Nomination period for Esri Canada 2019 GIS scholarships now open

Esri Canada

Hi all:

I hope that you have now all received the packages for the 2019 scholarship program. There were a number of factors that contributed to the severe delay, and although they were mostly beyond my control, I am already planning changes for next year to help ensure that the packages arrive at the start of the academic year. One option is to send the full package digitally, rather than through snail mail. If this is something you be interested in, please let me know.


For this year, the nomination period is now open. It is meant to close on April 1 but if you feel you will need more time to select a candidate due to the delay in receiving the package, please let me know.


When you are ready to submit your nomination, remember that you only need to send me the student’s name and email address. I will contact the student to obtain all the additional required information. If you have collected documents (e.g., resume, transcript) from your candidate, please be sure to obtain explicit permission from the candidate to share those documents with Esri Canada before sending them to me.


If you are subscribed to the Higher Education listserv, you should have seen the announcement I sent out last week about the Esri Young Scholars Award competition. It is unfortunate that the timing of the competition, and its name, is so similar to the GIS Scholarship program. I know that can cause some confusion so I have summarized the key differences in the table below. Information about both programs is available in the scholars portal,


  Esri Canada GIS Scholarship program Esri Young Scholars Award competition
Winner Selected By Each participating institution Esri Canada (Education and Research)
Eligibility Determined by the institution All students currently enrolled in a college/university program in Canada
Deadline Internal: set by the institution

External: ideally, by April 1

March 22, 5 pm ET
Submission Requirements All candidates must submit a poster and report to Esri Canada.

Additional requirements set by the institution

Poster, report, transcripts, personal statement
Prize Funding, software (3-year term licenses), books, training, Esri Canada UC pass Trip to the Esri UC and Education Summit @ Esri UC in San Diego, including registration, flight, accommodation and meal expenses


I look forward to receiving your candidate nominations. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Best regards,





Krista Amolins, PhD | Higher Education Developer and Analyst

Esri Canada | 900-12 Concorde Pl | Toronto ON M3C 3R8

T 647-943-1812 | | | |@GIS4HEd


Êtes-vous le prochain gagnant du prix Esri Young Scholars au Canada? La date

limite de presentation des demandes est le 22 mars.

Visitez pour de plus amples renseignements.


Are you Canada’s next Esri Young Scholar? Applications are due March 22.

See for details.