Graduate-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 George D. Battle Memorial Scholarship Supporting Research in
    Climatology or Coastal Geography
honors George D. Battle's lifelong
    commitment to the study of the natural environment of Texas. One
    scholarship is awarded each spring pending available funding and applied to
    the following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. be a graduate student
  2. be studying climatology or coastal geography
  3. have a 3.0 or higher GPA


2) The Blanchard Family Geography Scholarship  was designed to help a
    student in financial need. One scholarship is awarded each spring pending
    available funding, and applied to the following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. be a graduate student
  2. have a 3.5 or higher GPA
  3. demonstrate financial need (currently defined as an annual income of
      $15,000/year or less) 
  4. be enrolled in at least nine semester hours


3) The Detlefsen Masters 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. have completed nine credit hours of graduate work with a GPA of 3.59 or
    higher
2. have a record of professional activity such as professional presentations and
    student organization participation


4) The Amita Malwade Graduate Scholarship in Human Geography honors
    Amita Malwade, a young,extremely dedicated and bright teacher and
    scholar, who died unexpectedly at age 35, only two months after receiving
    her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University in 1992. One scholarship
    is awarded each spring pending available funding, and applied to the
    following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. be a graduate student in human geography; special consideration will be
     given to students in population
     geography and social geography
  2. show high motivation and academic standards
  3. demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and research


5) The Natural Hazards Scholarship honors Dr. Gilbert F. White for his
    contribution to natural hazards research in geography and for his
    commitment in facilitating future generations of natural hazards geographers.
    One scholarship is awarded each spring pending available funding, and
    applied to the following fall.

Applicant must:
  1. be a graduate student who has a demonstrated interest in natural hazards
  2. have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  3. contribute product (e.g., paper, presentation, annotated bibliography) at the
      end of the scholarship period