Gifts and donations make possible the extra margin of excellence in our program. Your donations help us attract and keep top faculty and support students. If you would like to support our department or endowments , please print out the form and mail it to:
Mrs. Kathryn Wright
Department of Geosciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5241 USA
Donate using a credit card. You can specify an endowment/scholarship listed below when donating.
Created in memory, by friends and family, of Peter Kaczor who graduated in 1994 with a major in geology. Peter Kaczor was a strong athlete who was training for a triathlon when he was hit and killed by a car, while riding his bicycle. His friends and family want to create a lasting legacy in his memory. Peter was a proud outdoorsman who loved to shoot and bird hunt, enjoyed camping, and loved to take his son fishing. Peter also enjoyed exercising and spending time outdoors. He was a very traditional and conservative fellow who loved Christ, his family, and his church.
The scholarship shall be credited directly to the recipient's account to be used for tuition, fees, room, board, and books. One half of the scholarship will be given during fall semester and one half shall be given during the subsequent semester. The scholarship is not renewable.
Used for WMU sponsored Study Abroad expenses for group travel for faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Geosciences. Expenses allowed include costs for travel arrangements, lodging, food, entrance fees to exhibits, etc. and will be divided equally for all travel participants.
Established in honor of William and Linda Harrison, who have accomplished much at and for MGRRE. It shall be used exclusively for the benefit of the department, to support professional development of its students, faculty, and staff.
Established in honor of Douglas Daniels, who supported the department throughout his career as a geologist.
Scholarships will be awarded for tuition, fees, and books at WMU; funding geological research projects; geologically related activities that are in keeping with the spirit and intent of the Douglas Daniels Scholarship. The department would like to thank the family and friends of Douglas Daniels for establishing this endowment in his honor. More information
Supports course-related field trip activities conducted by the Department of Geosciences. Suggested uses might be for group travel for faculty, staff, and students. Expenses allowed include costs for bus transportation, lodging, food, entrance fees to exhibits, etc. and will be divided equally for all travel participants.
Used at the discretion of the chair of the department for any purpose that he or she feels will support undergraduate or graduate students, preferably for students involved in research activities related to the fields of remote sensing/GIS or hydrogeology. Expenses allowed include costs for travel to field site/conferences and general research purposes (e.g. software, books, equipment, supplies, etc.)
The Department of Geosciences has established this endowment to distribute monies to Graduate and Undergraduate Geology students. Student requirements shall be decided and posted at a later date. More information
In honor of Dr. Lloyd Schmaltz for his continuos, generous support to the department. Dr. Schmaltz was the founder and first chair. Even though Dr. Schmaltz has been retired for 20 years, he continues to participate in the department and MGRRE activities.
Lloyd Schmaltz Quasi-Endowment Fund was established to promote educational and research activities of students and faculty. It shall be used at the discretion of the department chair. We would like to thank Dr. Schmaltz for his support and guidance.
Shall be awarded to a full-time undergraduate and/or graduate student pursuing studies in the Department of Geosciences. Special consideration will be given to students who:
One scholarship shall be awarded annually with one-half of the award given in the fall semester and one-half in the spring semester. The scholarship is renewable provided the recipient remains a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in the Department of Geosciences and has demonstrated satisfactory academic progress.
Used to support scholarships and buy equipment/supplies for our hydrogeology field course. Half of the endowment's spendable dollars will be used for undergraduate or graduate scholarships for students enrolled in the field course. The remaining half shall be used to purchase equipment and supplies for the hydrogeology field course. One scholarship will be awarded annually and will be credited directly to the recipient's student account to be used for tuition and fees. More information
The Department of Geosciences and the director of the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education has established this endowment to be used exclusively to support MGRRE work and activities. These include: staff support; equipment acquisition and maintenance; supplies; sample preparation, maintenance, and transport; workshop organization and presentation; and student support for those activities associated with MGRRE sponsored projects. The fund may also be used to purchase the existing building or to purchase or construct another facility for MGRRE.
Established by the Geosciences Advisory Council in order to help fund activities leading to the advancement of the Geosciences undergraduate and/or graduate student population. More information
Used exclusively for the benefit of the department of geosciences and for the recognition of professional development of its students, faculty, and staff at sole discretion of the chair of the department in consultation with the chair of the departmental budget committee.
Used at the discretion of the chair of the department for any purpose that he or she feels will support travel costs for field work and/or conference presentations for those students preferably working on glacial geology and hydrogeology.
Used at the discretion of the chair of the dDepartment for any purpose that he or she feels will support summer field camps. Preferably Upper Peninsula field camp for geology majors and group travel for faculty, staff, and students of the department. Expenses allowed include costs for travel arrangements, lodging, food, entrance fees to exhibits, etc. and will be divided equally for all travel participants.
Used at the discretion of the chair of the department for any purpose that he or she feels will support undergraduate field oriented research preferably in structural geology and/or any aspect of hard rock geology.
Used to establish a scholarship to be awarded to a full-time graduate student. Preference shall be given to eligible graduate students who have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of application.
Used at the discretion of the chair of the department to support undergraduate geosciences students preferably in any of the following fields: science education, mineralogy, petrology, economic geology or crystallography in the following ways: scholarships for tuition and fees; research activities; or attending/presenting at a national/regional professional meeting.