Dr. Masaharu G. Inaba Memorial Endowed Scholarship

Awarded annually to an undergraduate student who is a declared Global Studies and/or Geography major, and selected on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement or potential and economic need. The following criteria will be applied to this scholarship: (a) A recipient must have successfully completed a minimum of 12 semester hours of Global Studies and/or Geography courses. (b) A recipient must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 within the major. Awarded by the Office of Financial Aid upon the recommendation of the chairperson of the Global Studies and Geography Department, in consultation with members of the department.

The scholarship award is in ADDITION to any financial aid and/or other awards that the recipient receives. The award amount is currently between $7,000 and $8,000 for the academic year.

This scholarship was kindly donated by the Inaba family, in memory of the late Dr. George Inaba who taught geography in our department from 1959 to 1993.


  • 2023/24: Leivys Garcia & Nicholas Lucchetto
  • 2022/23: Marrakech Cunliffe
  • 2021/22: Ciara Negron
  • 2020/21: Jenna Reda
  • 2019/20: Alena Clark
  • 2018/19: Alishbah Saddiqui
  • 2017/18: Fatimah Mozawalla
  • 2016/17: Sabrina Clarke
  • 2015/16: Sage Davino
  • 2014/15: Athraja deSilva
  • 2013/14: Catherine Misczuk