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Student awards: Esri Canada GIS scholarships and the Esri Young Scholars Award

Esri technology is used at post-secondary institutions across Canada for teaching and research in a broad range of disciplines, including both “geo” fields (geography, geology and geomatics) and non-“geo” fields (for example, forestry, biology and archaeology). Find out how Esri Canada helps support students at colleges and universities through the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship program and the Esri Young Scholars Award.

For the past decade, Esri Canada has been supporting students through the Esri Canada GIS Scholarships program. Close to 60 colleges and universities across Canada participate in this program each year. The selected students receive software, books and training to help them further develop their GIS skills and are invited to attend one of the Esri Canada User Conferences to network with GIS professionals.

Each scholarship recipient is asked to submit a poster on a project they have completed using Esri technology. Some of these posters have been displayed at User Conferences and the 2014 submissions were collected in the 2014 Esri Canada GIS Scholarship Winners Web app.

Read about a couple of past winners in previous blog posts, John Cristiani (2014 recipient) and Brendan Spearin (2012 recipient), and stay tuned for news about the 2015 winners!

Esri Canada GIS Scholarship Winners, 2014 Web App: Explore the 2014 Scholarship winners' maps and find out how they've used the resources and software they received.

Since 2012, one exemplary student has been selected each year to receive the Esri Young Scholars Award for Canada. Winners of this award get to travel to the Esri Education GIS Conference and Esri User Conference in San Diego to display their work and interact with other Esri Young Scholars from around the world.

2014 Esri Young Scholars Award winners story map: Explore the exemplary work of current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in geospatial science disciplines at international universities.

The deadline for the 2015 competition is April 10th. Are you currently enrolled in a GIS-related program at college or university? Or do you know someone who is? Go to Esri Young Scholars Award for details on how to apply.

Thanks to Krista Amolins, a Higher Education Developer and Analyst at Esri Canada, for contributing to this blog post.

About the Author

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

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