The Esri Canada Scholars Web Portal is your source for information about the GIS Scholarship Program and the Esri Young Scholar Award in Canada, as well a means to connect and network with GIS Scholarship winners.

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Esri Canada GIS Scholarships


Through our GIS Scholarships program, Esri Canada is proud to recognize Canadian post-secondary institutions that deliver strong, multidisciplinary GIS courses and programs. Students from 60 colleges and universities across the country are eligible for grants through this program. It provides recipients with great networking opportunities, funding and access to extensive GIS resources including Esri software, books and training to develop their GIS skills and knowledge.

2018 GIS Scholarships

Participating institutions must submit their candidates between February 1 and April 2, 2018. All required information and documents, including a poster and report, must be received by Esri Canada before the candidate will be confirmed as a scholarship recipient.

For general information, contact highered@esri.ca.

Canada's Esri Young Scholars

Esri Young Scholars Award in Canada


The Esri Young Scholars Award program was launched in 2012 to recognize the exemplary work in geospatial sciences of undergraduate and graduate students at universities around the world. It is offered by Esri in cooperation with its international distributors.

The award includes registration, transportation costs, hotel and per diem to attend the Esri Education GIS Conference and International User Conference in San Diego where the Young Scholars display their work and interact with other Young Scholars.

Read about the experiences of Canada’s 2017 Esri Young Scholar at the Ed UC and Esri UC.

Canada’s 2018 Esri Young Scholar Competition

Read: 2018 Esri Young Scholars Award Announcement2018 FAQ

Any full-time student or recent graduate from an undergraduate or graduate program at a Canadian college or university who has completed a project or research using Esri technology is eligible to apply.

The application deadline for the 2018 competition has passed. The winner will be announced by the end of April.