Jana Minnick Field Study Scholarship

Departments: Geography and Anthropology Categories: Geography and Anthropology
Amount A variable number of awards up to $700. Total amount available is $700.
Availability Annually
Eligibility Criteria Designated for students enrolled in the geography capstone seminar or equivalent course. Must be a junior or senior and show academic accomplishment as well as financial need. The money is to be used for travel expenses associated with the capstone course.
Application Procedure Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the Geography and Anthropology Scholarship Application.
Selection Procedure The department chair and/or scholarship committee will select the recipient(s).
Notification Recipient(s) will receive official notification from the Department of Geography and Anthropology.
Special Notes Jana Minnick enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1993 and majored in geography. In 1997, Jana participated in an incredible field study experience led by Dr. Brady Foust to San Francisco. A genuine person who believed in the gifts of nature, as well as the gifts of people, Jana advocated for social justice and peace. Her energy was contagious and her appreciation for the gift of experience extended far beyond her years. Jana died in a car accident in November of 1997, just before commencement. This scholarship as named by Professor Foust gives testimony to the power of Jana's presence. Her family and friends hope that this memorial established a year after her tragic death will serve as a reminder to all of Jana's generous spirit and the importance to appreciate all things natural.
Thank You Recipient should write a letter of thanks to the family of Jana Minnick and forward to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.