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 2023 Esri Young Scholar
Esri Canada is pleased to announce the 2023 Esri Young Scholars Award program. The award consists of a bursary that is available to any student currently enrolled at a Canadian university or college, subject to certain terms and conditions.
Friday, March 31, 2023, 5 p.m. EDT
- 1st Place: $1500 bursary
- 2nd Place: $1000 bursary
- Up to two (2) additional bursaries of $500 and Esri Press eBooks may be awarded to meritorious students at the discretion of the judges.
- A poster that highlights the objectives, methods and results of your use of Esri technology.
- A story map that explains the work presented in the poster.
- A personal statement describing your experience with GIS and your future plans using GIS.
- Academic transcripts for all post-secondary education.
- Contact and enrollment information.
- Consent for Esri Canada to use your submitted work and your name. You retain intellectual property rights to the work.
Applications are to be submitted through the ArcGIS Survey123 form linked below. The form will be available from February 1 to March 31, 2023. 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:
- Content: Are the goals, methodology and results of the project clear in both the poster and the story map?
- Design: Does the poster make effective use of graphics and text to communicate the purpose and results of the project? Is the story map format used effectively to engage the audience?
- Overall merit: Has the student demonstrated exemplary work in geospatial sciences?