9. Philanthropy

We are infinitely grateful

to the many wonderful alumni and friends of the department who support our mission and our students  through their gifts,  endowments, and named funds such as:

Balmat Family Scholarship in Geography
To support outstanding undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors.

Balmat Honors Scholars Fund
To provide monies for the honors program in the department.

Erickson Fund in Geography
To enrich the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences by providing monies to enhance the academic quality and general welfare of students, faculty and staff of the department.

Jeff Gockley Memorial Award
To support an undergraduate student in the area of geographic information science.

Peter R. Gould Memorial Fund
To support the Peter R. Gould Center for Geography Education and Outreach.

C. Gregory Knight Endowment in Geography
To support research, faculty and student travel, equipment, and lectures.

E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Geography Graduate Student Fund
To encourage graduate study in the department by providing fellowships to outstanding graduate students.

G. D. Richardson and Kathy LaSauce Undergraduate Scholarship in Geography in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
To provide recognition and financial assistance to outstanding undergraduate students enrolled in the department.


If you would like to learn more or make a gift, visit www.geog.psu.edu/about-us/giving-penn-state-geography/endowments-and-named-funds to see the complete list of endowments and named funds.


Thank you!