Scholarship Purpose: The Margaret Means Geography Endowment provides stipends that encourage and enable students in the Department of Geography-Geology at ISU to prepare fully for a career of teaching or service without compromise imposed by financial constraint. Financial awards are available for three sets of activities: 1. Practice teaching. 2 An internship involving community service, either without any remuneration or at less than minimum wage. 3. Off-campus travel and formal study in foreign lands or distant parts of the United States, as part of the Departmental Regional and Area Studies course.