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Esri Canada GIS Scholarship Program
The Esri Canada GIS Scholarship program has grown to include sixty colleges and universities across Canada, totalling more than $3 million annually in funding and GIS resources for students. Although there are general eligibility requirements and obligations for scholarship recipients, each participating institution has its own application/selection process.
Consult the list below or the institutions page to see if your institution is a participant. Additional information about the institution and its process can be found on each participating institution’s profile page. If you have any questions about how the scholarship is awarded at your institution, please contact the person listed on your institution’s profile page before contacting Esri Canada’s scholarship coordinator.
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- What are the general eligibility requirements?
- What are the obligations for scholarship recipients?
- Is there a common deadline?
- What does the scholarship offer?
- Which institutions are participants in the program?
What are the general eligibility requirements?
To be eligible for a scholarship, students must have:
- A minimum B+ or equivalent average in overall GPA.
- Completed significant course work and/or research using Esri technology.
An academic transcript and a resume/CV must be submitted by the institution when the student is nominated. (Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.) Individual institutions may have additional requirements. Consult your institution’s profile page for more information.
What are the obligations for scholarship recipients?
Students nominated for a scholarship must submit by June 1 a poster and a report demonstrating a special project, lab work, or interesting research use in a specific setting and its outcomes using Esri’s ArcGIS software. More information and guidelines can be found in the FAQ for Students. A nominated student will not receive their scholarship until the poster and report have been submitted to Esri Canada.
In addition, scholarship recipients are expected to complete and maintain their personal profile in the Esri Canada Scholars Web Portal for a minimum of one year after receiving the scholarship.
Is there a common deadline?
Participating institutions must submit their nominations between February 1 and April 1. Each institution may set its own internal deadlines to reflect the nature of their programs and application/selection process. Note that at some institutions, all students enrolled in a specific program or course are considered for nomination and therefore there is no internal application deadline at those institutions. Consult your institution’s profile page for more information.
What does the scholarship offer?
The scholarship includes funding, Esri software, books, in-class and online training and networking opportunities. More information can be found in the FAQ for Students.
Which institutions are participants in the program?
- University of British Columbia
- University of Northern British Columbia
- University of Victoria
- Simon Fraser University
- Vancouver Island University
- British Columbia Institute of Technology
- Camosun College
- Okanagan College
- Selkirk College
- University of Alberta
- University of Calgary
- University of Lethbridge
- Mount Royal University
- Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
- Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
- University of Regina
- University of Saskatchewan
- Saskatchewan Polytechnic
- University of Winnipeg
- Brandon University
- Assiniboine Community College
- Red River College
- University of Guelph
- University of Ottawa
- University of Waterloo
- University of Western Ontario
- University of Windsor
- Brock University
- Carleton University
- Lakehead University
- Laurentian University
- McMaster University
- Nipissing University
- OCAD University
- Queen’s University
- Ryerson University
- Trent University
- Wilfrid Laurier University
- York University
- Algonquin College
- Fanshawe College
- Georgian College
- Mohawk College of Applied Arts & Technology
- Niagara College of Applied Arts & Technology
- Sault College of Applied Arts & Technology
- Sir Sandford Fleming College
- Seneca College of Applied Arts & Technology
- Cégep Limoilou
- McGill University
- Université Laval
- Université de Montréal
- Université du Québec
- Université de Sherbrooke
- University of New Brunswick
- Dalhousie University
- Saint Mary’s University
- NSCC Centre of Geographic Sciences
- Memorial University of Newfoundland
- Fisheries and Marine Institute of MUN
- College of the North Atlantic
Click on the name of an institution to go to its profile page. For general information, contact the Esri Canada Scholarship Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.