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Recent Graduate Student Awards

Graduate students in our school are encouraged to apply for awards that help fund graduate student research. Here's a list of recent national and international awards received by students in the school. 

2018

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (Government of Canada)
Karina Benessaiah, PhD Geography

PhD Dissertation Award (AAG Transportation Geography Specialty Group)
Taylor Oshan, PhD Geography

JE Fuller Internship Program (JE Fuller)
Ara Jeong, PhD Geography

 

2017

Dissertation Grant (Association of American Geographers)
Qunshan Zhao, PhD Geography

First prize, student paper competition (AAG Cyberinfrastructure Specialty Group)
Hu Shao, PhD Geography

Allianz Climate Risk Research Award
Elizabeth Tellman, PhD Geography

Concordium award for Innovations with Data
Marynia Kolak, PhD Geography

 

2016

Bernard Nietschmann PhD Field Study Award (Council of Latin American Geographers)
Beth Tellman, PhD Geography

Finalist, Student Paper Competition (AAG Cartographic Specialty Group)
Joanna Merson, PhD Geography

Finalist, Student Presentation Competition (AAG Landscape Specialty Group)
Qunshan Zhao, PhD Geography

 

2015

Masters Scholarship Award (Cartography and Geographic Information Society)
Pai Hui Yu, MAS-GIS

 

2014

David Sankey Minority Scholarship in Meteorology (National Weather Association)
Valeria Benson-Lira, MA Geography

Borlaug Fellowship for Global Food Security (USAID)
John Connors, PhD Geography

Boren Fellowship for Language Study (National Security Education Program)
John Connors, PhD Geography

First place, Student Paper Competition (AAG Cartographic Specialty Group)
Joanna Merson, PhD Geography

 

2012

US Student Fulbright Award
Christopher Galletti, PhD Geography

Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad
Jing Yao, PhD Geography

First place, Student Paper Competition (AAG Business Geography Specialty Group)
George Oliver, PhD Geography

Second Place, Student Paper Competition (Spatial Analysis and Modeling)
Ran Wei, PhD Geography

Human Dimensions of Global Change Dissertation Research Grant 
Kelly Turner, PhD Geography

Cultural Geography Specialty Group Dissertation Research Grant 
Scott Warren, PhD Geography

Thirteenth Annual Benjamin H. Stevens Graduate Fellowship in Regional Science (Spatial Analysis and Modeling)
Ran Wei, PhD Geography

 

2011

Fulbright Award
David Proffitt, MUEP