IGS Outstanding Community College Student Awards

 

Outstanding Community College Student Geographer Award

Charles Womack Award

Illinois Geographical Society's Two Annual Community College Student Awards:

  • Outstanding Community College Student Geographer
  • Charles Womack Award

 

The Outstanding Community College Student Geographer Award

This award goes to a student who excelled in one or more geography classes within the past year. The recipient does not have to be a major in geography. The student receives a financial award and recognition at the IGS Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. Nominate no more than two students. We will contact you if your student will receive the award so you can encourage them to attend the meeting and ceremony.

For nomination form see link at right.

 

The Charles Womack Award

This award is for an outstanding two-year student intending on majoring in geography. A maximum of one award is issued per year. The student receives a financial award and recognition at the IGS Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony. We will contact you if your student will receive the award so you can encourage him/ her to attend the ceremony.

The scholarship was established at the 1996 IGS annual meeting in Normal, Illinois. It was initially funded by friends and relatives of Charles "Chuck" Womack to honor his memory and perpetuate his spirit. Chuck was an outstanding teacher of geography at Lake Land Community College in Mattoon. He was well-known, highly respected, and well-liked in his local community and among the members of IGS. Our Society is very pleased to join with his family in establishing this award to honor Chuck's lasting educational contributions to the people of Illinois.

We will contact you if your student will receive the award so you can encourage them to attend the meeting and ceremony.

Charles Womack Memorial Scholarship Nomination Guidelines

1. The student must be nominated by an Illinois community college instructor.

2. The student must be currently or within the past year enrolled in an Illinois community college.

3. The student should be planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in geography.

4. The student should, in the opinion of the nominating instructor, be a person of moral character and superior academic ability, and who has demonstrated promise of development as a geographer by:

  • Keen discipline and interest in the subject.
  • Perception of geographic philosophies and concepts.
  • Mastery of cartographic, computer, mathematical or writing skills.

5. The student must have completed, at the time of nomination, at least 30 semester or 45 quarter hours of college course work.

6. The student must have earned a GPA of at least 3.0 on a four-point scale, or a 4.0 on a five-point scale. The student's GPA must be included on the nomination form in order to be considered for this award.

7. Please list all geography courses taken and grades earned.

8. Please list any geography course(s) the student is currently enrolled.

9. Additional comments are welcome and will be considered.

For nomination form see link at right.

Nomination Forms:
Click on the links below for nomination forms in the MS Word format (.doc).

 

Completed forms can be sent by April 5, 2013 via e-mail or USPS:

Mark Healy
mhealy@harpercollege.edu

Business and Social Science Division
William Rainey Harper College
1200 W. Algonquin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067

 

For more information call or email Mark Healy at:

e: mhealy@harpercollege.edu
w: 847-925-6352
h: 815-728-1571
c: 815-861-7265

 

2013 IGS Annual Meeting and Conference

The 2013 Annual Meeting and Conference of the Illinois Geographical Society will be held April 26-27 in Peoria, IL.
  • Friday, April 26 (field trip, banquet and awards ceremony)
  • Saturday, April 27 (keynote address, conference, and annual meeting).

For more information and conference registration forms please go the Society's website at: http://www.cod.edu/igs/