Education

Scholarships

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In 2015, ISPLS awarded over $9,000.00 in scholarships to Idaho students. Our annual scholarship auction, held in conjunction with the annual conference, helps to fund the educational opportunites for students who prove to be exceptional in their studies. We are honored to help support the future surveyors in our state.

Scholarships are due October 30, 2016

We offer awards to 3 categories of students, as follow:

College and University Students

Each year, ISPLS provides scholarships for students enrolled in Geomatics, Civil Engineering Technology or Surveying Programs in Idaho colleges or universities. Applications are due in the Fall to be awarded for the Spring semester.

Students must be in their second or third year of study, be enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours) and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Awards are given in the amount of $500.00 and $2,300.00. Transcripts, current enrollment schedule, and an essay are required for this scholarship.

Scholarships for College and University Students: Due October 30, 2016

College and University Scholarship Application

Scholarships for At-Large, Non-Traditional Students

At the August 18, 2007, meeting of the ISPLS Board of Directors, funds were designated for three "at large" scholarships of $500 each for non-traditional students with an interest in surveying and some background in field or office work. Applicants will usually be employees of Idaho surveying firms. They will be required to submit at least two letters of recommendation, high school and/or college transcripts and a resume of their employment.

Scholarships for College and University Students: Due October 30, 2016.

At-Large Scholarship Application

Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors

On May 20, 2006, the Board of Directors of the Idaho Society of Professional Land Surveyors approved funding for three $500 scholarships. They will be awarded to graduating seniors in Idaho high schools who will be entering the Geomatics or Civil Engineering Technology Programs at Idaho State University, or the Civil Engineering Technology Program at Lewis-Clark State College, as full time students in the fall semester following graduation.

Granting of these scholarships will be based upon answers to questions in the application form, letters of recommendation and a statement of intent to enroll in one of the programs mentioned above. To be considered, a student must have a minimum grade point average of 2.0 from an accredited Idaho high school. A transcript of high school credits must be submitted in order to determine if the applicant will have the necessary background to succeed in the Geomatics courses. Other information, such as a brief biography or list of academic and/or extracurricular achievements will be helpful.

Graduating High School Seniors Scholarship Application

Scholarships for High School Seniors/Incoming Freshman are due April 1 and August 1 of every year!