Taetz Family Geography Scholarship (ST5158)

The Taetz Family Scholarship honors the Tetz family and the positive impact that diverse geography has had on their lives. One scholarship is awarded each spring pending available funding.

Mark Taetz graduated from Texas State University (previously Southwest Texas State University) in May of 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical and Applied Geography. Over the next few years, he was employed at New Braunfels Utilities while studying to complete an MBA at Texas State in 1989. While employed at New Braunfels Utilities, he began to develop an interest in GIS. This eventually led to a career change and employment with the internationally acclaimed GIS company, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). Mark has been one of the Geography Department’s best ambassadors and he has always been willing to give back to the department where he experienced his early successes. As a result, he has generously provided a permanent endowment for the establishment of a scholarship to honor his family. The Geography Department recognizes Mark Taetz as one of our most successful graduates and extends its gratitude for his unselfish support and leadership.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • be an undergraduate geography major
  • have successfully completed at least 30 hours at Texas State University-San Marcos
  • have a GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • be in need of financial aid for the applicable spring semester
  • write a two-page, double-spaced essay on what the student plans to do with his/her degree in geography

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. Have you successfully completed 30 hours at Texas State University?
  3. Submit a copy of your most recent college transcript (unofficial is acceptable).