Student awards: Esri Canada GIS scholarships and the Esri Young Scholars Award
This post was contributed by Krista Amolins, a Higher Education Developer and Analyst of the Education and Research department at Esri Canada.
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!
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.
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.