Scholarships for Geography Majors

Geography is one of those great degrees that can take graduates far and wide – after they’ve completed their studies and managed to pay for them, of course. Which is where scholarships can come in handy, and luckily there are a number of scholarships awarded specifically to students of geography. Many universities with geography programs offer university-specific sociology scholarships to enrolled students. National professional and nonprofit organizations also provide opportunities for geography students to pay for their school and gain experience. To apply for one of these scholarships, you will need to provide a transcript, and you will probably have to have a GPA of at least a 3.0, perhaps higher. Some scholarships are awarded based on financial need, and others are for minority students or other groups. Use the list below to see what scholarships are out there.

Showing 1-18 of 18 scholarships
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  • 1,000 - 1,600
  • 8 awards
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|American Studies|Africana Studies|Gender Studies|Women's Studies|Political Science|Religion|Law|Geography|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Doctoral-level study|Post-doctoral level study|
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.5
View Details Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarship Association of American Geographers (AAG)
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  • 1,500
  • 4 awards
  • Dec-31-2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Geography|
  • School (College): |Two-year|Four-year|Community College|Junior College|City College|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|
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Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarship is a $1,500 fund given to students who are pursuing geography as a major. The scholarship was established by Darrel Hess, author of McKnight's Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation to support any educational expenses in pursuing post-secondary education.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.0
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  • 2,500
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +4 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Science|Communications|Biology|Environmental Studies|Hydrology|Fisheries|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as a |Legal U.S. Resident|
  • School (College): |University|Vocational-technical / Career College|Four-year|Accredited College|Accredited University|College|Accredited College or University|Current College Sophomore|
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Sponsored by the National Hydropower Association, this scholarship is created to encourage students to consider becoming part of the U.S. hydropower industry. It is available to current college sophomores or juniors who will be juniors or seniors beginning in the fall; or graduate students; with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent), who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at an accredited four-year college or university. The scholarship is also open to students with an equivalent GPA at an accredited vocational-technical school or programogram. Applicants must also be pursuing a program of study that is related to the hydropower industry: Engineering, sciences (biology, fisheries, and hydrology), communications, or environmental studies.
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details The Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography Association of American Geographers (AAG)
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • December 2017
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Physical Geography|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College|Faculty member|
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The Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography was established to carry on the tradition of excellence and humanity in field work espoused by Dr. Melvin G. Marcus. Grants from this fund will promote formative participation by students collaborating with faculty in field-based physical geography research in challenging outdoor environments. This fund is open to faculty applicants to support travel and logistical costs of including students in field research in physical geography. The award is intended to support the inclusion of one or more students in field-based research. The faculty member must join the student for a significant portion of the field work.
  • competition 3.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • Dec-1-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |History|Anthropology|Women's Studies|Art|Ethnic/cultural studies|English|Geography|Labor Studies|Literature|Sociology|Urban Studies|Communications|
  • Residence: Live in |California|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Graduate Student|Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|
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The Henning Graduate Fellowship in Labor Culture and History was created by The Fund for Labor Culture and History. This fellowship supports innovative study of the philosophies, identities, problems, and the expressive cultures of working people in the U.S.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 1,500
  • 1 award
  • August 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Geography|Urban Studies|Urban Planning|Environmental Studies|Urban Policy|
  • Ethnicity: Be |African American/Black|
  • School (College): Attend an |Historically Black College|Historically Black University|
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The Robert A. Catlin/David W. Long Memorial Fellowship was established to promote the profession of urban planning among Black students and build a community of Black planning professionals who supports one another.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 5.0
View Details Undergraduate STEM Scholarships Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC)
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  • 3,500
  • 1 award
  • Mar-15-2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Chemical Engineering|Welding Engineering|Civil Engineering|Manufacturing Engineering|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Geography|Mathematics|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Aeronautical Engineering|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering|Computer Engineering|Materials Science and Engineering|Biomedical Engineering|Geology|Astronomy|Control Engineering|Engineering Mechanics|Radiological Engineering|Systems Engineering|Petroleum Engineering|
  • School (College): Attend |Kent State University (OH)|University of Akron (OH)|Miami University (OH)|Ohio State University (OH)|Case Western Reserve University (OH)|University of Cincinnati (OH)|University of Dayton (OH)|Cedarville University (OH)|Central State University (OH)|Cleveland State University (OH)|Marietta College (OH)|Ohio Northern University (OH)|Ohio University (OH)|University of Toledo (OH)|Wilberforce University (OH)|Wright State University (OH)|Youngstown University (OH)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |College junior|College senior|
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The scholarship was established to award junior or senior undergraduate students whose pursuing in a STEM-related discipline at a member university. The award is worth $3,500 which is $2,500 from NASA and $1,000 from the university. Applicants must present their research at the Annual Student Research Symposium at the Ohio Aerospace Institute.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc. Founders Fund Scholarship Environmental Consortium of Hudson Valley Colleges & Universities
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  • 3,500
  • 1 award
  • April 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Natural Resources|Environmental Studies|Ecology|Zoology|Hydrology|Conservation Biology|Environmental Law|Environmental Policy|
  • School (College): |Institutional Member of Environmental Consortium|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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Established in the name of the Theodore Gordon Flyfishers, Inc (TGF) founders, the scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have demonstrated excellence and outstanding dedication in a field of study that falls within an environmental field of a school or department. Applicants shall be U.S. citizens and shall demonstrate merit with a current 3.5 GPA in the environmental concentration courses and an overall minimum 3.0 GPA.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.5
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  • 15,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Hydrology|Meteorology|Oceanic Sciences|
  • Residence: Live in |United States| as a |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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AMS Graduate Fellowship in the History of Science is a $15,000 fund given as a stipend to support a student in completing their dissertation on the history of the atmospheric, or related oceanic or hydrologic sciences. The award aims to support one year of research that approved by the student's advisor.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Ohio Space Grant Consortium Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC)
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  • 16,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Chemical Engineering|Welding Engineering|Civil Engineering|Manufacturing Engineering|Industrial Engineering|Mechanical Engineering|Geography|Mathematics|Computer Science|Electrical Engineering|Aeronautical Engineering|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering|Nuclear Engineering|Computer Engineering|Materials Science and Engineering|Biomedical Engineering|Geology|Astronomy|Control Engineering|Engineering Mechanics|Radiological Engineering|Systems Engineering|Petroleum Engineering|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Master's-level study|
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The Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC) provides financial support to students pursuing a graduate degree in a STEM-related discipline. Students must propose and initiate a research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor that will be presented at the Annual Student Research Symposium, held every April at the Ohio Aerospace Institute in Cleveland, Ohio.
