GIS Scholarships

Finding the right college that offers GIS is one thing, finding a GIS specific scholarship is another.  Here is a collection of colleges and organizations that offer GIS scholarships.  Check back often with each of these as they update their scholarship information at various times.

This list is updated on a continual basis.  If you would like to add a scholarship to this list, please contact me.


Cayuga Community College

  • Standbrook, Ralph W. Scholarship

Lincoln University of Missouri – College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences

  • Center for Excellence in Environments Science Research Scholarship Program
  • GIS Scholarship

Northern Illinois University

  • Richard E. Dahlberg Memorial Scholarship

University of Toronto – Department of Geography

  • Undergraduate Computer Applications Award


American Congress on Surveying & Mapping

  • Berntsen International Scholarship in Surveying Technology, presented by Berntsen International, Inc.
  • ACSM Fellows Scholarship
  • Others Available

American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing

  • Robert E. Altenhofen Memorial Scholarship
  • William A. Fischer Memorial Scholarship
  • ERDAS Internship
  • Intergraph Scholarship
  • Paul R. Wolf Memorial Scholarship
  • The Kenneth J. Osborn Memorial Scholarship
  • Robert N. Colwell Memorial Fellowship
  • Francis H. Moffitt Memorial Scholarship
  • Abraham Anson Memorial Scholarship
  • John O. Behrens Institute for Land Information (ILI) Memorial Scholarship

Association of American Geographers

  • Darrel Hess Community College Geography Scholarship
  • Dissertation Research Grants

Cartography and Geographic Information Society

  • CaGIS Student Scholarship

Geospatial Information & Technology Association

National Society of Professional Surveyors

  • Trig-Star Scholarship
  • Others Available


Oregon and Southwest Washington URISA

Society for American Foresters

The Society for Conservation GIS

SCGIS Global Scholarship Program

United Stated Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

Washington URISA

Dick Thomas Memorial Award – Student Presentation Competition

User Groups

Alaska Arc User Group

GIS Colorado

  • GIS Scholarship Fund

Main GIS User Group

  • Angela Stokes Scholarship and Grant Program

Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals

  • Higher Education GIS Scholarships

North Carolina Arc User Group