Scholarship selection is based upon many factors including GPA, Student status, field of emphasis, residency and need; the selection process is completed in the spring semester.


Apply Early! Final Application Deadline - February 1st  

To submit anapplication, follow these steps:


+ go to

+ select scholarships

+ select continuing undergraduates (or graduate students, if applicable)


Scholarships offered in the Department of Geography:


  • Vivian Billick Mining scholarship
  • Viola Vestal Coulter Undergraduate
  • John Joseph Crowley Scholarship
  • Marie Crowley Scholarship
  • Alex Fittinghoff Scholarship
  • Enviroscientists Inc.
  • Chris Exline Geography Scholarship
  • Exline Land Use Scholarship



  • Department of Geography Scholarship
  • Gignoux Family Memorial Mining Scholarship
  • Parker Liddell Mining Scholarship
  • Joseph Stuntebeck Geography Scholarship
  • Richard Taylor Scholarship
  • Geoffrey David Terrile Memorial Scholarship
  • John James Scholarship was created for high school students and their families as a comprehensive online resource with the help and tools students need to get started on the path to college.


Student Awards

Mackay Statue on the Quad

Student Awards 2008-2009

Scheid Award - Steve Connett
Department Outstanding Undergraduate Award - Michael Freeman
Department Outstanding M.S. Land Use Planning Award - Robert Rule
Department Outstanding M.S. Geography Award - Candace Wheeler


Tuition and Fees


Financial Aid

There are many sources of financial aid and way to pay for college. These include College of Science scholarships, work-study programs and paid internships.


Submit Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at by March 1 for maximum consideration. If you apply after that date, you will be considered for any remaining funds as of the date that your application is received. Need-based gift aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to eligible students.

  • Include our federal school code 002568; University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV