Huber Self Geography Scholarship: Scott McConaghy
The Self Scholarship was established in 1981 and honors Dr. Huber Self who retired in 1980 after devoting more than 33 years of his professional life to the advancement of geography at Kansas State University. The scholarship is supported by Dr. Self, alumni, and friends of the Department of Geography. It is presented to an outstanding undergraduate geography major.
H.L. “Sy” Seyler Undergraduate GIScience Scholarship: Sam Belling
The Seyler Scholarship was established in 2006 and honors Dr. H.L. “Sy” Seyler who retired in 2000 after devoting nearly three decades of professional service to the advancement of both geography and geographic information science at Kansas State University. The scholarship is supported by alumni and friends of the Department of Geography.
William D. Grimm Memorial Scholarship: Hunter Rose
The Grimm Scholarship was established in 1992 and honors William, a 1986 K-State Geography graduate who was killed in the Persian Gulf War on 31 January 1991. The scholarship is supported by the Grimm family, alumni, and friends of the Department of Geography. It is presented to an outstanding undergraduate geography major.
LeBlanc Outstanding Undergraduate Major Award: Scott McConaghy
The LeBlanc Award was established in 1977 and is made possible through the generosity of Leonard LeBlanc III, who earned a B.S. in Geography in 1973. It is presented to an outstanding undergraduate geography student.
National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)/Association of American Geographers Award for Excellence of Scholarship: Caleb Wilson
The NCGE/AAG Award was established in 1979 is presented to the graduating senior in K-State Geography with the highest grade point average. The cash award is supported by the Department of Geography.
White Geography Graduate Teaching Assistant Excellence Award: Claire Ruffing & William Wetherholt
The White Award was established in 1989 and is presented to the K-State Geography graduate student selected for outstanding performance as a teaching assistant. The White Award is made possible through the generosity of Steve and Sue White.
Rumsey B. Marston Scholarship: Bryce Marston
The R.B. Marston Scholarship was established in 1986 and honors the memory of Rumsey Bissell Marston, and is supported by the Marston family, alumni, and friends of the Department of Geography. The scholarship is presented to a graduate student who writes a thesis or dissertation proposal in physical geography that involves a significant level of well-conceived fieldwork.
Graduate Student Leadership Award: Lynn Brien
The Leadership Award was established in 2002 to recognize K-State Geography graduate students for their professionalism, dedication, and leadership. The Leadership Award is supported by alumni and friends of the Department of Geography.
Mary Dobbs Outstanding Citizenship Award: William Wetherholt
The Mary Dobbs Award was established in 2006 to honor the memory of Mary, a K-State Geography doctoral student who passed away in Fall 2006 and was awarded the Ph.D. posthumously. The Dobbs Award is presented to geography students who best exemplify the spirit of the department and a willingness to give “110 percent.” The Dobbs Award is supported by alumni and friends of the Department of Geography.
Milton and Emma Jean Rafferty Gamma Theta Upsilon Geography Scholarship: David Ratzloff
The Rafferty scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy geography graduate or undergraduate student who is a member of and an active participant in the Beta Psi Chapter of Gamma Theta Upsilon at Kansas State University. The scholarship is named in honor of Milton and Emma Jean Rafferty and provides financial assistance to a student enrolled in the Department of Geography.
Robert H. Williams Undergraduate Geography Scholarship: Megan McHaney
The Williams scholarship is awarded annually to a worthy geography major. The scholarship is named in honor of Robert H. Williams and provides financial assistance to undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Geography at Kansas State University.