Department of Geography

Ruth Russell Memorial Scholarship in Geography

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding junior or senior student majoring in geography. Online application .

Criteria . Applications for this scholarship must:

  • be a declared Geography major
  • have completed 60 or more semester hours of college-level work
  • have the classification of junior or senior
  • have completed a minimum of 9 semester hours of course work in the Department of Geography
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Be enrolled full-time (12 or more semester hours)
  • submit at least one letter of recommendation in support of application

Applications

  • applications are available from the Geography Department (Tillman 313) or the Scholarship Office (Sherman 308)

Award

  • One $1000 award (annual)

Deadline

  • Applications are due April 2

Selection Process

  • A scholarship committee composed of faculty members in the Department of Geography will select the recipient.

Criteria for Renewal

  • The scholarship can be renewed for a second year if the recipient maintains a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA and remains enrolled full-time as a Geography major.

Inquiries

  • Geography Department
    312 Tillman Hall
    Western Illinois University
    1 University Circle
    Macomb, IL 61455-1390
    or
  • Scholarship Office
    Sherman Hall 308
    Western Illinois University
    1 University Circle
    Macomb, IL 61455-1390