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Balling Family GIS Fellowship Endowment

The Balling Family GIS Fellowship Endowment was established by ASU Professor Robert C. Balling, Jr. and his sister, Barbara Balling Carl to honor their parents, Robert C. Balling, Sr. and Elinor J. Balling; financial support was also provided by Barbara’s son William Carl. The Endowment supports an annual fellowship award for Geographical Information Systems (GIS) students in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.

The award is open to graduate students enrolled in the Masters of Advanced Study in Geographic Information Systems (MAS-GIS) program and will be based on outstanding performance defined by a combination of grades, participation, and other academic performance measures defined by the Selection Committee.

The Director of the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning will appoint a Selection Committee consisting of school faculty and staff. Nominations will be requested from instructors in the MAS-GIS program and the Committee will select the recipient from the nominations. The recipient will receive the fellowship award in the spring semester at the annual awards reception.

Award Recipients:



Madison Davis


Meggan Dugan


Lucille Aubrecht


Rodney Carlson


Chrystine Trooien


Kihwan Seo


Donald Thorstenson


Constantinos Papantoniou 


Jesse Ballew


Patrick Whiteford