
    Boehm for their strong support of  education as an avenue by which
    individuals can significantly contribute to improving our society. One
    scholarship is awarded each spring pending available funding, and applied to
    the following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. be a Ph.D. student in geographic education
  2. be competitive with a high grade point
  3. submit a 250 word request to the Director of the Grosvenor Center for
      Geographic Education that addresses need and qualifications
  4. students in the Summer Cohort program will get preference
  5. this award will be decided in consultation between the geography
     department chairperson and the Director 
     of the Grosvenor Center for Geographic Education
  6. extracurricular activities will be considered


2) The Ray and Marian Butler Environmental Geography Scholarship   
    honors Ray and Marion Butler of Omaha, Nebraska for their ongoing support
    of geography, travel and fieldwork and in honor of their 50th wedding
    anniversary on November 20, 1999. One scholarship is awarded each spring
    pending available funding, and applied to the following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. be a Ph. D. student in environmental geography
  2. use the award to support the costs of fieldwork on a dissertation topic
      examining environmental physical
      geography in the mountains of the western United States
  3. submit a 1,000-word essay describing his or her dissertation fieldwork and
      how the Ray and Marian Butler Scholarship would aid that fieldwork
  4. be enrolled in at least nine semester hours


3) The Detlefsen Dissertation Scholarship honors Mr. Bernard "Bernie"
    Detlefsen for his service to our country and his interest in places and maps.
    One scholarship is awarded each spring pending available funding, and
    applied to the following fall.

 Applicant must:
    1. have an approved dissertation proposal
    2. have a of scholarly productivity and leadership


4) The Detlefsen Doctoral Candidate Scholarship honors Mr. Bernard
    "Bernie" Detlefsen for his service to our country and his interest in places
    and maps. One scholarship is awarded each spring pending available
    funding, and applied to the following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. have passed comprehensive / qualifying exams
  2. have a record of scholarly productivity and leadership


5) The Detlefsen Doctoral Excellence Scholarship honors Mr. Bernard
    "Bernie" Detlefsen for his service to our country and his interest in places
    and maps. One scholarship is awarded each spring pending available
    funding, and applied to the following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. be a 2nd year student
  2. demonstrate excellence in coursework
  3. have a record of research productivity


6) The Detlefsen Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship honors Mr. Bernard
    "Bernie" Detlefsen for his service to our country and his interest in places
    and maps. One scholarship is awarded each spring pending available
    funding, and applied to the following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. have a Masters GPA>3.75
  2. have a strong record of professional activities
  3. be highly recommended in admission letters of reference


7) The Sandra E. Estaville Dissertation Research Scholarship honors
    Sandra Estaville for her support of the development and implementation of
    the Geography Ph.D. programs at Texas State University-San Marcos. One
    scholarship is awarded each spring pending available funding, and applied to
    the following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. write a proposal for dissertation research including research goals and time
      period
  2. submit letters of recommendation from the applicant’s research advisor and
      two members of the dissertation committee
  3. have a high GPA.


8) The Foster Family Doctoral Educational Fund in Geographic Education honors Ellen J. Foster, Ph.D., the third generation in her family to receive an education degree from the institution now known as
    Texas State University-San Marcos. One scholarship is awarded each spring pending available funding, and
    applied to the following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. write a proposal for dissertation research including research goals and time
      period
  2. submit letters of recommendation from the applicant’s research advisor and
      two members of the dissertation committee
  3. have a high GPA.


9) The Sally Ann Karnau Geography Dissertation Research Scholarship
    honors Sally Ann Karnau, one of the first five students in the Texas State
    Geography doctoral program. The scholarship will help other students who
    wish to pursue careers in geography. One scholarship is awarded each
    spring pending available funding, and applied to the following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. write a proposal for dissertation research including research goals and time
      period
  2. submit letters of recommendation from the applicant's research advisor and
      two members of the dissertation committee
  3. have a high GPA


10) The Mao-Geng Zhan Scholarship for Academic Excellence honors
     Mao-Geng Zhan's (Dr. F. Benjamin Zhan's late grandfather) emphasis on
     education, and inspired Dr. F.B. Zhan to seek academic excellence during
     his early childhood. One scholarship is awarded each spring pending
     available funding, and applied to the following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. be a geography doctoral student at Texas State
  2. have authored or coauthored (as first author) an article that has been
      published or accepted for publication  
      by an international or national refereed journal
  3. have conducted the cited research at Texas State University