USGIF Scholarship Program
The 2021 USGIF Scholarship Program is Now Open. The deadline to apply is May 16, 2021. If you are submitting an application for the Stu Shea Scholarship that deadline is Feb. 26, 2021.
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 $1.4 million in scholarships since launching the program in 2004.
USGIF GEOINT Certificate and Degree Programs
USGIF’s accreditation of collegiate Geospatial Intelligence Certificate and Degree Programs awards colleges and universities the ability to offer students GEOINT certificates accompanying an undergraduate college degree, independent, stand-alone graduate certificates, and/or full undergraduate or graduate degrees. The program benefits the students, colleges, universities, industry, government, and the GEOINT Community at large, by ensuring current hiring needs are reflected in cross-disciplinary classroom coursework.
A USGIF GEOINT Credential proves to hiring organizations that the holder has the needed foundational knowledge and technical skills as well as critical thinking, reporting and synthesis abilities to successfully contribute to the GEOINT Community.
Interested in having your geospatial program accredited by USGIF?
Colleges and universities must apply and meet the guidelines and standards in order to have undergraduate and/or graduate programs accredited.
Download the USGIF Accreditation Guidelines – Policies & Procedures and Standards & Criteria to learn how to accredit your college/university.
USGIF K-12 Educational Outreach
USGIF’s K-12 educational program’s goal is to sustain and enhance current high school level educational opportunities by fostering general awareness of GEOINT, designing curriculum, and supporting a Path to Industry Certification through the USGIF High School Industry Geospatial Intelligence Credentialing.
In addition, USGIF is also providing resources and opportunities for K-9 teaching of GEOINT via classroom resources, the USGIF Portable Planet, and events such as the yearly STEMulate St. Louis.
USGIF offers many K-12 resources including our portable planet map, prepared Intro to GEOINT presentation, and virtual lessons.