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North Carolina is a leading state in the geospatial industry, due, in part, to the excellence exhibited by the GIS professionals that live and work in this great state.  In that spirit, NCAUG strives to ensure that the next generation of GIS professionals have ample opportunity to receive a great education.  NCAUG awards academics scholarships to current students who are pursuing degrees or doing projects that benefit the geospatial industry.

Who Can Apply

To be eligible for a scholarship, Undergraduate and Graduate students must: 

  1. Be an attendee of an accredited North Carolina Community College or University in the 2024/2025 school year with a declared major in Geography, GIS, Geomatics or a related field.

  2. Not be a previous NCAUG Scholarship Award Recipient.

  3. Fully complete the application before the deadline.


Scholarship Awards

In honor of NCAUG's 35th Anniversary, we have increased our scholarship award amount for 2024.

Undergraduate: $2,000

Graduate: $3,000

Award recipients will also receive a free registration to the NCAUG Annual Conference as well as complimentary room and board for one night.  Winners will also have the opportunity to present their work at the conference.

Application Instructions

1. Provide one letter of reference from a GIS Professor or the department chair. This letter must be emailed directly from your reference to the NCAUG Board at and must arrive before the application deadline.

2. Provide one project example such as a poster, application or paper which highlights geospatial techniques.

3. Provide an unofficial transcript from the currently attending school. 

4. Provide a written statement that includes:
(maximum two pages, double-spaced, times new roman 12 font).

A. Describe your career goals as they relate to the geospatial industry.

B. Describe the project example you have included and why has this interested you?

C. How would you expand on this work to impact society or further the knowledge of this topic?



Applications are now closed!

Recipients will be notified beginning

June 7th, 2024

If you have any questions please contact:

Sangwoo (Marty) Sung, Ph.D.

NCAUG Scholarship Chair


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