USGIF Scholarship Program

ABOUT THE USGIF SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The 2018 USGIF Scholarship Program is now closed. Recipients will be announced this summer.

To further the advancement of the geospatial tradecraft, USGIF is dedicated to assist promising students studying GEOINT, geospatial sciences, and related fields. The annual USGIF Scholarship Program recognizes the achievements of graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students.

USGIF has awarded more than $1.1 million in scholarships since launching the program in 2004.

Scholarship recipients are selected based on their academic and professional excellence. Doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate winners receive $5,000, while graduating high school seniors are awarded $2,000.

Students interested in using capabilities of geospatial science, data and technologies to address human security challenges are all encouraged to submit applications. Past scholarship recipients are encouraged to apply.

RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering: USGIF and Reinventing Geospatial, Inc. (RGi) partnered in 2018 to offer this award. The $10,000 scholarship annually awards one undergraduate student who has an interest in both the engineering and geospatial disciplines and also demonstrates financial need. This scholarship is only available for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications: USGIF and Riverside Research partnered in 2016 to create this award. The Ken Miller Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship annually awarded to one master’s student working in or planning to enter the Defense and/or Intelligence workforce.

K. Stuart Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship: The USGIF Board of Directors introduced a new endowed scholarship in 2017. This scholarship is a $15,000 scholarship and is named in honor of K. Stuart Shea, one of the founders of USGIF and the first chief executive and chairman of the organization. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a Ph.D. student studying cartography, geography, or imaging science.


Questions about the scholarship program can be emailed to scholarships@usgif.org.

Past USGIF Scholarship Winners

Click the years of past USGIF scholarship programs below to see the list of winners and to learn about their achievements.

2017 2016
2015 2014
2013 2012
2011 2010
2009 2008
2007 2006

Where are they now?

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