2018 Scholarships

GIS Colorado is pleased to announce four scholarships available to students exhibiting academic excellence in the geospatial technologies fields: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), or related disciplines.

GIS Colorado is offering four scholarships for 2018:

  • Two scholarships to full-time students
    • One $1500 undergraduate
    • One $1500 graduate
  • Two scholarships to part-time students
    • One $500 undergraduate
    • One $500 graduate

Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in the application of geospatial tools, and are intended to support student learning and experience with geospatial technologies and tools. Graduate awards are designed to support application of GIS knowledge and expertise to independent and original research.

All winners will also receive a one year membership to GISCO. Scholarship recipients who present their project at GIS in the Rockies (as a poster or presentation), will have their conference registration fee paid by GISCO.

DEADLINE IS 11:59PM MDT, MAY 20, 2018

GIS Colorado scholarships support education and research for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in accredited 2-year or 4-year Colorado colleges or universities. GIS Colorado awards scholarships to students exhibiting academic excellence in the geospatial technologies fields: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), or related disciplines.

Students must be attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university, or graduate school, located in Colorado, either as a resident or as an online student.

Projects submitted must be independent work – no group projects will be accepted.

A complete scholarship application package will include the following:

  1. A completed online application using the application tab above.
  2. Transcripts indicating current grade point average (GPA). Unofficial copies are acceptable. PDF format only.
  3. Graphic: Submit a single “graphic” (this can be a map, web map, poster, diagram, or screenshot) that tells the story of your project. The graphic must be your own work but may represent data from other sources. PDF format.
  4. Essay: In 500 or less typed words, explain your geospatial project and how GIS tools or technologies apply. In your essay, include an explanation for why you chose this graphic to represent your project, and describe its context and its intended audience. Note that the graphic should be related to the GIS project discussed in the essay. Please explain how this scholarship award would help to further your research or professional GIS goals. PDF format.
  5. Choose option A or option B
    1. One letter of recommendation from a professor/teacher, and one resume.
    2. Two letters of recommendation
Letters of recommendation need to be in PDF format, created by the letter’s author. After completing your application, please have your references submit their letters directly to scholarship@giscolorado.org
  • Total file size limited to 20MB
  • Missing items will result in an incomplete application.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • All emailed files must have file names containing the student’s last name and be in PDF format.
  • All items (listed above) needed to complete an application must be received by 11:59PM MDT, MAY 20, 2018.
A complete application package includes completion of an online form that collects your contact information and academic information.
Submit the following documents to scholarship@giscolorado.org
  1. Transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable)
  2. Essay (as described on Requirements tab)
  3. Graphic (as described on Requirements tab) (examples: a map, a poster, link to web map saved in a document or referenced in essay)
  4. Two letters of recommendation (submitted by your reference); OR one letter (submitted by reference) and one résumé (submitted by you).

  5. All files in PDF format. Total file size maximum of 20MB. Please combine all files into one zipped file.

    * Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. All items needed to complete an application must be received by the due date 11:59PM MDT, MAY 20, 2018. Please have all documents ready to submit in one session. Missing items will result in an incomplete application.

    The window to submit scholarship applications for 2018 has closed. Thank you for your interest.