What are the eligibility criteria?

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General Criteria

Esri Canada GIS Scholarships are only awarded to students currently enrolled at a participating institution in Canada.

To be eligible for a scholarship, you must have:

  • A minimum B+ or equivalent average in overall GPA.
  • Completed significant course work and/or research using Esri technology.

Specific Criteria

Esri Canada does not impose any eligibility criteria beyond the ones listed above. However, individual institutions may choose to restrict eligibility to a particular level, faculty/department, program, or course. If you are currently a student at one of the participating institutions, consult your institution’s profile page for more information.

What information do scholarship recipients need to provide?

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Students who have been nominated for a scholarship must provide certain information and supporting documents before they receive the award.

Personal Information

If your institution has selected you to receive a scholarship, the Scholarship Coordinator will notify you via email of your nomination. You will need to provide some personal information that will be used to process your award. This includes:

  • Full name
  • Mailing address, including apartment number, if applicable
  • Phone number
  • Preferred email address

You will also be asked to provide biographical information, for example:

  • Current enrolment program.
  • Expected graduation year and term.
  • Level of experience with components of the ArcGIS platform.

The information collected will only be used internally. You may choose to add as little or as much information to the profile that will be created for you on the scholarship recipients page as you wish.

Required Documents

In addition to the information listed above, you will need to provide supporting documentation to be confirmed as a scholarship recipient and receive the prize. This includes:

  • Resume/CV.
  • Academic transcripts (unofficial copies, e.g., from your institution’s online system, are acceptable).
  • Poster demonstrating your use of Esri technology.
  • Story map or written report further describing the work in your poster.

These documents must be submitted to Esri Canada regardless of what your institution may ask you to submit for consideration.

What is the application procedure?

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Each participating institution determines their own procedure for selecting a scholarship recipient. In some cases, all students enrolled in a specific program or course are considered. In other cases, interested students must submit an application.

Consult the list of institutions to see if your institution is a participant in the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship program. If it is, consult your institution’s profile to find out about the application procedure and whom to contact for more information or talk to your GIS instructor.

Is there a common deadline?

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2021 Scholarship Program

Participating institutions must submit their candidate’s name and email address between January 15 and April 15, 2021.

Each institution may set its own internal deadlines to reflect the nature of their programs and application/selection process. Note that at some institutions, all students enrolled in a specific program or course are considered for nomination. Consult your institution’s profile page for more information.

What are the expectations for scholarship recipients?

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If your institution has nominated you to receive a scholarship, you must provide certain information and supporting documents before you receive the award. There are also certain expectations for you as a winner of an Esri Canada scholarship. Some of these you will be required to do, and some you are encouraged to do:

  • Provide your contact information so that we may process your award.
  • Notify the Scholarship Coordinator of any changes to your mailing or email address.
  • Maintain your profile in the scholars portal for at least a year after you were nominated.
  • Submit a poster demonstrating your use of Esri technology by June 1. If you fail to do so and have not made arrangements for an extension, you may forfeit your scholarship.
  • Create at least one story map within a year of being nominated and share it to your profile.
  • Participate in conferences and training that help you develop your GIS skills and increase your knowledge of Esri technology.
  • Become a GIS Ambassador.