A hand holding the GEOG logo with the words "Our future is in your hands" and "Charitable Giving"Thank you! The Department of Geography is grateful to its alumni and friends for their financial support over the years. Our donors have had a big impact, making a difference not only to the Department as a whole, but to the lives of many individual students.  

There is always a real need for funds to support academic departments. As we strive for higher standards and more and better opportunities for our students, we depend on the caring and generous nature of alumni and friends like you to meet these ever increasing financial needs.  

Your gift to the Department of Geography can take many different shapes. The information below may help you find the type of gift that best meets your needs, the impact you want, and the way you want to give. The CU Foundation can also assist you with your needs, be they for targeted or unrestricted programs.

Geography Department Fund

This fund is for academic support in the broad sense. If giving online and you want your gift to go to a specific scholarship, please provide scholarship name in the  “Comments” section.

Undergraduate Scholarship ProgramsA. David Hill Photo Portrait  

A. David Hill Scholarship Fund

Established by Richard L. Knowlton out of his great respect for his former teammate and for the way Professor Emeritus A. David Hill distinguished himself in the field of Geography, a subject very important to Mr. Knowlton. Applicant must be a full-time senior majoring in Geography, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Geography. Award is based on merit and demonstrated financial eligibility.

Albert W. Smith Geography Scholarship

Established in 1983 to honor Professor Smith at his retirement from the Geography Department faculty after thirty-one years of service to the University. To provide support for students in the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder. Award is based on academic performance.  

Karl and Barbara von Dreden Stacey Scholarship

Established by Katherine and Frank Baxter in honor of Katherine’s parents, Barbara von Dreden (CU class of 1940) and Karl Stacey (CU class of 1936). This scholarship supports undergraduate students to engage in summer research with faculty. Preference given to applicants who are juniors or seniors majoring in Geography, and graduates from Colorado high schools. Award is based on academic performance.

Theodore C. Myers Memorial Scholarship

Named in honor of long-time geography instructor Ted Myers. Scholarship is awarded to the undergraduate student with the most exceptional honors thesis.     

Mable B. Duncan Scholarship Fund

To support scholarships for Geography majors at the University of Colorado Boulder, based on financial need.       

Graduate Scholarship Programs

Gary L. Gaile DART Graduate Fellowship in Geography

This fund provides a fellowship/scholarship for Geography MA and PhD students doing field research addressing social and environmental concerns in developing areas.       

James A. and Jeanne B. DeSana Graduate Research Scholarship Fund

This fund provides invaluable support for graduate student research.

Gilbert F. White Dissertation Fellowship

Named in honor of Professor Emeritus Gilbert F. White, this fellowship provides funding to outstanding Ph.D. students in the final year of dissertation preparation. Students are nominated by their academic advisors. Award is based on merit and financial eligibility.       
Donate   Please specify "Gilbert F. White Dissertation Fellowship" in the Comments field.  

Geography Graduate Student Support FundJennifer Dinaburg Photo Portrait

To provide support for graduate students in the Department of Geography at the University of Colorado Boulder. Support may include research support and equipment purchases. Gifts to this fund can be made in memory of (IMO) Jennifer Dinaburg.       
Donate   Please specify "In Memory of Jennifer Dinaburg" in the Comments field.  

To Give by Mail, download Donor Support form (pdf)