United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Announces Call for Entries for the 2006 USGIF Scholarships Program

United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation Announces Call for Entries for the 2006 USGIF Scholarships Program

February 27, 2006

HERNDON, Va. – The United States Geospatial Intelligence
Foundation (USGIF) is currently accepting entries for its 2006 USGIF Scholarships program.

Furthering the advancements of the last two years, the 2006 program will make awards to current graduate and undergraduate students studying in fields related to geospatial intelligence, and this year to graduating high school seniors who are planning to pursue GIS-related studies at the university/college level. The Foundation will award 14
scholarships totaling $55,000 in 2006 to recognize promising future contributors to the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.

“We are pleased to again be expanding our scholarship program in this our third year of operations,” said K. Stuart Shea, chairman of the board of directors, USGIF. “Our ongoing focus on education helps secure the future of the geospatial intelligence tradecraft.”

Scholarship applications will be evaluated on a peer-to-peer basis in each of the four categories, assessing the qualifications of PhD candidates relative to other PhD candidates, Master’s candidates to other Master’s candidates, and so on. Students interested in applying should visit http://www.usgif.org/content.asp?pl=455&contentid=460. The submission deadline for scholarship application is June 15, 2006. Scholarship winners will be announced mid-August.

Winners of 2005 USGIF Scholarships included:

PhD Candidates

Dan Goldberg
University of Southern California
Computer Science

Miguel Roman III
Boston University
Geography / Remote Sensing and GIS

Xuan Shi
West Virginia University
GIS / Semantic Web Services

Anthony Robinson
Pennsylvania State University
Geography

Masters Students
Christopher Lippitt
Clark University
Geographic Information Science

Nicholas Gazulis
University of California, Santa Barbara
Geography

Undergraduate Students
Bradley DeBlois
College of William and Mary
Physics with Computer Science Minor

Dwight Lanier
Gainesville College
Physical Geography

Lisa Jane Musick
Texas A&M University
Geographic Information Science

At its annual GEOINT Symposium, scheduled for November 13-16 in Orlando this year, the Foundation hosts the William R. Allder, Jr. Golf Classic to help raise money for USGIF Scholarships. Last year’s Golf Classic raised more than $19,000 for the scholarship program. In the near future, the Foundation will also be releasing information on its 2006
Awards program to recognize the GEOINT contributions of professionals in academia, government, industry, and the military.

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation is a Virginia-based nonstock, not-for-profit corporation. The Foundation is dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest between government, industry, academic and professional organizations and individuals who share a mission focus around the development and application of geospatial intelligence data and geo-processing resources to address national security objectives. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.usgif.org.

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