The Howard Roepke Undergraduate Scholarships

Fall 2023 Application Deadline: Monday, September 25

Professor Howard Roepke was a Geography faculty member from 1955-1985, and his estate provided a generous gift to the University of Illinois Foundation to support our undergraduate majors. There are three Roepke Scholarship opportunities available to our undergraduate majors:


Roepke Research project experiences


Criteria for Roepke Scholarship Selection

Students must have declared Geography and Geographic Information Science as their major. Undergraduate Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis. The GGIS Undergraduate Committee, composed of three GGIS faculty members, will select recipients for these awards. Criteria for selection will be based on academic performance and relevance of the required essay. Also, Research Opportunities requiring specific analytical or technical skills may also limit selection to qualified students. Financial awards will be deposited directly into students' accounts. Students are only eligible for one Roepke Scholarship per academic year.