The USGIF awards several scholarships to deserving recipients. Doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate winners receive $3,000, while graduating high school seniors are awarded $1,000. Our current 2022 USGIF Scholarship Campaign will directly support the 2022 USGIF Scholarship Program.
USGIF also offers three additional scholarships. Learn more about the RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering, the Ken Miller Scholarship for Advanced Remote Sensing Applications, and the Stu Shea USGIF Endowed Scholarship below.
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. 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. Named for Mr. Kenneth W. Miller, who is known as a founding father of measurement and signatures intelligence (MASINT), 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. This scholarship is only available for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.
Stu 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 to a Ph.D. student studying cartography, geography, or imaging science. The recipient of this scholarship will be invited to accept their award on stage at the GEOINT Symposium. This scholarship is only available for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.