The George Burke Maxey Fellowship

The George Burke Maxey Fellowship is a one-year award given to a current DRI graduate research assistant who is enrolled either in the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, or University of Nevada, Reno hydrology/hydrogeology graduate program pursuing discretionary research in water resources that will serve as the basis of his/her Master's thesis or Ph.D. dissertation.

This Fellowship was established through an endowment by Elizabeth West Stout, a paleontologist and trustee emerita of the DRI Research Foundation, who knew George Burke Maxey as a friend and colleague.

This Fellowship will be awarded on the basis of competitive proposals outlining the proposed research and work plan. The proposals will be evaluated by DRI Division of Hydrologic Sciences faculty on the basis of the following criteria: originality, completeness, documentation, professionalism, assessment of the prospects for successful completion of the research, and contribution to the science. The student's standing in the program may also be taken into account.

The proposal should not exceed 10 pages of double-spaced text (figures, tables, title page, and references do not count towards the 10-page limit). Suggested guidelines for proposal format include:

  • A title page including the name of your advisor and the name of the fellowship;
  • An introduction to the problem, including hypotheses that you have formulated;
  • A description of the objectives of the proposed work;
  • A description of the scope of work;
  • Anticipated results, and potential benefits (to both scientific and broader communities);
  • A timeline for the work;
  • A complete list of referenced work;
  • Figures and tables; and
  • Font size shall not be less than 10-point throughout and margins must be at least one inch on all sides.

Applicants must be a current DRI graduate research assistant with a DHS Faculty member serving as their principal advisor. A letter of support from the student's principal advisor, which should include a statement indicating the level of participation by the DHS Faculty member, must be included with the proposal. Acceptance of the Fellowship precludes similar significant research support from any division of the University of Nevada. A student may win this award only once per degree.

The award will be distributed by DRI in the form of a monthly stipend. The recipient will receive the benefits of a DRI Research Assistant during the 12-month period of the fellowship, including office space at DRI and use of the Institute's computer and laboratory facilities.

Previous Recipients

1988 Lisa A Shevenell
1989 Sean A McKenna
1990 Michael Nicholl
1991 Steve Acheampong
1992 Gregg Lamorey
1993 Bwire S. Ojiambo
1994 David A. Benson
1995 Hongbin Zhan
1996 Angela R. Varian
1997 David Eric Harlow
1998 William D. Howcroft
1999 Sean Kosinski

2000 Matt Herrick
2001 Mark B. Green
2002 Marija Grabasnjak
2003 Donald M. Reeves
2004 N/A
2005 Christopher Shope
2006 Farag Botros
2007 N/A
2008 Margaret Shanafield
2009 William Meyer
2010 Hal Voepel / David Smith
2011 Mustafa Eissa / Zach Johnson

2012 Jackson Crews
2013 Noah Fraser
2014 Laura Craig / Jamie Myers
2015 N/A
2016 Xueke Yang
2017 Khaled Pordel
2018 Kayla Neuharth
2019 Ahdee Zeidman



Submission and More Information

Proposals must be submitted electronically in a single PDF document to Maria Vasquez by April 1 to:

Maria Vasquez
Desert Research Institute
Division of Hydrologic Sciences
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, Nevada 89512

Reno:  775-673-7979
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The George Burke Maxey Award in Water Resources Research

An award has been established in the honor of Dr. George B. and Jane C. Maxey, former Executive Director of the Division of Hydrologic Sciences and his wife. The amount of the award is $1,500.00. This award is based on a research paper submitted by the student on a subject related to water science and engineering. Criteria for this award, eligibility requirements and timing are as follows:


To be eligible, the student must be a full- or part-time enrollee in the hydrology/hydrogeology graduate program at either the University of Nevada, Reno or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and have at least one DRI faculty as a committee member. In addition, the student must be in good standing and have been in residence at least one semester. A student may win this award only once per degree.

Criteria for Evaluation

Submissions will be judged using several criteria, including:

  1. Imagination: Originality of ideas expressed or presentation of concept.
  2. Completeness: Thoughtful and well-defined concepts with introduction, analysis, and conclusions.
  3. Relationship: Relationship to real-world problems.
  4. Documentation: Evidence of background search of literature.
  5. Style: The paper should be in a form acceptable for publication.

