Scholarships


GEOGRAPHY SCHOLARSHIPS

John F. Rooney, Jr. Outstanding Junior Scholarship is presented to the outstanding junior in the Department of Geography. The scholarship is named in honor of Regents Professor and former department head John Rooney, a pioneer in American sport geography who taught at OSU from 1969 to 1994 and remains active in sports research. $2,000 one-time award.*

A&S Outstanding Senior Award is presented to the outstanding senior in the Department of Geography. Recognition at the spring A&S Awards and Honors Banquet.*

Alyson L. Greiner Undergraduate Travel Scholarship is presented to Geography undergraduate majors to defray costs associated with travel that supports their professional development, such as attending a major conference or conducting undergraduate research. Named for and founded by Dr. Alyson Greiner, a member of the Geography Department since 1996. Up to $500 of qualifying travel expenses may be reimbursed. After travel, student must submit a one-page summary describing her or his trip.*

Stephen W. Tweedie Travel Scholarship is presented to any undergraduate or graduate Geography major to encourage student travel, personal development, and/or field research. Named for and founded by Steve Tweedie, OSU Geography professor from 1971 to 1997 and international traveler. Up to $500 for qualifying travel expenses may be reimbursed. After travel, student must present a departmental colloquium describing his or her trip and experiences.*

Robert E. Norris Field Research Award is presented to two graduate students to defray costs associated with travel costs and expenses incurred by students while conducting field work related to their theses and dissertations. Up to $1,500 of qualifying travel expenses may be reimbursed.*

Robert E. Norris Conference Travel Award is presented to two graduate students to defray costs associated with travel to conferences for the purpose of presenting original, student-authored research. Up to $500 of qualifying travel expenses may be reimbursed.*

Robert E. Norris Memorial Scholarship is presented to the outstanding first-year master’s student in the Department of Geography. Bob Norris was a faculty member, well-known textbook author, and friend to OSU students from 1975 until his untimely death in 1991. The scholarship honors Dr. Norris’ dedication to student welfare and his outstanding contributions to the department. $2,000 one-time award.^

Robert and Lucy Fite Scholarship is presented to the outstanding first-year doctoral student in the Department of Geography. The award is named in honor of Robert C. Fite, who served as a faculty member in the department for 33 years between 1949 and 1982, as well as his wife Lucy, who was an integral part of his geographic career. $2,000 one-time award.^

Jerry Croft and Family Award in Geography Education is presented to an undergraduate or graduate student in Geography or Secondary Social Studies Education with an expressed interest in geographic education. Named for and founded by former Geography professor Dr. Jerry Croft and family. $1,400 one-time award.*

Susan Shaull Medal for Excellence in Teaching is presented to the outstanding graduate teaching associate or assistant in the Department of Geography to recognize excellence in teaching as well as the hard work and dedication that characterized Susan’s life. $500 and plaque; recipient selected by ad hoc committee; all eligible graduate student instructors considered (previous year’s recipient ineligible).$2,000 one-time award+

* Selected by Awards Committee from student applications
^ Selected by Awards Committee from faculty nominations
+ Selected by Shaull Award Committee (Awards Committee plus Head, GTAC, and course coordinators)