Total funds: 3
Illinois State University's first geologist was John Wesley Powell, the famous scientist-explorer who led the first expedition through the Grand Canyon and became the second director of the U.S. Geological Survey. The John Wesley Powell Fund was established in 1980 and provides general support for geology-geography students, faculty and programs.
The purpose of the Geography Advancement Fund is to support the activities in the Geography Program, GEOMAP, and the Illinois Geographic Alliance.
The Geography-Geology Excellence Fund provides support for the activities, programs, and operations, including named commemorative scholarships and awards, of the department.