These criteria are general and not necessarily equally weighted or in order of importance.

NOTE: Papers that are not directly related to water science (i.e., hydrology in a broad sense) will not be considered appropriate. If there is a question concerning acceptability of a particular subject area, please contact Chuck Russell or Dave Decker before preparing the paper.


Students must submit an electronic copy of their paper in a single PDF document on a relevant topic and a cover letter stating their intellectual contribution to the paper by March 1 to: Maria Vasquez (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), DHS Program Specialist. The body of the submission should be in manuscript format, no longer than 10 pages of double-spaced text and in a font-size not smaller than 11pt. Tables, figures, and references do not count towards the 10-page limit. Submissions in journal article format will not be accepted. The cover letter and paper will be distributed to each of the committee members for review and ranking. The applicant may be asked to make an oral presentation to summarize his/her paper, the time allotted being not more than fifteen minutes.

Previous Recipients

1979 John E. Dowden

1980 Peter M. Kearl

1981 Anthony D. Truschel

1982 Jonathan J. Rhodes

1983 Christine E. Koltermann

1984 Jeffrey M. Fisher and Carl E. Thodal

1985 Deborah L. Cave

1986 N/A

1987 N/A

1988 Joel S. Hayworth

1989 Lisa A. Shevenell

1990 Sandra Haws

1991 Scott R. Waichler

1992 Michael W. Slattery


1993 Linda Urzendowski

1994 Vijaya S. Chekuri and Dirk K. Cockrum

1995 Clay Cooper

1996 David A. Benson and Gregory M. Pohll

1997 Lynn Fenstermaker-Shaulis and Derek Sloop

1998 David Decker

1999 Rosemary W.H. Carroll

2000 Nicole A. Brown

2001 Hai Huang and Wooyong Um

2002 Rina Schumer

2003 Jie Xu

2004 N/A

2005 N/A

2006 Farag Botros

2007 Feng Pan

2008 N/A

2009 Francisco Suárez

2010 Margaret Shanafield

2011 Marion Bisiaux and Ramon Naranjo

2012 Dan Pasteris

2013 Wyatt Fereday

2014 Jackson B. Crewsand Ryan Liebert

2015 N/A

2016 Daniel Saftner

2017 Kelley Sterle

2018 Kevin Heintz

2019 N/A




Submission and More Information

Papers must be submitted electronically in a single PDF document to Maria Vasquez by March 1 to:

Maria Vasquez
Desert Research Institute 
Division of Hydrologic Sciences 
2215 Raggio Parkway 
Reno, Nevada 89512

Reno:  775-673-7979
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Jonathan O. Davis Scholarship

Jonathan O. DavisJonathan O. Davis

Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Desert Research Institute

The Desert Research Institute Jonathan O. Davis Research Scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding Masters and PhD students conducting research relevant to the Quaternary geology, geomorphology, and/or geoarchaeology of the Great Basin. Awards will be made to the highest-ranking Masters and PhD student proposals. A Masters student will be funded up to $2,500 and a PhD student will be funded up to $5,000. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in a Masters or PhD program in the United States. If the award nominee’s enrollment status changes during the semester in which the award is made, the scholarship funds will be forfeited. Previous awardees in each category (Masters or PhD) are ineligible for subsequent submission in the same category. However, awardees at the Masters level are eligible for subsequent submissions at the PhD level. The scholarship funds are intended to support students conducting graduate research activities within the Great Basin. Students doing research on any aspect of the Quaternary geology, geomorphology, and/or geoarchaeology of the Great Basin are encouraged to apply.

Jonathan O. Davis was a Quaternary geologist, geoarchaeologist, and DRI faculty member who was dedicated to research in the Great Basin. The endowment that supports this award was established in his memory by his family and friends to support and promote Quaternary research that affects the understanding of the Quaternary science of the Great Basin.

Awardees will be invited to share the results of their research with Desert Research Institute faculty.

Applications should include:

1. Cover letter: One page. A cover letter addressed to the committee should introduce the applicant; explain how the individual qualifies for the award, and the significance of the research to Quaternary science in the Great Basin.

