What is the deadline for nominating a candidate?

Published 2020/11/26 by

2021 Scholarship Program

The nomination period is from January 15 to April 15, 2021. Institutions may submit their candidate’s name and email address at any time during this period.

If you will be unable to select a candidate before the end of this period, you must contact the Scholarship Coordinator at Esri Canada as soon as possible to arrange for an extension. No candidates will be accepted after June 1, 2021. Any institution that fails to name a candidate by June 1 will forfeit their scholarship for 2021.

What information and documents must be submitted?

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Institutions are asked to provide only their candidate’s name and email address.

Personal Information

The candidate must provide the following personal information:

  • First and last name
  • Full residential address, including apartment number if applicable
  • Telephone number
  • Primary email address
  • Educational institution
  • Department, school or faculty name
  • Enrolment program
  • Expected graduation year

The following information is optional:

  • Preferred name (i.e., a name that they are known by other than their first name)
  • Student’s alternative email address (e.g., if their primary address is an institution email, they may provide an alternative address that can be used after graduation)
  • Supervisor’s name
  • Expected completion term (fall, winter, spring/summer)

Supporting Documents

In addition to the information listed above, four documents must be submitted before the candidate can be confirmed as a scholarship recipient:

  • Supporting documents:
    • Resume/CV
    • Academic transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
  • Deliverables:
    • Poster
    • Report

It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide these documents. Institutions should not submit any documents, particularly any documents containing personal information such as address and phone number, without the candidate’s express written permission. All documents should be submitted electronically through the scholars web portal. Hard copies are not required. Note that the candidate will not be confirmed as a scholarship recipient and will not receive the award until all the required information and documents are received.

Do GIS Award recipients also need to submit the deliverables?

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Students receiving a cash-only award, aka GIS Award recipients, must provide the same information and supporting documents as scholarship recipients. They must also submit evidence of their use of Esri technology, either through a poster or story map.

What are the deliverables that candidates must submit?

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Each candidate must submit a poster and a report demonstrating their use of Esri technology in a special project, lab work, or interesting research use in a specific setting (e.g., promoting education, conservation, disaster response, urban planning, business, engineering, social science, etc.). Information about the required format is available online through the scholars web portal and can also be requested from the Scholarship Coordinator.

The poster and report must be received by June 1. A candidate will not be confirmed as a scholarship recipient and the award will not be processed until these documents have been received. Requests for exceptions or extensions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If a candidate has not submitted the required deliverables AND has not arranged for an extension by June 1, they will forfeit their scholarship.

Candidates are encouraged to submit their report as a story map instead of a formal written report. The story map must be shared to the 2021 Esri Canada GIS Scholarship Recipients group in ArcGIS Online and preferably be shared publicly.

Are students required to present their work?

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No. With all in-person events currently on hold, students will not have any opportunities to present their work or have their posters displayed at Esri Canada User Conferences. Students are therefore encouraged to upload their poster to their profile in the scholars portal and to share their work through a story map.