Friends and colleagues of Kenneth J. Osborn (1952-2004) have helped establish the Kenneth J. Osborn Memorial Scholarship as a tribute to him from donated funds administered by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS).
Recognized nationally and internationally, Osborn was an outstanding practitioner of surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, and geospatial information technology, and a great friend of ASPRS. As a professional cartographer with the U.S. Geological Survey, Osborn made significant contributions to these fields.
The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and commend college students who display exceptional interest, desire, ability, and aptitude to enter the profession of surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, or geospatial information and technology. In addition, the Scholarship recognizes students who excel at an aspect of the profession that Osborn demonstrated so very well, that of communications and collaboration.
This annual Scholarship consists of a plaque and an amount of $500 and a one year student membership in the Society. The Scholarship is made to an undergraduate student currently enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in the United States, who is pursuing a program of study in preparation for entering the profession in the general area of surveying, mapping, photogrammetry, or geospatial information and technology.