Last week the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) opened its 2012 Scholarship Program online.
Graduating high school seniors, college undergraduates as well as doctoral students studying geospatial intelligence or related fields of study are invite to download an application at http://usgif.org/education/scholarships . Winners will be announced at the GEOINT 2012 Symposium in the beginning of October.
“Supporting student education and research with USGIF scholarships helps expand the frontier of our geospatial capabilities. Scholarship recipients represent a broad array of geospatial interests, including humanitarian operations, natural disaster preparation and response, epidemiology, transnational river politics, planetary applications, conflict along borders and modeling of river water quality,” said Academic Director of USGIF, Dr. Max Baber. “All of these interests exist within the broader definition of national security, so this represents a great opportunity for innovative students to be recognized and supported for their efforts.”
In 2011, 20 recipients were awarded $94,000 in scholarships. This year USGIF will be awarding a total of $100,000. USGIF will select five Ph.D. candidates, eight master’s students, five undergraduates students to receive $5,000 in scholarships each. Two high school recipients will win $2,000 in scholarships.
The USGIF Scholarship Program goal is to inspire those interested in GEOINT and other relevant fields of study.