A competition is held each year to select the Esri Young Scholar for Canada. Any student enrolled full-time in 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. Applications are reviewed by a panel comprising academic and business members. Judging criteria include content as well as design and presentation.

Congratulations to Canada’s 2024 Esri Young Scholar

Alysha van Duynhoven

PhD Candidate, Geography, Simon Fraser University

The Geographic Automata Add-In for ArcGIS Pro

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Best Story Map

Parinaz Joneidi Shariat Zadeh

Masters of Natural Resource Management, University of Manitoba

Green and Active Transportation Planning: Pinawa, Manitoba

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2024 Competition

Esri Canada is pleased to announce the 2024 Esri Young Scholars Award program. The award is available to any student currently enrolled at a Canadian university or college, subject to certain terms and conditions.


Monday, March 25, 2024, 5 p.m. EDT


Submission requirements

Consult the announcement and FAQs for more details. See also the Guidelines for Poster Submission and the Guidelines for Summary Report for tips on creating your poster and story map.

Submission process

Applications are to be submitted through the ArcGIS Survey123 form linked below. The form will be available from February 1 to March 25, 2024. Please ensure you have all the required documents and that your story map is public before completing the form.

All applicants must consent to Esri Canada’s use of their poster and story map and to their name being published in any media promoting the Esri Young Scholars Award and the results of the competition in Canada but may add comments or limitations regarding the consent to use in the application form. The applicant retains intellectual property rights to their work.


Submissions will be evaluated based on: