Scholarships & Awards
The department has four scholarships specifically awarded to Geography and Planning students each year. These are the Robert Erving, Professor Lantis, Leland Meuter, and the Professor Trussell Scholarships. Amounts of these awards and scholarships range from about $500 to as much as $3,000. A few teaching assitantships are available each year for graduate students, as well.
To be eligible for any scholarships, a student must fill out an application with the University Financial Aid and Scholarship office.
- Robert Christopherson Geosystems Award in Climate Change
- Dustin Granville Memorial Scholarship
- Erving Memorial Scholarship
- Lantis Scholarship
- Meuter/Swor Memorial Award
- Trussell Scholarship
- Geography and Planning Outstanding Student
- Gamma Theta Upsilon, International Geographical Honor Society (by invitation)
The Robert Christopherson Award is available to undergraduate Geography students in the Physical/Environmental or Human/Planning options. To be considered, students should complete a GIS project, research paper, or map, on any aspect of climate change science, and present this work in a public forum such as the BSS Student Research Symposium or California Geographical Society conference.
The Dustin Granville Memorial Scholarship is awarded once a year to an outstanding geography major who has a sincere interest in sustainability and is involved in sustainable/environmental efforts on campus or in the community. This scholarship was established by family and friends who wish to remember and honor Dustin by providing support to Geography and Plannning students at California State University, Chico.
Recognition for singular or cumulative academic, extra-curricular activity and/or participation in geography. This award can be given to the following categories of undergraduate students:
- Overall Outstanding Geography and Planning Student
- Outstanding Student in Human Geography and Planning Option
- Outstanding Student in Physical and Environmental Geography Option
- Outstanding Student in GIS Technology Certificate
- Outstanding Student in Rural and Town Planning Certificate
Completed a minimum of three semesters and three geography classes; greater than 3.0 geography GPA and greater than 3.0 overall GPA. Graduate students must have greater than 3.3 geography and overall GPAs.
Consider off-campus opportunities. Scholarships or awards are often offered by professional groups in order to support the budding careers of deserving students.