2. Summary of Thesis or Dissertation Research: Up to two pages of text and up to three pages of figures. The research proposal should include a title and the following sections:

  • Summary: One paragraph that summarizes the proposal.
  • Introduction: Explain the background and significance of the research to the Great Basin.
  • Study area: Describe where the study takes place.
  • Hypotheses: Present the hypotheses or research questions that guide the research.
  • Methods: Explain how geological methods are essential to your research question, how the study will be achieved, and what activities will take place.
  • Anticipated Results and Significance: Describe the anticipated results. Explain how the data generated from the methods will be used to evaluate the hypotheses or answer the research question. Explain the significance of the anticipated results and their impact on understanding the Great Basin.
  • Figures: Up to three pages of figures with captions should follow the text.
  • References: Should follow the figures. No page limit.
  • Proposal formatting: Single spaced, 11-12 pt Arial or Times New Roman font, left justified, include a space between paragraphs. Reference formatting and style should be consistent and should follow that of a major journal in the discipline with which the proposal is aligned.    

3. Budget justification: One page. Describe how the funds will be allocated to the research activities. Include any other sources of funding to demonstrate feasibility of the project. Funding for field work and laboratory analysis is preferred.

4. Curriculum Vitae: 2 page NSF-style biosketch.

5. Letter of support: One page. A letter written by the thesis/dissertation supervisor should document the student’s abilities and potential as a Quaternary scientist, the advisor’s involvement in the development of the proposal, and the advisor’s role in the execution of the proposed research activities.

The application package should be submitted as a single PDF to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by October 31, 2019 for consideration. Proposals will not be returned.

Email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Current and Previous Recipients

UNR Stipend Awardee
Sophia Jamaldin
Terminal Pleistocene / Early Holocene cave and rock shelter use in the Fort Rock Basin, OR
University of Nevada, Reno

National Awardee
JD L Lancaster
Early Human Ecology in the Silvies River Valley, Northern Great Basin, Oregon
Oregon State University

UNR Stipend Awardee
Derek Reaux
Understanding Paleoindian Occupations in the Northwestern Great Basin: An application of the ideal free distribution model
University of Nevada Reno

National Awardee
Alejandra Cartagena-Sierra
Holocene molecular record of hydroclimate and vegetation variability in the Mojave-Great Basin region
University of Notre Dame

UNR Stipend Awardee
Kathleen Rodrigues
Enhancing the resolution and quality of the tephrochronologic framework in the Lahontan basin using luminescence dating techniques
McMaster University/UNR

National Awardee
Joe Dan Collin, Jr.
Paleoenvironmental Investigations of the Harney Basin, Eastern Oregon 
University of Texas, El Paso

National Awardee
Adam M Hudson 
Investigating regional pluvial climate of the Great Basin using geochronology, GIS analysis, and hydrologic modeling of pluvial lakes
University of Arizona

UNR Stipend Awardee
Donald D. PatteeXRF Sourcing of additional artifacts from Northern Warner Valley, South-Central, Oregon
University of Nevada Reno

National Awardee:
Aaron Katona
California State University Fullerton
"Minor and trace element analysis of the Nomlaki Tuff and the Wilson Creek ash beds by inductively coupled plasma-optical emission spectrometry"

UNR Stipend Awardee:
Stephen J. LaValley
University of Nevada, Reno
"X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of Artifacts from Paiute Creek Shelter, Humboldt County, Nevada: Assessing Late Holocene Hunter-Gatherer Technological Organization, Toolstone Procurement, and Mobility"

National Awardee:
Anthony Taylor
University of Nevada, Reno
"Radiocarbon Dating of Coprolites from Elephant Mountain Cave and Last Supper Cave"

UNR Stipend Awardee:
Nathaniel E. Pepe
University of Nevada, Reno
"The Geomorpholgy, Petrology, and Eolian Activity of the Winnemucca Dune Complex"

Liam Reidy
University of California, Berkeley
"Dating of Tephras in Sediment Cores from Big Soda Lake, a Maar Lake near Fallon, NV"

Joanna Redwine
University of Nevada, Reno
"Study of the Quaternary History of the Mohawk and Sierra Valleys in northeastern California"

Krista Reichert
University of New Hampshire
"Late Pleistocene Temperature Variability in the Lake Chewaucan Basin, Oregon, Using Amino Acid Racemization of Ostracode Fossils"

Jonathan S. Grant
University of Nevada, Reno
"Holocene of the Northwestern Great Basin from Anthropogenic Deposits in a Dry Cave Environment"

Shannon F. Archer
University of Nevada, Reno
"The Influence of Lithology and Quaternary Geology on Soil and Plant Morphology in the Providence Mountains of the Mojave Desert "

Richard D. Koehler III
University of Nevada, Reno
"Quaternary Geology, Pluvial Lake History of Lake Gilbert, and Neotectonics of Grass Valley, Central Nevada."

