USGIF Scholarship Program


The 2015 Scholarship Program is Now Closed. Please check back at a later date for details on the 2016 Scholarship Program.

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.

  • 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.
  • Students interested in using capabilities of geospatial science, data and technologies to address human security challenges are encouraged to submit their applications.

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 $792,000 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 2014 Scholarship Program Winners Include:

Tanya Catignani, George Mason University
Katie A. Corcoran, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jason Z. Edwards, University of Wyoming
David Shean, University of Washington
Amanda Ziemann, Rochester Institute of Technology

Julie Baer, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Sean Dolan, George Mason University
Nouman Hussain, Penn State University
Seth W. LeMaster, Penn State University
Megan M. G. Miller, Purdue University
W. Gabe Powell, University of Mississippi
Alexander Tedeschi, New University of Lisbon

Xhulio Binjaku, University of Florida
Tiffany Huff, Texas Christian University
Anna Kalinowski, University of Missouri
Erik Mueller, University of Missouri
Travis Stevens, Virginia Tech
Everleigh Stokes, Penn State University
Matthew Vaughan, Virginia Tech

Graduating High School Seniors
Scott Constantine, Pope John Paul II High School, Boca Raton, Fla.; now attending University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jed Dale, Babylon High School, Babylon, N.Y.; now attending University of Pennsylvania
Shareef Hussam, Westfield High School, Chantilly, Va.; now attending Cornell University

Read more about the 2014 scholarship winners.

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.

Megan Miller
2014 Winner
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Briana Neuberger
2013 & 2012 Winner
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Sara Flecher
2012 Winner
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Jennifer Veilleux
2011 & 2010 Winner
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Shadrock Roberts
2010 Winner
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Christopher Lippitt
2009, 2008, 2007, 2005 Winner
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Richard Medina
2008 Winner
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Greg Babonis
2007 Winner
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Brian Tomaszewski
2007 Winner
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Dan Goldberg
2005 Winner
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