||One award of $800
||Beginning in 2017-18
| Eligibility Criteria
Recipients must be full-time junior or seniors majoring in geography. Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher and demonstrate a passion for student/faculty collaborative research, particularly in the fields of GPS mapping.
If a tie appears in the selection of a candidate, the award will be given to the student with the highest overall grade point average at that time. The award shall not be divided and given to two or more candidates. Financial need is not a requirement or a factor that should be used in evaluating potential recipients.
| Application Procedure
||Go to the Gold for Blugolds Scholarship Network. Complete the Geography and Anthropology Scholarship Application.
| Selection Procedure
||The chair of the Department of Geography and Anthropology and/or the department scholarship committee will select the recipient.
||Recipient(s) will receive official notification from the Department of Geography and Anthropology.
| Special Notes
||This scholarship was established by a collaboration between Professor Sean Hartnett's former students and athletes. Sean Hartnett is a long-time UW-Eau Claire geography professor and former Blugold cross country and track & field coach who has motivated his students by emphasizing collaborative field research in his methods. As a coach, Hartnett inspired a generation of UW-Eau Claire distance runners as he helped build the foundation of the successful Blugold cross country and Track & field programs. He has earned international acclaim as the 'Professor of Marathons' by combining his geographic/GPS skills and distance running accumen to develop profile maps for marathons around the world, including the 2012 Olympic Games in London. He is also a long-time contributor to Track & Field News magazine.
| Thank You
||Thank you letters should be addressed to Chad Austin (the fund's external contact) and send it in care of the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.