MSU Geography student in Bogota

Thank you to all who have contributed to the various Geography Department funds and scholarships. Your support helps to enhance our programs and benefit our students. Please consider donating to one of the Geography Department funds listed below.

The de Blij Geography Scholars
Instituted in 2013 by Harm de Blij and supported by other major donors to award scholarships to promising first-year students who choose to major in Geography at Michigan State University.

Owen Gregg Endowment for Global Climate Change Research
Established in 2012 to support global climate change science research in the MSU Department of Geography.

Geography at MSU Fund
Established in 2001 to promote the MSU Department of Geography, including related advertising, fundraising, travel, and similar expenses.

Geography Literacy Fund
To promote the field of Geography to students.

James Potchen Awards in Geography for Graduate and Undergraduate Students
Established in 2008 by Harm de Blij to fund yearly cash awards for outstanding graduate and undergraduate students based on GPA, progress towards degrees, and other quality indicators such as fieldwork and research.

Geography Field Experience Fund
Established in 2001 to fund student field experiences, including field trips, primary data collection, course-related field experience, and transportation and lodging expenses.

GTU/Geography Endowment Fund
Established in 1999 by Robert and Dorothy Thomas to fund geography-related student activities.

Harold A. “Duke” Winters Scholarship
To support graduate study in Geography at MSU.

Ian Matley Memorial Fund
Established to bring guest speakers to campus to enrich the geographic education of students and faculty.

Jay R. Harman Undergraduate Scholarship in Geography
To support undergraduate study in Geography at MSU.

Marjorie and Lawrence Sommers Geography Graduate Fellowship for International Research & Travel
A graduate fellowship to be awarded yearly for Masters or Ph.D. students to support international research and travel.

Daniel Jacobson Memorial Scholarship in Cultural Geography
The Daniel Jacobson Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student at the Junior level, majoring in Human Geography or Economic Geography, and especially interested in the cultural geographies of Native Americans, other marginalized groups, and geography education.


Please make checks payable to Michigan State University and send donations to:

Ashton Shortridge
Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
Geography Building
673 Auditorium Road, Room 115
East Lansing, MI 48824
(please specify the fund to which you are contributing)

You may also make an online gift to the Department of Geography Discretionary Fund with our safe and secure online gift processing system at the link below.

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