USGIF has awarded more than $1.7M in scholarships since launching the program in 2004.
The USGIF Scholarship applications are closed for the 2023-2024 academic school year.
While the application period for the 2023-2024 school year has closed, interested students are encouraged to monitor the USGIF website, follow USGIF on social media, and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on future scholarship opportunities.
The USGIF scholarship program aims to support and encourage talented individuals who demonstrate a passion for geospatial intelligence, geospatial sciences, and related disciplines. Successful applicants receive financial assistance to pursue their education and achieve their academic goals. The program has historically attracted a diverse pool of applicants, ranging from graduating high school seniors to graduate students pursuing advanced degrees.
USGIF in Partnership with Member Organizations Offers Sponsored Scholarships
USGIF awards general scholarships to graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduates, and doctoral students. In addition to USGIF’s regular scholarship fund, we offer sponsored scholarships in coordination with member organizations. USGIF works with the awarding organization to tailor the scope of the scholarship to meet the goals of the organization and the needs of the GEOINT community.
These sponsored scholarships may have additional criteria for applicants to meet in order to apply. For each sponsored scholarship, please review the information to see if you qualify. If you have any questions about sponsored scholarships or are unsure if you qualify, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stu Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship
$15,000 annual scholarship awarded to a Ph.D. student studying geospatial.
Reinventing Geospatial, Inc. (RGi) Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering
$15,000 annual scholarship awarded to one undergraduate student with interest in both the engineering and geospatial disciplines.
Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications
$10,000 annual scholarship awarded to one master’s student working in or planning to enter the Defense/Intelligence workforce.
Maxar Scholarship for Diversity and Innovation in GEOINT
$10,000 annual scholarship awarded to one undergraduate or graduate student who embodies Maxar’s commitment to diversity, inclusion, and belonging and brings an innovative perspective to the GEOINT field.
EVONA Scholarship for Diversity in STEM
$10,000 annual scholarship awarded to one undergraduate student from a diverse gender and racial background pursuing a geospatial, data science, or space-focused degree.
AWS Scholarship for Inclusive Leadership in GEOINT
$10,000 annual scholarship awarded to one undergraduate, graduate, or Ph.D. student studying a GEOINT-related field who embodies AWS’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
GDIT Horizons Scholarship
$10,000 annual scholarship awarded to one graduating high school senior who intends to study a STEM or geospatial-related field. First-generation college students, students attending community college, or students from a diverse background are particularly encouraged to apply.
Globe Building St. Louis Scholarship
$5,000 annual scholarship awarded to one undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student studying geospatial or a related field at a St. Louis area college or university.
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Leidos Scholarship for AI/ML Advancement
$10,000 annual scholarship awarded to one graduate or Ph.D. student who uses artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, or machine learning for geospatial research.
GeoFutures STL Scholarship
$10,000 annual scholarship awarded to one undergraduate or continuing education (certificate program, trade/vocational school, etc.) student interested in geospatial or related fields who is from the St. Louis area or studying at a St. Louis region institution.
Westway Scholarship for Veterans
$5,000 annual scholarship awarded to one undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral student studying geospatial or a related field that is also a veteran of the United States armed forces.