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West Chester University

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P.O. Box 541
West Chester, PA 19381
Phone: 610-436-2868
Fax: 610-436-2606


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Name:Paciaroni, Richard Memorial Scholarship 
Description:Through the kind generosity of the Paciaroni Family, funding is available to geography and planning students to support conference attendance. There will be up to four scholarships awarded for $150 each year to attend a regional professional conference such as the Middle States Division (MSD) of the Association of American Geographers meeting, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA) meeting, and the Pennsylvania Geographical Society (PGS) meeting. There will be up to two scholarships awarded for $250 each to attend a national conference such as the Association of American Geographers (AAGs) annual conference, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.  
Application Process:Please fill out the application form and return to the Department of Geography and Planning in Ruby Jones Hall 103 by September 30, for the $150 scholarship, and February 15, for the $250 scholarship. A scholarship committee made up of Geography faculty will select recipients based on the following criteria: grade point average (GPA), participation in the conference (on Geography Bowl Team, giving a research presentation, etc.), credit hours in geography completed, and undergraduate (priority) versus graduate geography program student.  
Application: PDF Document  
Amount:Amount Varies 
College/Division:College of Business & Public Affairs 
Department:Geography & Planning 
Class Year: 
Major/Activity: 
Minimum GPA:3.00 
Financial Need:Yes 
Minority: 
Other:Attendance and participation at a regional or national Geography, Planning, Geographic Information System (GIS), Environmental or related professional conference.