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Department Awards

Trussell Family Scholarship

The Trussell Family Scholarship is awarded to students based on academic merit and interest in a career serving humanity. Consideration is also given to financial need. The award will be $2,000 if one student is selected, or $1,000 if two students share it.

Application Process

Your application must include the following:

1. A completed application cover sheet, available here;

2. A current University transcript (unofficial OK);

3. A paper or research project (e.g. map, poster, etc.) that was either:

  1. written or created for a course taught by a UO Geography faculty member during the last two years (2018-2019 or 2019-2020), OR
  2. created as part of a geography faculty-led research project (2018-2020).

4. A statement (no more than 2 pages, double-spaced) addressing your geographical education in relation to your career goals, as well as your financial need.

A completed application must be delivered to the Department of Geography office (107 Condon) by Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 5:00p.m. or emailed by the same time to Applicants will be notified by May 4th.

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Contacts: Dr. Leslie McLees,


Bill Loy Award for Excellence in Cartography

Bill Loy Award For Excellence in Cartography
Academic Year 2019–2020

The Bill Loy Award for Excellence in Cartography is given annually to a deserving graduate or undergraduate geography student at the University of Oregon.

The award amount is $1,000.

Submission Guidelines

Students will submit a cartographic or visualization product and a written statement.


Student must be an undergraduate majoring in Geography, or Spatial Data Science and Technology, or a Geography graduate student at the University of Oregon.

Submissions must include the following:

A 250-word statement explaining the significance of the design and clearly articulates your role in developing the product.

For map products designed for print email a PDF of the product (or a download link if too large) and your statement
A printed copy of the map product is not required or accepted this year.

For web maps, e-mail a link to your product with your statement to:

Submission Deadline: April 23, 2020

The award will be announced during the spring term.


Amy Lobben,
James E. Meacham,

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Loy Award Recipients