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Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarship is the AAG's program for community college students. Two $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to students from community colleges, junior colleges, city colleges, or similar two-year educational institutions who will be transferring as geography majors to four year colleges and universities. These scholarships are funded by Darrel Hess, coauthor of the textbook Physical Geography: A Landscape Appreciation by McKnight and Hess, published by Prentice Hall.

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The Marble-Boyle Undergraduate Achievement Awards in Geographic Science offers educational support to their awardees, who are recognized for excellence in academic performance in the form of priority consideration for internships with ESRI and funds for books.

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The AAG International Geographic Information Fund offers small grants to support graduate research proposed by a student in any area of spatial analysis or geographic information science or systems.

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The Mel Marcus Fund for Physical Geography supports university instructors who wish to engage their students in field-based physical geography research in challenging outdoor environments.

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The Visiting Geographical Scientist Program welcomes applications for visits by prominent geographers to colleges and universities across the country. Its purpose is to stimulate interest in geography, especially in small departments that do not have the resources to bring in well-known speakers.

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Other Geography Grants for Education


E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Grants for Research in Geographic Education are intended to advance the frontiers of geography education by supporting and promoting innovative research in theory, practice, and application. Projects should enhance the understanding of geographic learning and teaching through original investigations of learning processes, techniques, and content. Projects may focus on geographic learning and teaching at any age level from pre-school to adult. 

Learn more about the E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Grants for Research in Geographic Education 

The Intergraph Education Grant Program recognizes innovative teaching practices. This program illustrates continued commitment to the advancement of geographic information sciences in the classroom. Through the use of leading-edge geospatial technology, students and teachers possess the tools needed to explore new possibilities and the power to impact the future of geographic information science and the geospatial industry.

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