Scholarships and Field Study Awards:

Scholarships help defray the costs of education and living expenses.

Field study awards help cover expenses to participate in individual or collaborative research, which may or may not involve field work (e.g., workshops/trainings, laboratory analysis fees, sample collection and processing expenses, supplies, equipment, geospatial data, software, travel (mileage, per diem, lodging), etc.).

Before applying for a field study award, you must consult with a faculty advisor in the Department of Geography to develop an approved budget.

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Department of Geography Scholarships

  • Bert E. Burns Scholarship
  • Dr. Mary T. Dooley Scholarship
  • George J Miller Geography Scholarship
  • Cora P. Sletten Scholarship
  • George Riley Stoops Geography Scholarship
  • Department of Geography Scholarship


Department of Geography Field Study Awards

  • Bert E. Burns Geography Undergraduate Student Field Study Award
  • Dr. Mary T. Dooley Geography Field Study Award
  • James F. Goff Geography Graduate Student Field Study Award

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New first year and transfer students may be eligible for scholarships from Minnesota State University, Mankato! Prospective students may view additional scholarship opportunities at Minnesota State Mankato by submitting a General Application through Minnesota State Mankato's Scholarship Finder tool.

Financial Assistance

Several graduate assistantships are available through the Geography Department, College of Graduate Studies, or via external research funding brought in by Geography faculty. Further information about the availability of assistantships and about the status of applications for assistantships can be inquired about from the Department and/or your potential advisor.

Most Minnesota State Mankato students depend on federal, state and/or private funding assistance to finance their college education. We are committed to providing valuable information about financial aid programs and processes to ensure each student has access to the maximum available funds. The financial services specialists at the Campus Hub are available to answer questions and connect students with additional advising assistance if needed.