James E. Young First Generation Scholarship

James E. Young First Generation Scholarship

The Department of Geography and Planning is seeking applicants for the James E. Young First Generation Scholarship. Whenever possible, preference in the selection of recipients shall accrue to students who are first generation college students. The department will award one scholarship to a rising junior or senior who meets the eligibility requirements:

  • Student is majoring in Geography and/or Community & Regional Planning 
  • Student will be a junior or senior during the following academic year (currently a sophomore or junior)
  • Student must have satisfactory academic achievement (3.0+ GPA)
  • Student must be full-time (12+ semester hours)

* Financial need will be a consideration when making the award.

The Department Awards and Honors Committee will review the applications for the James E. Young Scholarship and recommend a recipient to the Chair of the Department; the decision of the Committee and Chair will be final.

Past Recipients:

  • 2023 - Lydia Nowak