Lisbeth Louderback
University of Nevada, Reno
"Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Vegetation Change and Human Adaptation in the Bonneville Basin."

Joy M. Giffin
University of Nevada, Reno
"Geomorphic study of storage, stability, and transport of sediment in desert basins during periods of paleoclimate change."

Geoffrey M. Smith
University of Nevada, Reno
"Logistical and residential mobility among early-period hunter gatherers in northwest Nevada."

Deron T. Carter
Central Washington University
"A Large Late Pleistocene Outburst Flood from Pluvial Lake Alvord and Coyote into the Owyhee River, Oregon”

Barbara E Malinky
University of Nevada, Reno
"An Investigation of Late Prehistoric Mobility In Eastern Nevada: A Ceramic Study"

Ronna Bowers
Humboldt State University
"Strategraphic Investigations of the Hydrologic History of Pluvial Lake Madeline in Northeastern California"

Kelly Graf
University of Nevada, Reno
"Geoarchaeological Investigations at the Bonneville Estates Rockshelter"

Benjamin J.C. Laabs,
University of Wisconsin - Madison
"Late Quaternary Glacial History of the Southern Uinta Mountains, Northeastern Utah"

Teresa Wriston
University of Nevada, Reno
"The Harney Basin’s Lake Chronology and the Weed Lake Ditch Site: Environmental Reconstruction of the Early Holocene"

Kyle Nichols
Department of Geology
University of Vermont
"Quaternary History and Process Rates of Desert Piedmonts."

Tom Badger
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Nevada, Reno
"Geology, failure mechanisms, and timing of gigantic landslides, Summer Lake basin, Lake County, Oregon."

Joanna Redwine
Geology Department
Humboldt State University
"Investigation of Quaternary pluvial history, paleoclimate implications, and neotectonics of Newark Valley, east-central, Nevada."

James Sutherland
Hydrologic Sciences
University of Nevada, Reno
"Eighteenth-Centry Logging and the Geomorphic Stability of a Selected Watershed in the Carson Range, Western Nevada: Implications for Impact of Land-use changes on Lake Tahoe."

Sheryl Fontaine
Center for Neotectonic Studies, Mackay School of Mines
University of Nevada, Reno
"Quaternary Neotectonics of the Central Walker Lane Belt, Western Great Basin"

Leah Bonstead
University of Nevada, Reno
"Is the Western Pluvial Lakes Tradition hypothesis relevant to the Harney Lake site?"

Yvonne Wood
Department of Soil & Environmental Sciences
University of California-Riverside
"Mesoscale Patterns of Desert Pavement Stone Mosaics: Linkages with Vegetation and Soil Distributions on a Single-Age Basalt Flow, Cima Volcanic Field, Eastern Mojave Desert, California"

Joseph Licciardi
Department of Geosciences
Oregon State University
"Towards Developing a Numerical Chronology of late-Pleistocene Glaciation in the Wallowa Mountains, OR, Ruby Mountains, NV, and Yellowstone area, WY, using Surface Exposure Dating Methods"

David Wilkins
Department of Geography
University of Utah
"Late Quaternary Paleoenvironments in the Trans-Pecos Closed Basin, West Texas and South-Central New Mexico"

Saxon Sharpe
Department of Geology
University of Nevada, Reno
"Late Quaternary Molluscs: Developing the Paleohydrology Link"

Adam Light
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
University of Colorado
"Amino Acid Paleothermometry: A North/South Transect of the Lake Bonneville Basin, Utah, Since the Last Glacial Maximum"

Stephen Metzger,
Geology Department,
University of Nevada, Reno
"Atmospheric Particulate Flux Contributed by Dust Devils"

