What software is included?

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Licenses and Subcriptions

Each scholarship recipient will receive the following software for education and research use:

  • A three-year term license of ArcGIS Desktop Advanced Single Use and ArcGIS Extensions bundle, which includes:
    • ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap
    • 3D Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, Network Analyst, Publisher, Spatial Analyst, Tracking Analyst, Data Reviewer, Data Interoperability, Schematics, Workflow Manager, Image Analyst, and LocateXT
    • ArcGIS Online Entitlement subscription (includes 100 service credits and 1 named user)
    • Software maintenance (provides technical support, software updates and unlimited access to e-learning courses through the Esri Training site)
  • A three-year term license of each of the following Premium Apps:
    • ArcGIS GeoPlanner
    • ArcGIS Insights (includes 1000 service credits)
    • ArcGIS Urban
  • A three-year, Professional-level ArcGIS Developer Subscription, which includes an ArcGIS Online developer account with 50 credits per month, ArcGIS Enterprise for development purposes, ArcGIS CityEngine, and access to developer tools and resources.

Scholarship recipients will need to have or create an Esri Account to download the software and obtain authorization codes through My Esri.

Term End

The three-year term will end June 30, 2024, regardless of when the licenses are activated or first used. Students who are nominated and complete the requirements earlier in 2021 will therefore benefit from an extended license period. If a scholarship recipient already has a license, for example, a Desktop 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 purchase an ArcGIS for Student Use or an ArcGIS for Personal Use license to maintain their Desktop license and will have the option to pay the regular annual fee to maintain their Premium App licenses and/or 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, Esri Canada instructor-led training and complimentary registration at one of Esri Canada’s User Conferences.

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, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there may be delays with issuing and mailing cheques.

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, 2021, they will have until March 1, 2022, 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, SpatiaLABS 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, 4th Edition
  • Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro 2.6

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