The Fischer Scholarship Program is supported by a trust fund established by Professor Warren Fischer, who along with Mrs. Rose Fischer, taught for many years on the UW-Whitewater campus. Grants have been awarded from this fund each semester since 1978. The Fischer's goal was to improve the quality of geographic education.
Additional information regarding the Fischer Scholarship Program can be obtained by contacting the Department of Geography, Geology & Environmental Science in Upham Hall 120 or calling (262) 472-1071.
BSE Scholarship Eligibility
For scholarship renewal, applicants must meet the same requirements as for NEW applicants, above. In addition, applicants must have completed 12 units toward the degree during the preceding semester and maintained a GPA necessary to remain in good standing in the education curriculum.
In-House Scholarship Eligibility
For scholarship renewal, applicants must meet the same requirements as for NEW applicants, above. In addition, applicants must have completed 12 units toward the degree during the preceding semester, performed their assigned duties effectively, maintained an acceptable GPA and contributed to the educational goals of the department, and received sponsorship from a GGES faculty person. necessary to remain in good standing in the education curriculum.
The Silver/Savage Environmental Scholarship is given by ardent supporters of liberal education, Donna Silver and George Savage: Donna, through her work at UW System and George, as Languages & Literatures faculty at UW Whitewater. This scholarship is made possible through George's mother, Nellie Savage, a teacher, church elder, leader of the local American Field Service, and world traveler. Nellie married Dr. William C. G. Savage, a veterinarian, whose interest in science and nature began early as an avid birdwatcher. This scholarship is created in the spirit of consilience between the two cultures, humanities and sciences. To that end, the scholarship is granted to a candidate with a declared major or minor in English and a declared major or minor in Environmental Science/Studies or Biology: one of the degrees must be English. The award will be granted for the academic year following the application. The award will be judged by the Chair of Language & Literatures and one faculty member, one Environmental Studies/ Science or Biology faculty, and a representative of the Silver/ Savage family.
Approximate Award Amount: $2000-2500 tuition credit.