Hope Jahren
Department of Soil Science
University of California, Berkeley
"Chemical and Mineralogic Analysis of Hackberry (Celtis) Endocarp Indicating Quaternary Climate"

Kenneth D. Adams
Center for Neotectonic Studies
University of Nevada, Reno
"Isostatic Deformation of the Lake Lahontan Basin"

Karl Lillquist
University of Utah
"Lacustrine geomorphology, chronology, and hydro-isostatic deformation of late Quaternary shorelines, Ruby Valley and northern Butte Valley, Nevada"

Stan Soles
San Jose State University

The Colin Warden Memorial Endowment

The Colin Warden Memorial Endowment was established by Mr. Warden's family and friends after his death in 1991. The endowment recognizes outstanding graduate students working on DRI projects or who have DRI faculty members directly supervising their graduate research. The amount of the award will be $1,500. The award will be based on the best research paper submitted by a student on subjects related to identification and/or resolution of an environmental problem. Criteria for the award, eligibility requirements and scheduling are as follow.


To be eligible, the student must be a full- or part-time enrollee in a graduate program at either the University of Nevada, Reno, or the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The student must be in good standing and have been in residence at least one semester. In addition, the student must be involved in a DRI-affiliated research project or must have a DRI faculty member supervising his/her graduate research.

Papers must be based on original research directly related to the identification, clarification, and/or resolution of modern environmental problems. Modern environmental data need not be the basis of the research, so long as applicability of the data to modern environmental problems can be demonstrated. Please only one entry per person (per year).  If there is a question concerning acceptability of a particular subject area, please contact the Assistant Vice President for Research ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) before preparing a paper.

* Manuscripts on which the student is the first author and that have been published, submitted for publication, or are in press in peer reviewed journals within the last 12 months are acceptable for consideration. *

Criteria for Evaluation of Papers

Papers will be evaluated based on the following (in decreasing order of importance):

  1. Originality of ideas expressed and presentation of concept.
  2. How well the subject matter relates to real-world environmental problems or their resolution.
  3. How well the research is thought out and defined with introduction, methods, results, and conclusions.

The paper should be in a form acceptable for publication.

The award committee recognizes that most science is a collaborative effort. In order to better understand the nature of the collaborations, a letter from the student's advisor must be sent as part of the application process. This letter should detail how much of the work was primarily the student's and how much input came from the advisor and any co-authors.

Application Procedure

Submit an electronic version (PDF) of the paper to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Copies of the papers will be distributed to each of the selection committee members for review and ranking. The student's advisor should forward the supporting letter directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The deadline for submission is April 10 annually.

Contact: AVPR
Office: 775/673-7414
2215 Raggio Parkway
Reno, NV 89512
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Previous Winners

2017 - Nthan Chellman - Chellman, N., McConnell, J. R., Arienzo, M., Pederson, G. T., Aarons, S. M., & Csank, A. (2017). Reassessment of the Upper Fremont Glacier Ice-Core Chronologies by Synchronizing of Ice-Core-Water Isotopes to a Nearby Tree-Ring Chronology. Environmental Science & Technology, 51(8), 4230-4238. doi:10.1021/acs.est.6b06574 

2016 - Zachary Arno - Groundwater Potential Zone Identification in the Crystalline Basement Rock Terrain of Liberia Using integrated Remote Sensing and GIS

2015 - Nina Oakley - Oakley, Nina S. and Kelly T. Redmond, 2014: A Climatology of 500-hPa Closed Lows in the Northeastern Pacific Ocean, 1948–2011. J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol., 53, 1578–1592. doi:

2014 - Ehsan Erfani - Erfani, E., and D. Mitchell (2014), A partial mechanistic understanding of the North American monsoon, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 13,096–13,115, doi:10.1002/2014JD022038

2013 - Stefano Benato - Benato, S., D.M. Reeves, R. Parashar, N.  Davatzes, S. Hickman, D. Elsworth, P. Spielman and J. Taron, Computational  investigation of hydro -mechanical effects on transmissivity evolution during  the initial injection phase at Ormat Desert Peak EGS Project, NV, 38th Workshop  on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California.  Paper also presented at the 2013 European Geothermal Congress, Pisa. Poster  presented at: 2013 SMU Geothermal Conference, Dallas; Rigenergia 2013, Aosta;  ICEGS 2013, Potsdam; GEISER 2013, Naples; EGPD  2013, Szeged.

