GSA Foundation

The Marie Morisawa Fund


Providing scholarships to qualified female graduates pursuing a career in geomorphology.


The Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division is pleased to announcement the establishment of a new scholarship fund named in honor of Marie Morisawa, one of the first women to maintain a high profile in Quaternary geology and geomorphology throughout her career. Marie entered the discipline in 1960, a period when relatively few women engaged in research and in university-level science teaching. She went on to help establish the annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposia and the journal Geomorphology, both of which are thriving today. She was also the first female chair of the QG&G Division. Given that Marie was well known for mentoring younger scientists throughout her career, and that she was an active participant of the QG&G Division of GSA, it seems particularly appropriate to establish an award for graduate students in her name through the Division. This award will go to female MS or PhD students.


You can donate either by sending a check to the GSA Foundation, P.O. Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301-9140), with a brief note earmarking the funds for the Morisawa scholarship, or you can donate online (right). If you have any questions, please contact me at the address below.


Thank you,


Ellen Wohl
Department of Geosciences
Colorado State University
Ft. Collins, CO 80523-1482
Ph (970) 491-5298
email me

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