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$50k in Scholarships for Geospatial Tradecraft

Posted by Dave Smith On 2/28/2007 12:56:00 PM 0 comments

USGIF Accepting Applications for 2007 Scholarship Program

Foundation to Award $50,000 to Promising Students Studying the Geospatial Tradecraft

HERNDON, Va.--The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is currently accepting entries for its 2007 USGIF Scholarship Program.

All graduate and undergraduate students studying fields relating to the geospatial tradecraft are encouraged to apply. USGIF also will award scholarships to well-qualified high school seniors planning to enter a geospatial- or GIS-related program at the college or university level. Applications can be found on the Foundation’s website at

“We are pleased to again be able to offer scholarships at the high school, undergraduate, and graduate levels as we help provide for the future of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft,” said USGIF President and Chairman K. Stuart Shea.

Students have until June 1, 2007, to submit their applications. USGIF plans to award more than $50,000 in scholarships. The number of scholarships awarded will be based on the number of qualified applications and the selection of the Foundation’s Scholarship Committee. Applications will be evaluated on a peer-to-peer basis in each of the four categories, assessing the qualifications of Ph.D. candidates relative to other Ph.D. candidates, master’s candidates to other master’s candidates, and so on. Winners will be announced in early-August.

Last year, USGIF recognized 12 promising future contributors to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft: two Ph.D. candidates, four master’s candidates, three undergraduates and three high school seniors. High school winners received $2,000 and the other winners received $5,000.

“USGIF’s commitment to supporting the education and academic success of students interested in the geospatial intelligence tradecraft is paramount,” said Shea. “We carry out our academic mission with the same passion as we have for supporting our national security objectives.”

USGIF is a Virginia-based non-stock, not-for-profit corporation. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest between government, industry, academia, professional organizations and individuals whose mission focus is the development and application of geospatial intelligence data and geo-processing resources to address national security objectives. USGIF produces the Nation’s Premier Intelligence Event, the GEOINT Symposium, which takes place this year Oct. 21-24 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. For more information on the Foundation and GEOINT, visit

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