What software is included?

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Licenses and Subcriptions

Each scholarship recipient will receive the following software for education and research use. Use for commercial or revenue-generating purposes is not permitted.

  • A three-year term license of ArcGIS for Student Use, which includes:
    • ArcGIS Online with GIS Professional Advanced User Type and 1000 Service Credits
      • ArcGIS Pro Advanced Named User license
      • Essential Apps: ArcGIS StoryMaps, ArcGIS Experience Builder, ArcGIS Web AppBuilder, ArcGIS Dashboards, ArcGIS Instant Apps, ArcGIS Hub Basic, ArcGIS AppStudio
      • Field Apps: ArcGIS Field Maps, ArcGIS Survey123, ArcGIS Workforce, ArcGIS QuickCapture
    • ArcGIS Pro Extensions: ArcGIS 3D Analyst, ArcGIS Data Interoperability, ArcGIS Data Reviewer, ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst, ArcGIS Image Analyst, ArcGIS LocateXT, ArcGIS Network Analyst, ArcGIS Publisher, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst, ArcGIS Workflow Manager
    • Premium apps: ArcGIS Business Analyst Web App Standard, ArcGIS GeoPlanner, ArcGIS Insights, ArcGIS Urban Suite (ArcGIS CityEngine and ArcGIS Urban)
    • ArcGIS Living Atlas of the World
    • Installation support, software updates, and unlimited access to e-learning courses through the Esri Training site
  • A three-year, Professional-level ArcGIS Developer Subscription (ADS), which includes:
    • ArcGIS Developer account (Creator user type) with free tier access to basemap layers; geocoding (not stored); simple routing; drive time areas; and feature, tile and data storage
    • ArcGIS Online Dev and Test organization, with two Creator and three Viewer user types, ArcGIS Navigator add-on licenses and ArcGIS Location Sharing user type extension
    • ArcGIS Pro Basic with common extensions
    • ArcGIS CityEngine
    • ArcGIS Enterprise Advanced with standard extensions and ArcGIS Utility Network, ArcGIS Parcel Fabric and ArcGIS Trace Network user type extensions
    • ArcGIS APIs, ArcGIS SDKs, and other development tools.

Scholarship software is not connected in any way to the participating institution’s licenses. Information on activating and accessing their software will be sent directly to the scholarship recipient. They will need to have or create an Esri Account to activate the ADS through My Esri.

Term End

The three-year term for 2024 scholarship recipients will end June 30, 2027, regardless of when the licenses are activated or first used. Students who are nominated and complete the requirements earlier in 2024 will therefore benefit from an extended license period. If a scholarship recipient already has a license, for example, a Named User license from their institution, they may continue to use that license or replace it with the scholarship license, but the term end date will not change.

License Renewal

At the end of the term, scholarship recipients will be able to renew their ArcGIS for Student Use license or convert to an ArcGIS for Personal Use license at the regular annual subscription price and will have the option to pay the regular annual fee to maintain their ArcGIS Developer Subscription.

What does the scholarship offer?

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The scholarship award offers a one-time cash payment for the individual student selected by each participating institution along with software, books, access to e-learning courses through the Esri Training site, and Esri Canada instructor-led training. Prior to the pandemic, it also offered complimentary registration at one of Esri Canada’s User Conferences. This benefit is expected to be available again if and when in-person user conferences resume.

How will the cash payment be made?

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In most cases, a cheque will be mailed directly to the student.

Please contact the Scholarship Coordinator to make alternative arrangements for your institution. Other options include:

  • Cheque made payable to the student but mailed to the institution to be presented during an awards ceremony.
  • Cheque made payable to the student but mailed to the institution and withheld until the student submits the required deliverables.
  • Cheque made payable to and sent to the institution, to be disbursed to the student by the institution.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer to the institution, to be disbursed to the student by the institution.

Note that there may be delays with issuing and mailing cheques.

Students receiving cash payments directly from Esri Canada will need to provide their Social Insurance Number, through a secure process, for income tax purposes. A T4A slip will be issued to the student at the beginning of the following calendar year.

Is support offered with the software?

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Yes, telephone and/or email support is included with the software maintenance. Self-help is available through the Esri Support site, online documentation, My Esri and the Esri Canada Higher Education Resource Finder.

The Scholarship Coordinator will also provide support, as needed, for students requiring assistance connecting to My Esri and activating their licenses. Special webinars and other resources may also be offered to help students get started with the software.

What does instructor-led training include?

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Two Esri Canada instructor-led, standard training courses are included in the scholarship award and are to be chosen by the award recipient. The list of available courses can be found at learn.esri.ca. The courses will be provided via Esri Canada’s virtual classroom.

Students must take the training courses within 12 months of being nominated for the scholarship unless arrangements for an extension are made with the Scholarship Coordinator before that date. For example, if a student is nominated on March 1, 2024, they will have until March 1, 2025, to take instructor-led training.

Can you provide more information about the Esri Training site?

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The Esri Training site, also referred to as the Esri Academy, was launched in August 2016. It provides a single, searchable catalogue of learning resources in different formats including web courses, tutorials and MOOCs. Certain resources are freely available or simply require an ArcGIS Online account.

Unlimited access to all e-learning content, such as self-paced web courses previously available through Esri’s Virtual Campus, is provided through a current maintenance subscription. Three years of maintenance are included in the scholarship award.  

What books are included?

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The following three Esri Press books will be provided as part of the award:

  • Python Scripting for ArcGIS Pro
  • Getting to Know Web GIS, 5th Edition
  • Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.8
  • Spatial Statistics Illustrated

Students will receive a redemption code that will provide access to eBooks through VitalSource.