  • competition 2.0
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Community College Scholarships Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC)
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  • 1,000
  • 1 award
  • October 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Manufacturing Engineering Technology|Engineering Technology|Manufacturing Technology|Industrial Technology|Geography|Mathematics|Computer Science|Biology|Chemistry|Physics|Aviation Technology|Geology/earth sciences|Nuclear Medicine|Information Technology|Computer Engineering|Mechanical Engineering Technology|Construction Engineering Technology|Dietetic Technology|Electrical Engineering Technology|Environmental Health and Safety Technology|Health Information Management|Integrated Systems Engineering Technology|Industrial Engineering Technology|Electronics Engineering Technology|
  • School (College): Attend |Columbus State Community College, OH|Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (OH)|Cuyahoga Community College (OH)|Lakeland Community College (OH)|Lorain Community College (OH)|Owens Community College (OH)|Sinclair Community College (OH)|Terra Community College (OH)|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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Community College Scholarships is an annual scholarship that provides a $1,000 fund to students who are in their sophomore. The applicants must be pursuing a STEM-related course. The awardee must be studying at any of the member community colleges.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.0
View Details DESGC Summer Research Internships NASA Delaware Space Grant Consortium
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  • 4,000
  • 1 award
  • February 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Technology|Geography|Mathematics|Science|
  • School (College): Attend |Delaware Space Grant Consortium, DE|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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The DESGC Summer Research Internships is awarded to a student who is currently enrolled at a DESGC institution. Applicants must be US Citizens.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details NASA/DESGC Undergraduate Tuition Award NASA Delaware Space Grant Consortium
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  • 5,000
  • 1 award
  • March 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Technology|Geography|Mathematics|Science|
  • School (College): Attend |Delaware Space Grant Consortium, DE|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|
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The tuition awards are intended for highly qualified undergraduate students who are currently attending a DESGC Consortium institution and pursuing a degree in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and geography.
  • competition 1.0
  • effort level 1.0
View Details Abraham Anson Memorial Scholarship ASPRS, The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society
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  • 2,000
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Technology|Geospatial Science|Photogrammetry|Remote Sensing|Surveying and Mapping|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
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The Abraham Anson Memorial Scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate student currently enrolled in a college or university in the United States. Applicants must be pursuing major in photogrammetry, remote sensing, surveying and mapping and geospatial science or technology
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 2.0
View Details Robert N. Colwell Memorial Fellowship ASPRS, The Imaging and Geospatial Information Society
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  • 6,500
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Remote Sensing|Geospatial Information Technologies|
  • Residence: Live in |United States|Canada|
  • School (College): Attend an |University|College|
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The Robert N. Colwell Memorial Fellowship is awarded to a graduate student enroll in a college or university in the United States or Canada. Applicants must be pursuing a program of study aimed at starting a professional career where expertise is required in remote sensing or other related geospatial information technologies
  • competition 3.5
  • effort level 4.5
View Details AWG Minority Scholarship Association for Women Geoscientists
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • June 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +2 More
  • Major: Study |Geology/earth sciences|Geoscience|Geophysics|Geochemistry|Hydrology|Meteorology|Physical Oceanography|Planetary Geology|
  • Ethnicity: Be |Native American|Hispanic|African American/Black|
  • School (College): |Accredited College or University|
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This scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to young minority women, pursuing an education and later a career in the geosciences. The student will be matched with a mentor in the same field for guidance and support. Applicants must be a contributor to the larger world community through her academic andpersonal strengths.
  • competition 2.5
  • effort level 2.0
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • n/a
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Major: Study |Geography|Marine Sciences|Marine Policy|Geological Sciences|
  • School (College): Attend |University of Delaware (DE)|
  • Age / Grade Level: |Master's-level study|Doctoral-level study|
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University of Delaware Graduate Student Funding Opportunities is open to graduate students who wants to pursue Marine Science and Policy, Geological Sciences, and Geography. The program aims to encourage students who are highly competitive to engage in research projects mentored by the institution's nationally ranked faculty.
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 4.5
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  • n/a
  • 1 award
  • August 2018
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: +1 More
  • Major: Study |Engineering|Nutrition|Law|Geography|Nursing|Science|Medicine|Dentistry|Epidemiology|Health Services|Social/behavioral sciences|Health Education|Statistics|Exercise Science|
  • Residence: |Permanent U.S. Resident|
  • Citizenship: |U.S. Citizen|Irish Citizen|E.U. Citizen|
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National Cancer Institute: Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program aims to provide support to candidates who are seeking for training in the field of cancer prevention and control. The applicants must have an MD, Ph.D., JD or other doctoral degree related to cancer prevention. The
  • competition 1.5
  • effort level 5.0
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