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Donor Support

Thank You!

The Department of Geography is grateful to its alumni and friends for their financial support over the years.  Our donors have had a big impact, making a difference not only to the Department as a whole, but to the lives of many individual students.  

There is always a real need for funds to support academic departments.  As we strive for higher standards and more and better opportunities for our students, we depend on the caring and generous nature of alumni and friends like you to meet these ever increasing financial needs.  

Your gift to the Department of Geography can take many different shapes. The information below may help you find the type of gift that best meets your needs,  the impact you want, and the way you want to give.  The CU Foundation can also assist you with your needs, be they for targeted or unrestricted programs.

Geography Department Fund

This fund is for academic support in the broad sense.  If giving online and you want your gift to go to a specific scholarship, please provide scholarship name in the  “Comments” section.
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Undergraduate Scholarship Programs  

A. David Hill Scholarship Fund

Established by Richard L. Knowlton out of his great respect for his former teammate and for the way Professor Emeritus A. David Hill has distinguished himself in the field of Geography, a subject very important to Mr. Knowlton.  Applicant must be a full-time senior majoring in Geography, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Geography.  Award is based on merit and demonstrated financial eligibility.
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Albert W. Smith Geography Scholarship

Established in 1983 to honor Professor Smith at his retirement from the Geography Department faculty after thirty-one years of service to the University.  Applicant must be a full-time senior majoring in Geography.  Award is based on academic performance. 
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Karl and Barbara von Dreden Stacey Scholarship

Established by Katherine and Frank Baxter in honor of Katherine’s parents, Barbara von Dreden (CU class of 1940) and Karl Stacey (CU class of 1936).  Applicant must be a junior or senior majoring in Geography, and a graduate of a Colorado high school.  Award is based on academic performance and financial need.   
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Theodore C. Myers Memorial Scholarship

Named in honor of long-time geography instructor Ted Myers.  Scholarship is awarded to the undergraduate student with the most exceptional honors thesis.    
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   Please specify "Theodore C. Myers Memorial Scholarship" in the Comments field.

Graduate Scholarship Programs

Gary L. Gaile DART Graduate Fellowship in Geography

This fund provides a fellowship/scholarship for Geography MA and PhD students doing field research addressing social and environmental concerns in developing areas.      
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James A. and Jeanne B. DeSana Graduate Research Scholarship Fund

This fund provides invaluable support for graduate student research.
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Gilbert F. White Dissertation Fellowship

Named in honor of Professor Emeritus Gilbert F. White, this fellowship provides funding to outstanding Ph.D. students in the final year of dissertation preparation.  Students are nominated by their academic advisors.  Award is based on merit and financial eligibility.      
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To Give by Mail, download Donor Support form (pdf)