A former Murray State Geosciences professor is establishing an annual scholarship at the university for students preparing for careers in earth and environmental sciences.
George Kipphut worked at Murray State for 25 years prior to his retirement in 2016.
The scholarship is named in honor of his parents and has a minimum award amount of $750 per student in an academic year.
The search committee will take into consideration a student’s financial need and extracurricular involvement.
Kipphut served as the former chair for the former geosciences department. He was successful in securing a number of grants and publication opportunities over the course of his career in addition to being the recipient of several Murray State honors, including the Neil Weber Award for Excellence and the Max Carman Outstanding Teacher Award. He was twice appointed by two different governors of Kentucky as the state geographer for the Commonwealth.
Students can begin applying for the scholarship on September 2. The first award will be given in fall 2019.