The Leif Anenson Geography Scholarship (SA6173)

The Leif Anenson Geography Scholarship honors alumnus Leif Anenson and his love for Geographic Information Science (GIS).

One scholarship is awarded each spring pending available funding and applied to the following fall.

Leif Christian Anenson was born on November 11, 1973 and was murdered on September 1, 2000.

He completed his bachelor’s degree at Texas State University (previously Southwest Texas State University) in December 1997, majoring in geography with a concentration in cartography/ photogrammetry.

At the time of his death, he was completing graduate work for his Masters of Aeronautical Science degree from Emory-Riddle Aeronautical University. The degree was presented posthumously to his parents on September 29, 2001.

Leif was an associate scientist with Hernandez Engineering in Houston, working at NASA. He was recognized for his contributions as an invaluable member of the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission team. The world of space opened up for Leif through his studies of geographic information science. He enjoyed his work and had a deep appreciation for the impact the space program had made and will continue to make in the lives of us all.

Applicant Criteria:

  • be an undergraduate geography major
  • have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • be a junior or senior specializing in the study of Geographic Information Science and financing at least 25% of her/his education
  • write a two-page, double-spaced essay on what the student hopes to do with her/his degree in geography
  • be enrolled in at least 12 hours

College of Liberal Arts
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit a two-page, double-spaced essay on what you hope to do with your degree in geography.
  2. Are you financing at least 25% of your education?