Scholarships and Awards

Trussell Family Scholarship

Eligibility: 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.

Award: $2,000 if one student is selected or $1,000 if two students share it

How to apply:

Your application must include the following:

  • A completed application cover sheet
  • A current University transcript (unofficial OK)
  • A paper or research project (e.g. map, poster, etc.) that was either:
    • Written or created for a course taught by a UO Geography faculty member during the last two years (2020-2021 or 2021-2022), OR
    • Created as part of a geography faculty-led research project (2020-2022)
  • 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, May 5th, 2022 at 5:00p.m. or emailed by the same time to

Bill Loy Award for Excellence in Cartography

Eligibility: The Bill Loy Award for Excellence in Cartography is given annually to a deserving undergraduate majoring in Geography, or Spatial Data Science and Technology, or a Geography graduate student at the University of Oregon. The award will be announced during spring term.

Award: $1,000.

How to apply:

Submit a cartographic or visualization product with a 250-word statement explaining the significance of the design that clearly articulates your role in developing the product. Submission deadline: May 9, 2022

  • For static map products, email a PDF of the product (or a download link if too large) and your statement to
  • For web maps, email a link to your product with your statement to:

Loy Award Recipients