|Departments: Geography and Anthropology||Categories: Geography and Anthropology|
|Amount||Two awards of $850.|
This scholarship has been created to support a sophomore or higher who has a declared major or minor in geography with special interest in geographic information systems (GIS). The student must show applied use of GIS in their academic work, and great potential for success in a future career. Academic success and potential should be the highest criteria for selection.
Financial need should not be a consideration.
|Application Procedure||See the department of geography and anthropology website.|
|Application Deadline||Students must complete and return the application from to the geography and anthropology department office by November 30.|
|Selection Procedure||A committee of geography faculty, preferably those with GIS expertise, shall review the applications and select the recipient. In addition to the letter of application, students applying for the scholarship also need to include a reference from a faculty member who can speak to the applicant's interest in and potential for success in a career in GIS.|
|Selection Deadline||The scholarship will be awarded by December 15.|
|Notification||The chair of the department will notify the recipient by letter and submit a scholarship award form to Financial Aid.|
|Special Notes||Craig Wickman is an Eau Claire native and 1994 graduate with a BS degree in geography. His area of interest and expertise is in GIS and he currently is a GIS programmer with American Electric Power in Columbus, OH.|
|Thank You||The recipient should send a letter of appreciation to Craig Wickman in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.|