US: The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) has granted scholarships to 22 students as part of its 2014 USGIF Scholarship Program. The programme furthers the advancement of the GEOINT tradecraft by granting scholarship awards to promising students pursuing a degree in the geospatial sciences or a related field. In total, USGIF has awarded USD 792,000 in scholarship funds since the programme began in 2004.
The Foundation granted scholarships to five PhD candidates, seven graduate students, seven undergraduates, and three graduating high school seniors. Each undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate awardee receives USD 5,000, while high school seniors receive USD 2,000 toward their education. “I am proud that the GEOINT Community continues to support USGIF and our scholarship programme. The USGIF Scholarship Program annually awards more than USD 100,000 each year, and this helps ensure the Community will always have a healthy workforce with strong spatial reasoning abilities and highly developed skills in geospatial sciences and technology,” said Dr R Maxwell Baber, USGIF Director of Academic Programs
All scholarship recipients were selected by USGIF’s Scholarship Subcommittee, which evaluated applicants based on academic and professional excellence. Some of the 2014 USGIF scholarship recipients are: Tanya Catignani, George Mason University; Julie Baer, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Xhulio Binjaku, University of Florida and Scott Constantine, Pope John Paul II High School, Boca Raton.