Elinore Barrett and Robert Campbell Endowed Scholarship in Geography

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences is pleased to announce the Elinore M. Barrett and Robert D. Campbell Endowed Scholarship to support Geography students at UNM. The Barrett-Campbell Scholarship preserves the memory of two of the department’s longtime Professors, and has been founded through the generous donation from Dr. Hsi-Tien “Dan” Chang and Ms. Cecilia Lee Chang.

Dan and Cecilia were married at the UNM International Center after meeting on campus. They both shared a passion for higher education and throughout the years, and UNM has held a special place in their hearts. Before Cecilia passed away in August 2021, she and Dan decided to create the Elinore M. Barrett and Robert D. Campbell Endowed Scholarship in honor of Cecilia’s beloved professors and friends. Like many UNM students, Cecilia worked throughout her college career and didn’t benefit from any scholarship opportunities. She experienced hard times as a student, and it was important and meaningful for her to give back to future generations.

The Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences is deeply grateful to Dan and Cecilia Chang for their generosity. Their endowed fund will support GES undergraduate and graduate students for years to come, and will keep the legacy of Prof. Barrett and Prof. Campbell alive.

It is entirely appropriate that the legacy of these two professors is celebrated here at UNM, because both of them established scholarship programs at other universities. Prof. Barrett established the Elinore Magee Barrett Fund at UC-Berkeley to aid minority women students. At George Washington University, the Robert D. Campbell Prize recognizes outstanding leadership and scholarship for seniors graduating from GW’s Department of Geography. Thanks to the generosity of Dr. Dan Chang and Ms. Cecilia Lee Chang, UNM students will now also benefit from the educational legacies of these professors.

William E. Fogleman Memorial Scholarship

The William E. Fogleman Memorial Scholarship was made possible through a generous gift to the UNM Foundation. This scholarship was created by family and friends of the late William “Bill” Fogleman, who was internationally known for his work in GIScience. GES is fortunate to receive this gift, which will benefit generations of budding GIScientists.

This scholarship support the academic and professional development of promising undergraduate students who wish to pursue a career in Geographic Information Science (GIScience). It is specifically meant to enable undergraduates to travel to conferences or other professional opportunities. If you are an undergraduate interested in applying for a Fogleman Scholarship, please contact Undergraduate Program Director, Professor Caitlin Lippitt.

Snead Scholarships

The Rodman E- Snead Scholarship fund celebrates the legacy of Professor Rodman Snead, who taught in our department during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. Snead Scholarship are offered on an annual basis to support student travel to academic conferences. Graduate and undergraduate students currently enrolled in any program within the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at UNM may apply. Contact Graduate Program Director, Professor Maria Lane, for more information.

Graduate students currently enrolled in the M.S. or Ph.D. program within the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies (GES) at UNM may apply. Past recipients of the Snead Scholarship are eligible to apply in subsequent academic years.

The maximum award is $500 per academic year for travel to conferences where the student is presenting their research.

Please note that the deadline for submitting an application is February 17. Students interested in applying for this scholarship can access the form here.