Scholarships & Endowments to Field Camp

Mike and Cindy Morgan established the SES Field Experience Fund (link) in 2009 to endow the SES Field Camp. The Morgans hoped that by endowing Field Camp, others would step forward with their support to help the School of Earth Sciences purchase and maintain vans, provide support for students to offset the costs of camp, and instructional support.

Starting with the 70th Field Camp reunion this summer (very capably organized by Terry Wilson, Cristina Millan, Jim Collinson, David Elliot, Shelly Judge, and Tom Darrah, among many others), we are already planning for a 75th reunion with a fundraising campaign leading up to the event.

We hear time and time again that our Alumni look back at Field Camp as one of the most satisfying (and difficult!) experiences of their lives, which makes them more thoughtful, disciplined, and contributes to their world view. We are thrilled to be better positioned to improve the long term support of this experience! We are so grateful to the Griffiths, the Lieftincks, the Newharts, the Zinnis and the Morgans for their generous support of Field Camp.

The School of Earth Sciences Field Experience Travel Fund.  Fund Number: 641882

Established September 18, 2009 with a gift from Mike (BS 1969) and Cynthia Morgan; used to support Field Camp for students in the School of Earth Sciences.

Special contribution on December 2017 from Jim and Pam Griffith, 30 year residents of Canton, Ohio and big Ohio State fans.

The Joseph and Marcia Newhart Scholarship Fund.  Fund Number: 645151

Established June 9, 2017, with a gift from Joseph (BS 1969) and Marcia (BS 1968) Newhart; used to provide scholarship support to one or more students in the School of Earth Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences.

John Lieftinck Field Camp Fund.  Fund Number: 315822

Established in 2018, provides scholarships to undergraduate students who are enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in Geology and will attend the Field Camp program in Utah.

Zinni Family Field Camp Scholarship Fund in Memory of Dr. Henry Wendon. Fund Number: 316509

Provide one or more scholarships to students studying earth sciences to support the cost of attending the summer geology Field Camp. Preference shall be given to candidates who demonstrate financial need and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average in the major.