2012 - Jackson Crews - Crews, J.B., Cooper, C.A., 2012.  Bubble nucleation in groundwater triggered by seismic stimulation: A laboratory study.  46th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium. American Rock Mechanics Association. Chicago, Il.

2011 - Jazmin Aravena - Aravena J.E. ; Berli M. ; Ghezzehei T.A. ; Tyler S.W. , 2011.  Effects of root-induced compaction on rhizosphere hydraulic properties - X-ray micro-tomography imaging and numerical simulations. Environmental Science & Technology. v.45. pp.425-431.

2009 - Todd Caldwell  - Caldwell, T. G., M. H. Young, J. Zhu, and E. V. McDonald (2008), Spatial structure of hydraulic properties from canopy to interspace in the Mojave Desert, Geophys. Res. Lett., 35, L19406, doi:10.1029/2008GL035095.

2008 - Pan Feng - Feng Pan, Ming Ye, Jianting Zhu, Yu-Shu Wu, Bill X. Hu, and Zhongbo Yu, Numerical Evaluation of Uncertainty in Water Retention Parameters and Effect on Predictive Uncertainty Vadose Zone Journal, February 2009, v. 8, 158-166, doi:10.2136/vzj2008.0092

2007 - Danyal Petersen - Petersen, D., M. Bailey, W. H. Beasley, and J. Hallett (2008), A brief review of the problem of lightning initiation and a hypothesis of initial lightning leader formation, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D17205, doi:10.1029/2007JD009036.

2006 - Jun Yin - Yin, J., M. H. Young, and Z. Yu (2008), Effects of paleoclimate and time-varying canopy structures on paleowater fluxes, J. Geophys. Res., 113, D06103, doi:10.1029/2007JD009010.

2005 - Rajan Chakrabarty - Chakrabarty, R. K., H. Moosmüller, M. A. Garro, W. P. Arnott, J. W. Walker, R. A. Susott, R. E. Babbitt, C. E. Wold, E. N. Lincoln, and W. M. Hao (2006).  Emissions from the Laboratory Combustion of Wildland Fuels: Particle Morphology and Size.   J. Geophys. Res., 111, D07204, doi:10.1029/2005JD006659

2004 - Matthew Reeves - Large-Scale Solute Transport in Fractured Media with Application to the Multi-Scaling Fractional Advection-Dispersion Equation: Preliminary Results, 2004.

2003 - Guadalupe Paredes - Miranda

2002 - Dorothea Ivanova - Dorothea Ivanova 2002 - Sensitivity of the atmospheric boundary layer and circulation to sea surface temperatures in the gulf of California: Results of MM5 Modeling study

2001 - Leland Tarnay

2000 - Daniel Obrist - Obrist D, Arnone JA, Körner Ch (2001) In situ effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 on leaf freezing resistance and carbohydrates in a native temperate grassland. Annals of Botany, 87(6), pp. 839-844.

1999 - Rina Schumer - Schumer, R., D.A. Benson, M.M. Meerschaert, and S.W. Wheatcraft. 2001.  Eulerian derivation of the fractional advection-dispersion equation.  Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 48:69-88. 

1998 - David Mazera

1997 - Flora Gofa

1996 - Stephen Metzger

1995 - Clay A. Cooper

General Frederick Lander Scholarship for Native Americans

The General Frederick Lander Scholarship for Native Americans consists of annual awards of $3,000 to American Indian or Alaskan Native students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of Nevada, Reno. The scholarship, administered by the Earth and Ecosystem Sciences of DRI in collaboration with the scholarship offices of the two universities, is open to juniors and seniors with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better.

Applications are available in January and due by March 1st.

This scholarship was established in memory of General Frederick Lander, a hero of the American Civil War and namesake of Lander County, Nevada, through an endowment from the estate of his niece, Anna Lander McDonnell.

More Information

Beverly Ramsey
Executive Director, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512

Reno:  775-673-7616
Las Vegas: 702-862-5362

Email : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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