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There are multiple scholarship opportunities available to Geography undergraduate and graduate students. The SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships has an application form that you can complete to auto-apply to many University, College, and Department scholarship opportunities. Once you complete this form, you may be referred to additional scholarship opportunities that require additional application material

A partial list of scholarship opportunities that students may apply to outside of the University Scholarship office system is below.

If you have any questions regarding scholarship opportunities in Geography, please contact Candra Young at the Geography Department.

Partial List of Geography Student Scholarship Opportunities

Geography scholarships administered through the SDSU Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships include:

  • Alvena Storm Award (~$1000)
  • Lauren Post Award ($750)
  • McFarland Award (~$4000 - $6500)
  • Ned Greenwood Award for Physical Geography (~$600 - $1000)
  • William and Vivian Finch Award for Remote Sensing (~$4000 - $6000)
  • Wright Cartography Award (~$1000)

The following awards are administered through the department and available for eligible graduate students only - calls for applications will go out the 1st week in March each year.

  • Long Gen Ying Travel Fund (PhD students only, for travel in China - up to $3000)
  • Vivian Finch Latin American Fund (to support research in Latin America - up to $2000)
  • Montaha Deek Curti Scholarship for Work in Social and Environmental Justice (currently $500)

Additional scholarship opportunities may be made available to students on an ongoing basis via the department, the University, or your advisor.