Merle C. Prunty Scholarship Award

The Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers annually awards the Merle C. Prunty Scholarship to an outstanding undergraduate student from our region with the objective of encouraging talented undergraduate students to pursue professional careers in geography.

Eligibility: Applicants must currently be juniors or seniors and enrolled as geography majors (or geography minors) in a college or university located within the Southeastern Division. Applicants must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a professional career or the clear potential to pursue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree. Applicants are evaluated by the SEDAAG Honors Committee on the basis of scholastic records and professional promise.

Notification: Award recipients will be named at the Honors Ceremony at the 2022 Division virtual meeting. If not present, recipients and applicants will be informed of the outcome by e-mail.

For nomination guidelines, please follow the link to the SEDAAG Awards Page.

The following distinguished Geography students have been awarded the Merle C. Prunty Scholarship since 1984.

2023Ella HunterUniv. of Tennessee – Knoxville
2022-Not Awarded--Not Awarded-
2021Megan PorterUniv. of TennesseeKnoxville
2019Sarah VanSchoikUniv. of Florida
2018John E. CrowellUniv. of North Alabama
2017Addy FalgoustUniv. of Southern Mississippi
2016Madison HeffentragerEast Carolina Univ.
2015Kati PerryUniv. of Southern Mississippi
2014Sarah MirzaUniv.of Georgia
2013Alexandra HorstUniv.of Georgia
2012Camille Parker GregoryUniv.of Georgia
2011Justin FrazierOld Dominion Univ.
2010Cal R. ScheinertEast Carolina Univ.
2009Jason JonesUniv .of Southern Mississippi
2008Laura PaulikUniv.of Georgia
2007Sara NicholsonUniv. of Southern Mississippi
2005Sol WuenschEast Carolina Univ.
2004Dana Marie GoinsUniv. of North Carolina – Charlotte
2004Marcia HsuUniv. of Georgia
2003Gwyneth MoodyUniv. of Georgia
2002Lindsey N. WilliamsUniv. of Georgia
2002Anthony RobinsonEast Carolina Univ.
2001Anthony P. FoisyVirginia Tech
2000Joseph MorrisUniv. of North Carolina – Charlotte
1999Tamara JohnsonUniv. of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
1998Bonnie KasermanUniv. of North Carolina
1997Laura FischerUniv. of South Carolina
1994Robin HarrisUniv. of Memphis
1993Tina L. JohnsonWest Virginia Univ.
1992Jeanne D. WershovenFlorida Atlantic
1991Charles W. LafonEmory and Henry College
1990Michelle MillsAppalachian State Univ.
1989Elizabeth Lowell,Univ. of Georgia
1988Randi HornerEast Carolina Univ.
1987Jefferson J. BeecklerWestern Kentucky Univ.
1986Mark KempWest Virginia Univ.
1985Christine KlaineMemphis State Univ.
1984Jeanne M. MurdayUniv. of South Carolina