UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Geography and Geographic Information Science

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Geography Scholarship


Selection Criteria

  • declared geography major for the academic year prior to receipt of scholarship
  • must have completed at least 5 geography courses at time of application
  • no "Incomplete" grades on student record
  • full-time student
  • must have 2 semesters of full-time study remaining at UWRF
  • minimum 3.30 overall GPA 3.50 geography GPA student's minor is not a consideration for the award
  • the scholarship will be awarded at the discretion of the of the Dept. of Geography Scholarship Committee

Scott Nelson Memorial Fund


Scott Nelson, from Bloomer, WI, was a Geography major in the 1970s. He received his degree in May 1976 and shortly after, he joined the Western Slope Fire Center to fight the many forest fires that plagued the western states that summer. With flames surrounding them, several firefighters jumped into a lake to allow the flames to pass over them. Sadly, there was not enough oxygen left for them to survive, and three died, including Scott. The Scott Nelson Fund was established to fund activities of the Student Geography Organization and the department that benefit our students. Contributions to this account may be used to help fund events, correspondence and activities for Geography students and alumni.

Geography Department Fund


Contributions to this account may be used to help fund events, correspondence and activities for Geography students and alumni.


Giving Procedures
 

The UWRF Foundation Office accepts gifts by credit card or check.  Checks should be made payable to UWRF Foundation and mailed to:

UWRF Foundation
410 S. 3rd Street
River Falls, WI 54022

*Be sure to direct your gift to the fund, college or program you would like to support

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Contact Us

Geography and
Geographic Information Science
geography@uwrf.edu
715-425-3264
8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
344 Kleinpell Fine Arts

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