» Graduate and Undergraduate Awards The Jack & Laura Dangermond Graduate Fellowship The Jack & Laura Dangermond Travel Scholarship The Leal Anne Kerry Mertes Scholarship » Undergraduate Awards Undergraduate scholarship support allows the Department to recognize outstanding undergraduate students for their excellence in course work and research, and undergraduate textbook support assists students taking introductory Geography courses with the purchase of their textbooks. Contributions at any level are greatly appreciated and allow us to honor exceptional students within the Department and to defray textbook expenses for potential Geography majors. For information on how you can support undergraduate students, please contact Beth Ptalis Hough at 805-893-5198 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Named Endowed Scholarships A gift of $20,000 or more establishes a permanent named scholarship. Named Scholarship Award A gift of $1,000 or more establishes a one-year named award. Landon Romano Textbook Scholarship Akella Family Scholarship Nicholas Bourdakis Memorial Fund Samantha C. Ying Gamma Theta Upsilon Scholarship The Jack Estes Memorial Award Reginald Golledge Distinguished Lecture Award David S. Simonett Memorial Award » Graduate Awards Graduate fellowship support is a high priority of the Department as it enables us to compete with the very best universities in the Nation to recruit and retain top scholars. For information on how you can support graduate students, please contact contact Beth Ptalis Hough at 805-893-5198 or email@example.com. Named Endowed Fellowship A gift of $200,000 or more establishes a permanent named scholarship. Named Quarter Fellowship A gift of $10,000 will fully support a graduate student for one-quarter of their career. This type of fellowship is extremely helpful for graduate students as it allows them to take a quarter off from teaching and focus solely on their research and dissertation. Named Full-Year Fellowship A gift of $50,000 or more fully supports a graduate student for one-year of their career. Named Fellowship Award A gift of $5,000 or more establishes a one-year named award which allows the Department to offer supplemental incentive (top-off) support for the recruitment or retention of an outstanding graduate student. » Lecture Series Lecture series provide the Department with the opportunity to bring internationally recognized scholars to UC Santa Barbara. The visiting scholars are invited to participate with faculty and students within the Department through a formal lecture presented to the campus and local community, presentations in undergraduate and graduate level classes, and informal, small group discussions. Lecture series enable the Department to provide an exceptional learning environment for students that augments the general curriculum while raising the profile of the Department by attracting preeminent scholars in a particular field. These lectures are made possible by the generosity of our donors, and the funds allow us to attract distinguished scholars to our campus and to maximize the impact of their visit to UC Santa Barbara. For more information on how you can support a distinguished lecture series, please contact Beth Ptalis Hough at 805-893-5198 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Named Endowed Lecture Series A gift of $20,000 or more establishes a permanent named lecture that can occur annually. Named Lecture A gift of $5,000 will support the expenses related to one lecture and can be named for the generosity of the donor. The Dangermond Lecture An internationally outstanding researcher in geographic information science is invited to campus to speak and share research in a public forum annually. An honorarium plus travel expenses for a speaker for the annual Jack & Laura Dangermond Lecturer Series speaker will be provided.