2021 Scholarships 

GIS Colorado is pleased to announce four scholarships were awarded  to students exhibiting academic excellence in the following geospatial technologies fields: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), or related disciplines. Scholarships support education and research for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in accredited 2-year or 4-year Colorado colleges or universities.

In addition to the monetary award, all winners received a one year membership to GIS Colorado. Scholarship recipients who chose to present wining projects at GIS in the Rockies (as a poster or presentation) received conference registration fee paid for by GIS Colorado.

2021 Scholarships GIS Colorado awarded four scholarships for 2021:

  • Two (2) scholarships to undergraduate students
    o $1500 – first place
    o $500 – second place
  • Two (2) scholarships to graduate students
    o $1500 – first place
    o $500 – second place


Undergraduate scholarships are awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in the application of geospatial tools, and are intended to support student learning and experience with geospatial technologies and tools. Graduate awards are designed to support application of GIS knowledge and expertise to independent and original research. Undergraduate or graduate level status will be based on the student’s highest level of completed education. The final decision of this status is up to the Scholarship Committee and the Board of GIS Colorado.

Students must be attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college/university, or graduate school, located in Colorado, either as a resident or as an online student. To receive scholarship funds, winners must be confirmed as a full-time or part-time enrolled student during the Fall 2022 semester.

How to Apply

The 2021 GIS Colorado scholarships deadline has passed. Save the date for the next scholarship cycle for March of 2022.