Geography

Geography (from Greek: γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description") is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, features, inhabitants, and phenomena of the Earth and planets. The first person to use the word γεωγραφία was Eratosthenes (276–194 BC). Geography is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of Earth and its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but also how they have changed and come to be.

Geography is often defined in terms of two branches: human geography and physical geography. Human geography deals with the study of people and their communities, cultures, economies, and interactions with the environment by studying their relations with and across space and place. Physical geography deals with the study of processes and patterns in the natural environment like the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and geosphere.

The four historical traditions in geographical research are: spatial analyses of natural and the human phenomena, area studies of places and regions, studies of human-land relationships, and the Earth sciences. Geography has been called "the world discipline" and "the bridge between the human and the physical sciences".

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Matching Geography Colleges

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

Four or more years; Public; $38,757 average out-state tuition; $10,927 average in-state tuition

Arizona State University Digital Immersion

Four or more years; Public; $12,984 average out-state tuition; $10,710 average in-state tuition

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Four or more years; Public; $20,566 average out-state tuition; $9,338 average in-state tuition

University of California-Los Angeles

Four or more years; Public; $41,196 average out-state tuition; $11,442 average in-state tuition

California State University-Long Beach

Four or more years; Public; $17,622 average out-state tuition; $5,742 average in-state tuition

United States Air Force Academy

Four or more years; Public

James Madison University

Four or more years; Public; $23,800 average out-state tuition; $7,460 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Geography Majors

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Churchill Scholarship

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

Up to $65,000 November 01, 2024 See Details
 

Churchill Scholarship

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

award

Up to $65,000

deadline

November 01, 2024
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Beinecke Scholarship - Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

$34,000 Varies See Details
 

Beinecke Scholarship - Dartmouth College

Dartmouth College

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$34,000

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ForEverglades Scholarship

Everglades Foundation

Up to $30,000 July 01, 2024 See Details
 

ForEverglades Scholarship

Everglades Foundation

award

Up to $30,000

deadline

July 01, 2024
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Nancy Shaw McKee Scholarship

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences

Up to $22,030 Varies See Details
 

Nancy Shaw McKee Scholarship

Clarion University of Pennsylvania, College of Arts and Sciences

award

Up to $22,030

deadline

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Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

$19,000 Varies See Details
 

Bess Heflin Fellowship

University of Texas at Austin, Office of Graduate Studies

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$19,000

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Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU

Nova Southeastern University

$15,600 Varies See Details
 

Graduate Assistantships for Doctoral Students Scholarship - Nova SEU

Nova Southeastern University

award

$15,600

deadline

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Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship

Wellesley College, Graduate Financial Aid

Up to $11,000 Varies See Details
 

Vida Dutton Scudder Fellowship

Wellesley College, Graduate Financial Aid

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Up to $11,000

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Geography Department Graduate Teaching Assistantship - University of Montana

University of Montana at Missoula, Department of Geography

100% of tuition Varies See Details
 

Geography Department Graduate Teaching Assistantship - University of Montana

University of Montana at Missoula, Department of Geography

award

100% of tuition

deadline

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Professor Elizabeth F. Fisher Fellowship

Wellesley College, Graduate Financial Aid

Up to $7,000 Varies See Details
 

Professor Elizabeth F. Fisher Fellowship

Wellesley College, Graduate Financial Aid

award

Up to $7,000

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Ray and Betty Ramseyer Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

Up to $5,000 November 30, 2024 See Details
 

Ray and Betty Ramseyer Scholarship

University of California, San Diego

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

November 30, 2024
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