URISA is pleased to accept applications for the 2021 URISA Dr. Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz Young Professional Scholarship*.
A core strategic goal for URISA is to support GIS professionals at all stages of their careers. URISA has established a number of programs to support young professionals and has active participation through programs such as GISCorps with abundant, diverse and rewarding volunteer opportunities, the URISA GIS Leadership Academy, and the Vanguard Cabinet which collaborates with URISA leaders and committees to create programs and opportunities geared toward other young professionals.
URISA established the Dr. Marilyn O’Hara Ruiz Young Professional Scholarship program which selects up to two young professionals (35 years old or younger) to attend GIS-Pro 2021 in-person. The participants in this program will have the opportunity to attend a one-of-a-kind geospatial super-event in Baltimore and experience cross-discipline sessions covering the most up to date and emerging GIS technologies, processes and applications, strengthen professional connections through networking with key URISA and industry leaders, and connect with and get involved in local, national and international initiatives and activities, all while obtaining valuable professional/continuing education credits.
Eligibility and Attendance Requirements
To Apply: Complete the application
Send your resume, a letter of employer support on letterhead (if applicable) and a professional reference/recommendation familiar with your work. All materials must be submitted directly to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: URISA Young Professional Scholarship
Selected Scholarship winners will receive ($1850 Value + professional growth and networking experience!)
Donations are encouraged to support this scholarship fund! URISA is a 501c3 charitable organization and donations are tax deductible.
For more information about this and other student and young professional opportunities at GIS-Pro 2021, click here.