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 record and professional promise.

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

Year Recipient Institution
1984 Jeanne M. Murday University of South Carolina
1985 Christine Klaine Memphis State University
1986 Mark Kemp West Virginia University
1987 Jefferson J. Beeckler Western Kentucky University
1988 Randi Horner East Carolina University
1989 Elizabeth Lowell, University of Georgia
1990 Michelle Mills Appalachian State University
1991 Charles W. Lafon Emory and Henry College
1992 Jeanne D. Wershoven Florida Atlantic
1993 Tina L. Johnson West Virginia University
1994 Robin Harris University of Memphis
1997 Laura Fischer University of South Carolina
1998 Bonnie Kaserman University of North Carolina
1999 Tamara Johnson University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
2000 Joseph Morris University of North Carolina, Charlotte
2001 Anthony P. Foisy Virginia Tech
2002 Lindsey N. Williams University of Georgia
Anthony Robinson East Carolina University
2003 Gwyneth Moody University of Georgia
2004 Dana Marie Goins University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Marcia Hsu University of Georgia
2005 Sol Wuensch East Carolina University
2007 Sara Nicholson University of Southern Mississippi
2008 Laura Paulik University of Georgia
2009 Jason Jones University of Southern Mississippi
2010 Cal R. Scheinert East Carolina University
2011 Justin Frazier Old Dominion University
2012 Camille Parker Gregory University of Georgia
2013 Alexandra Horst University of Georgia
2014 Sarah Mirza University of Georgia
2015 Kati Perry University of Southern Mississippi
2016 Madison Heffentrager East Carolina University
2017 Addy Falgoust University of Southern Mississippi
2018 John E. Crowell University of North Alabama
2019 Sarah VanSchoik University of Florida