E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Awards

E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Awards

Funding to endow the following awards was donated from the estate of Ruby S. Miller, former Penn State maps librarian and wife of the late E. Willard Miller,  founder of the Department of Geography at Penn State.

E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller in Mexico 1950

    • E. Willard Miller Award (WCMME) to encourage accomplished written, graphic and/or analytical expression by students as part of their degree program in geography. How to apply

    • E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Lectureship in Geography, known as The Miller Lecture (XCMMV) to support lectures by outstanding scholars and professionals in the field of geography who are not current Penn State faculty members or students.
    • E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Distinguished Graduate Fellowship in Geography (FCMMR) to provide support for academic excellence for graduate students. This fellowship shall recruit and recognize outstanding first-year doctoral students who exhibit academic excellence and who plan to enroll in Penn State as a candidate for a graduate degree in the College of EMS.
    • E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Geography Graduate Student Fund (XCMMY) to encourage graduate study in the department by providing fellowships to outstanding graduate students.
    • E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Professorship in Geography (WCMMV) to recognize a gifted faculty member of the Department of Geography who has excelled in teaching and in research and who has the potential to make truly outstanding contributions in the area of his or her special competence. The professorship shall supplement departmental support for oustanding University faculty to provide a holder of the professorship with the resources necessary to continue and further the scholar's contributions to teaching, research and public service. The current E. Willard and Ruby S. Miller Professor is Rob Brooks.
    • Ruby S. and E. Willard Miller Professorship in Geography (WCMMW) to recognize a gifted faculty member of the Department of Geography who has excelled in teaching and in research and who has the potential to make truly outstanding contributions in the area of his or her special competence. The professorship shall supplement departmental support for oustanding University faculty to provide a holder of the professorship with the resources necessary to continue and further the scholar's contributions to teaching, research and public service. The current Ruby S. and E. Willard Miller Professor is Roger Downs.
    • The Ruby S. Miller Endowment for Geographic Excellence (FCMMW) to maintain and improve the quality of the graduate program. Priority is given to providing financial assistance to graduate students.