Outstanding Graduating Senior

We give this award to a student from each of our major options, including:

  • Human Geography
  • Travel and Tourism
  • GIScience
  • Meteorology and Climatology

This is given to a student who has achieved academically and has been an asset to the department.

Floy Hurlbut and Jim Leak Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created to provide funds to geography students. Jim Leak began this fund made in memory of the late Dr. Hurlbut whom established the Muncie Travel Service in 1952. Dr. Hurlbut was also a professor of Geography at Ball State for many years. The scholarship name was later changed to include Jim Leak’s name due to his death in 1992. This award is based off your grade point average (GPA) and on your service to the department

Robert H and Esther L Cooper Science Student Award

To be eligible for this award, you shall use neither tobacco nor alcohol in any form, nor any illegal drug, and shall be of good moral character. The selection for the award is to be made on quality of person rather than financial need or scholastic ability.

Ralph and Mary Rothhaas Award for International Studies

This scholarship was first awarded in 1982-1983 to provide students with funds to attend the London Centre, now it goes to any student in an international program. You must be a geography major or minor and have three references from faculty members.

James Fidler Award for Academic Excellent in Meteorology and Climatology and David L. Odom Award for Outstanding Service in Meteorology and Climatology

Both awards go to students who are selected by faculty members of the Meteorology and Climatology Option.