Student Awards and Scholarships in Geography
A number of awards and scholarships are available to students who major in Geography. These awards are based either on general achievements within Geography, or in specific combinations of courses, and are normally announced at the Fall Convocation. The value of each award differs, and changes from year to year depending upon the interest earned by the endowment. Most of these awards are given automatically and students do not apply for them.
The following is a list of awards and scholarships available to Geography students:
FREDERICK and EDITH (ROBERTSON) BARAGAR SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship, established in memory of Frederick Baragar, 1914 graduate of Wesley College, and Edith (Robertson) Baragar, 1917 Lady Stick and graduate of Wesley College, by their family and friends, will be awarded alternately to a student of high academic standing in English or Geography who is continuing in a Major or Honours programme.
VICTOR DOLMAGE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP in GEOGRAPHY
This scholarship was established in 1980 in memory of Dr. Victor Dolmage, F.R.S.C., Senior Stick of Wesley College 1911-1912, and distinguished geologist. It will be awarded the student continuing towards a degree in Geography who has obtained the highest combined marks in GEOG-1201(3) Introductory Atmospheric Science, GEOG-1202(3) Introductory Earth Science, GEOG-2215(3) Mineralogy and Petrology and GEOG-2216(3) Physical Geology.
BRIAN EVANS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP in GEOGRAPHY
This fund was established in 1993 in memory of Dr. Brian M. Evans who taught Geography at the University of Winnipeg from 1963 to 1993. Scholarships will be awarded, on the recommendation of the Department, to one or more continuing students majoring in Geography in any undergraduate degree program.
MARCIA ANNE FAURER/PETER BENNETT MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP in GEOGRAPHY
This scholarship was established in 1996 in memory of Dr. Marcia Anne Faurer who taught geography at the University of Winnipeg from 1991 to 1995, and also honours the memory of Peter Bennett who taught Computer Mapping and GIS for several years in the Department of Geography. It will be awarded to the continuing Major or Honours student in Geography who has achieved the highest combined standing in GEOG-2304(3) Introductory Computer Mapping and GEOG-3302(3) Principles of Geographic Information Systems.
HUMBOLDT SCHOLARSHIP in GEOGRAPHY
Two scholarships have been established by Dr. Brian Evans in memory of his father. Each will be awarded on the nomination of the Department of Geography to a student of outstanding academic promise who is entering or continuing Major or Honours work in Geography at the University. Usually these will be students entering third or fourth year.
MINERALOGICAL SOCIETY OF MANITOBA
This scholarship was established in 2004 by the Mineralogical Society of Manitoba. The scholarship is awarded annually to the top student in GEOG-2215(3) Mineralogy and Petrology.
ANNA RIKKELMAN SCHOLARSHIP in GEOGRAPHY
This scholarship was established in 2001 by Anna Rikkelman, a former student with a deep concern for the health of the environment and the welfare of her fellow Manitobans. It will be awarded annually to a continuing student majoring in Geography in any undergraduate degree program who has contributed to environmental or humanitarian causes through active participation in local, national, or international organizations. Applications should be submitted to the Chair of the Geography Department before May 15 each year.
SUSAN L. ROGERS SCHOLARSHIP in GEOGRAPHY
This scholarship is provided by the Erica and Arnold Rogers Fund for Academic Excellence. It will be awarded annually to the most promising student entering the final year of the 4-year or Honours Geography programme.
CANADIAN ASSOCIATION of GEOGRAPHERS UNDERGRADUATE AWARD
This award is presented by the Canadian Association of Geographers to the most outstanding student graduating in Geography Honours/Majors 4-year programmes.
Medals are awarded at each Spring Convocation to students who achieve the highest standing for degree programs and for majors. Gold and silver medals are awarded to the students who achieve the highest and second highest standing for each degree program. Gold medals also are awarded to the students who achieve the highest standing for each major.
Students who graduate in the fall are considered for medals at the next Spring Convocation.
Past University Medal winners (Geography Majors)
Past Departmental Gold Medals winners
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