Carrie Babb Scholarship and Award in Geography
Carrie E. Babb (pictured at left as a freshman, circa 1932) graduated from Kutztown State Normal School in 1936. She later earned a master’s degree from Teachers College of Columbia University and did further graduate study at Northwestern University, Eastern Michigan University, Temple University, and the University of Iowa. Ms. Babb was a life-long educator with a passion for geography.
The entirety of the Carrie Babb estate was initially left to Margret A. Schuman with the proviso that if she predeceased Ms. Babb the proceeds from the estate would go to the Kutztown University Department of Geography. Although Ms. Schuman outlived Ms. Babb, she declined the bequest insisting, instead, that the Department of Geography directly benefit from the estate.
The Kutztown University Department of Geography received approximately $370,000 on December 22, 1998. This gift remains the largest ever received at Kutztown University for an academic department scholarship program.
Carrie Babb Scholarship in Geography
Proceeds from the Estate of the late Carrie E. Babb fund this scholarship. It is a permanent endowment to recruit and retain geography majors who demonstrate excellence in academic ability and achievement. The scholarship will cover one-half of in-state tuition and fees for up to four years. Recipients must register as full-time students. Renewal is subject to departmental review prior the start of each semester. Babb scholarships may be awarded as they become available.
Carrie Babb Award in
When the Carrie Babb Scholarship endowment contains unexpended funds following the awarding of scholarships, the Department of Geography, at its discretion, will publicize Carrie Babb Award(s) for student research, conference fees, and Kutztown University-sponsored off-campus educational opportunities. Award amounts will be modest and variable.
Babb Scholarship Recipients
2012-2013 - Corey Gray
2012-2013 - Shaye Witman
2010 - Matthew Horvath
2009-2011 - James Gregory
2008-2009 - Kurt Weiser
2007-2008 - Hope Rothermel
2006, 2008 - Oluyinka Akinjiola
2006-2007 - Dinko Tonev
2004-2007 - Theodore J. Conley
2003 - Leo R. Scott, Jr.
2002-2003 - Beth Burkovich
Babb Award Recipients
2010 - Jeffrey Morrow (Student Conference Presentation Award)