What are the requirements for the report?

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You may submit your report as a formal, written report, a story map, or an app. The content requirements are the same but the specifications are different.

Guidelines for Summary Report


Your report should contain a summary of your project or research goals, methodology and results that supports the content of your poster. You should include maps and other graphics as appropriate.

You must include your name, the name of your institution and an appropriate title. You should also acknowledge any group members or other researchers that contributed to the project or research.

Specifications – Written Report

The main body (excluding title page, captions and references) should not be more than 1000 words. You should follow your institution’s or department’s formatting guidelines for, e.g., line spacing, font, and referencing style.

Specifications – Story Map

All sections in your story map should be an appropriate length to be both informative and engaging. You may choose to use a more informal style than you would use in a written report.

You must include proper citations, including for any images that are not your own. Since it is an interactive format, you may also consider including links for readers to learn more about a topic.

Specifications – App

You must include information about the purpose of the app and how to use it, either directly in the app (e.g., in an About section) or on a page connected to the app (e.g., the Item Details page in ArcGIS Online).

What are the format requirements for the poster?

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For more detailed information: Guidelines for Poster Submission


Your poster should be creatively designed, use an appropriate colour scheme and contain both text and graphics that describe a project or research in which you used Esri technology.

You must include your name, the name of your institution and an appropriate title. If it is a group project or you received input from other researchers, they should be acknowledged on the poster. However, you should only include logos of organizations that have directly contributed to the project or research.


Your poster must be 24 inches wide by 36 inches high (61 cm x 91 cm, portrait orientation). All graphics should be of high enough quality for printing at this size, recommended minimum 300 dpi.

You must submit your poster as a PDF. You may also choose to upload an image of your poster in jpeg format to your profile. Note that there is a file size limit of 25 MB for uploads.

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:

  • Legal 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, app 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 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 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.