Ellen Churchill Semple Award
This award is given to an outstanding graduating senior geography major. The award is based primarily on a student’s academic achievements, but consideration is also given to professional and community achievements, independent research activities, publications, and consulting.
Global Environmental Studies Outstanding Student Award
This award is given to a global environmental studies graduating senior, recognizing academic excellence within the global environmental studies program.
Clark Labs Geographic Information Science Excellence Award
This award is given to an outstanding geography major who shows excellence in the field of geographic information science. This award is given by geography but funded by Clark Labs. (Formerly the IDRISI Excellence in Geographic Information Science Award).
Linda Roth was a graduate of the geography Ph.D. program at Clark and was a life-long social justice and environmental activist a well as a very accomplished, award-winning forest ecology scientist. This award is given to an outstanding global environmental studies major who embodies the principles of scholarship and activism that she demonstrated during her life, from the U.S. to Nicaragua, Belize, and the Dominican Republic.
The Marcia V. Szugda-Emani Memorial Environmental Scholarship Award is presented to an outstanding junior or senior in the Graduate School of Geography who shows the passion for the environment in their education and research that Marcia Szugda-Emani exhibited in her support of environmental education at Clark University. Designated use is to help to cover expenses associated with advanced research projects related to geography and the environment, with a preference for research and/or projects related to the environment and its relevance to human well-being.
NCGE Excellence in Scholarship Award
The Excellence in Scholarship Award is given in recognition of outstanding scholastic performance in the field of geography. This award is co-sponsored by the National Council for Geographic Education and the Association of American Geographers.
This award is given to a junior in recognition of intellectual leadership, exploration, and creativity. It is named for the Greek geographer Strabo, whose seventeen-volume encyclopedia, Geographica, changed the known world of his time.
Peter J. Condakes Summer Research Fellowship
This fellowship is made possible by a generous gift from Peter Condakes, an alumnus and geography major from the Class of 1978. To be considered for this award (open to sophomores or juniors studying geography, global environmental studies, or earth system science), students must submit a research proposal alongside a faculty mentor to be conducted during the summer months. Applications are posted on the Careers and Internships page annually when available.