Rountree Endowment

The Rountree Endowment for Geography

To honor the 50th Anniversary of the Mary Washington Geography Department, Jeff and Lisa Rountree worked with the department and dozens of other alumni to establish to Rountree Endowment for Geography.  Each year the Geography faculty invite students to submit grant proposals to obtain the necessary funds to purchase data and equipment or to support travel to research sites or conferences.

Application opportunities are announced at the beginning of each semester, with a due date of the third Friday of the semester. Students should complete an Application Form and ask a member of the geography faculty to complete a Recommendation Form. Please submit these to the department chair, Dr. Jackie Gallagher, by 5pm on the due date.

Recent Grant Recipients and their Research Grants

2016-2017

  • Alistair Andrulis, “Fluvial Morphology at Crow’s Nest Preserve.”
  • Kaitlyn O. Brogan, “A Baseline Study of Aquatics, Crow’s Nest Preserve.”

 2015-2016

  • Maiah Bartlett, “Agroecology and Women in the Alta Verapaz, Guatemala.”
  • Steven Fernando, “AAG World Geography Bowl Competition”

2014-2015

  • Summers Cleary, “Review of Environmental Education in Latin American Primary Schools.”
  • Philip Devine, “Visualizing Sacredness Using Mental Maps and GIS.”
  • Xavier Griffin, “Representations of Slavery at Plantation Museums of the James River Region.”
  • Maria Morran, “The Link Between Women’s’ Environmental Education in Developing Countries and Community Conservation.”
  • Ian Spangler, “Representations of Slavery at Plantation Museums of the James River Region.”
  • Meredith Stone, “Representations of Slavery at Plantation Museums of the James River Region.”

2013-2014

  • Andrew Walz, “Landscapes of Paradise: Tourism Imagery and Perceptions of Tourism Workers in Samoa.”
  • Emily Hill, “Grant writing for the Community Cloud Forest Conservation’s Conservation and Agroecology Leadership Training Program in Guatemala.”
  • Julia Wood, “Gendered Understandings of the Lived Religious Experience.”

2013-2014

  • Andrew Walz, “Landscapes of Paradise: Tourism Imagery and Perceptions of Tourism Workers in Samoa.”
  • Emily Hill, “Grant writing for the Community Cloud Forest Conservation’s Conservation and Agroecology Leadership Training Program in Guatemala.”
  • Julia Wood, “Gendered Understandings of the Lived Religious Religious Experience.

2012-2013

  • Emily Montgomery, “Effects of Mountaintop Removal Mining in West Virginia.”
  • E. Fariss Hodder, “Reading the Heritage Tourism Landscape using a Public History GIS.”

2011-2012

  • Brian A. Brown, “Creating a Documentary film Capturing Elements of Life in Cambodia.”
  • Colin T. Hess, “Earthquake Recovery Issues in Haiti.