USGIF’s Doctoral & Stu Shea Endowed Scholarship

  • Deadline: 02/28/2024
  • Renewable: Unknown
  • Number of Awards: Not Available
  • Award Amount: $15,000
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  • Address: 2325 Dulles Corner Blvd Herndon, VA 20171

The annual USGIF Scholarship Program is there to emphasize achievements of graduating high school seniors, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students by awarding more than $1.3 million in scholarships since launching the program in 2004.

Stu Shea USGIF Endowed 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.

Full Description

The scholarship committee will review all the applications and determine the scholarship recipients based on their academic and professional excellence.

If you happen to be the lucky recipient of this scholarship, you will be invited to accept the award on stage at the GEOINT Symposium.

Who's eligible?

The USGIF Doctoral Scholarship Program is created so as to support the achievements of doctoral students studying GEOINT, geospatial sciences and related fields.

You should have in mind that the preference will be given to the applicant’s working in or planning to enter the Defense and/or Intelligence workforce.

The eligible applicants are those students interested in using capabilities of geospatial science, data and technologies to address human security challenges and past scholarship recipients are also encouraged to apply.

The scholarship will be awarded to a Ph.D. student studying cartography, geography, or imaging science.

This scholarship is only available for U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents.

If you do not meet the eligibility requirements, you are suggested not to apply.

How to Apply

The K. Stuart Shea Scholarship application process consists not only of the completed application form but also requires a 3-4 page essay describing and discussing how your doctoral research in cartography, geography and/or imaging science will advance the mission of Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT).

You should describe how your expertise will contribute to GEOINT as a multidisciplinary approach to problem-solving of real-world human security challenges using geospatial science, data, and technology.

That way, you will show your plans to further the advancement of the geospatial tradecraft, which is the field that the USGIF is dedicated to.

The deadline to apply for the Stu Shea Scholarship is February 28th and make sure you submit the application form and the essay prior to that moment.

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