Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) Scholarship

The purpose of Michigan State University’s (MSU) Supporting Women In Geography (SWIG) is to support women within the discipline of Geography by helping to empower them to pursue academic and/or professional careers in Geography.

Purpose of the Award:
The Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) Scholarship Award is a scholarship of $75 which will be awarded to a scholar of excellence.  These funds are provided by the Michigan State University (MSU) chapter of SWIG. The scholarship is intended to encourage students who are dedicated to furthering their academic and professional goals by seeking graduate opportunities.  Eligible applicants must be a senior Geography major (including additional major and second degree students) or minor at the time of application; female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must intend to pursue graduate studies in Geography or a related field.
Criteria for Applicants:
1) Senior majoring or minoring Geography at the time of application

2) Demonstration of academic excellence
Minimum GPA requirements: 3.0 Overall,  AND  3.3 Geography

3) Intention to apply for graduate studies in Geography or a related field.
Note: Receipt of completed graduate school application must be submitted for
award distribution
How to Apply:
To apply, please submit the following application materials as a .pdf to Raechel White
(raechel@msu.edu) by December 7th (12/07/18) with the subject line “SWIG Scholarship”.

1) Resume

2) Written response to the following (maximum 1 page):
Why did you decide to major/minor in Geography? How do you plan to further your interests in Geography during Graduate School?

Describe how your personal or professional goals both during and beyond graduate school are in line with the mission of SWIG.

3) Brief letter of recommendation (maximum 1 page) from a member of the Geography faculty

Letters of recommendation should be emailed to Raechel White (raechel@msu.edu) by December 7th (12/07/18).

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