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Undergraduate Scholarships in Geography and Atmospheric Science


The Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science has the following undergraduate scholarships available. Applications generally open in February every year. Available scholarships:

  • Kollmorgen – General Geography
  • Jenks – Cartography/GIS
  • Bohnstengel – Atmospheric Science
  • Joe Eagleman – Atmospheric Science

​Please review the full process before submitting materials.

Students only need to submit one application to be eligible for any of the department scholarships. The number and dollar amount of awards varies annually, depending on funding availability. Applications from women, minorities, students with disabilities, and other underrepresented students are strongly encouraged.


  • Scholarship applications open in February each year
  • Applications are due by March 15
  • Selections will be made by mid-April 

Eligibility requirements:

  • A minimum of two semesters at KU
  • 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Must be pursuing a degree in Geography or Atmospheric Science
  • Full-time Student

Selection criteria depend on the scholarship, which may include one or more of the following:

  • Course performance
  • Contribution to the department and fellow students (e.g. leadership in student organization)
  • Originality and independence displayed in an undergrad research project

Application requirements:

  • Completion of the application form (see below)
  • A one-page statement discussing your specific interests including career goals, activity in any academic organizations, projects, awards, your most important attributes and achievements that you believe qualify you for a scholarship, or other relevant information.
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Names of references

Please print out the form, fill it out and submit it, along with the other required materials, to the Department of Geography and Atmospheric Science, in the Lindley Hall Welcome Center, room 215, Lindley Hall, by the March 15 deadline.

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