The 2014 USGIF Scholarship Program is Now Closed


In an effort to help further the advancement of the geospatial tradecraft, USGIF is dedicated to assist promising students interested in the geospatial sciences with scholarship awards.

  • Students interested in using capabilities of geospatial science, data and technologies to address human security challenges are encouraged to submit their applications.
  • Graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students can apply.
  • Scholarship recipients are chosen based on their academic and professional excellence in a field related to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.

USGIF hopes to inspire students who are interested in all that GEOINT has to offer to invest their futures in this incredibly exciting and relevant field of study. The USGIF Scholarship Program has awarded $691,000 in scholarships since launching the program in 2004.

The Scholarship Program is partially funded by the annual Allder Golf Classic. Named in honor of the late William R. Allder Jr., the Allder Golf Classic raises money for the USGIF Scholarship Program.

The 2013 Scholarship Program Winners Include:

G. Paul Bailey (University of Colorado)
Sergio Bernardes (University of Georgia)
Crystal English (San Diego State University/University of California, Santa Barbara)
Abby Frazier (University of Hawaii at Mānoa)
Thomas Gertin (George Mason University)
Tammy E. Parece (Virginia Tech)

Steve Chignell (Colorado State University)
Thomas Davis (Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi)
Grant DeLozier (University of Oklahoma)
Justin Fung (Columbia University)
Shane Grigsby (University of California, Santa Barbara)
Matthew MacDonald (Northwest Missouri State University)
Thomas Muscolo (MIT Sloan School of Management)
Jakeb Prickett (University of Arizona)
Richard “Mike” Rodriguez (George Mason University)

Patricia Burros (Texas State University, San Marcos)
Anna Kalinowski (University of Missouri)
Briana Neuberger (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Tanya Petach (Harvard University)

Graduating High School Seniors
Alayna Bigalbal (Heritage High School, Leesburg, VA)
Chandler Burke (St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX)
Robert Weston Gaddis (Homeschooled, Riverton, UT)
Jason Moeder (Bowie High School, Bowie, MD)
Rachel Taylor (West Springfield High School, Springfield, VA)
Louis Werts III (Tuscarora High School, Leesburg, VA)

Where are they now?

After receiving a USGIF scholarship, students go on to accomplish great things for the GEOINT Community. Here are a few past scholarship winners we would like to recognize for their work in helping forward the Community.

Briana Neuberger
2013 & 2012 Winner
Read her story at

Jennifer Veilleux
2011 & 2010 Winner
Read her story at

Shadrock Roberts
2010 Winner
Read his story at

Richard Medina
2008 Winner
Read his story at

Greg Babonis
2007 Winner
Read his story at

Dan Goldberg
2005 Winner
Read his story at