The Oregon & SW Washington chapter of URISA is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and advancing an interdisciplinary approach to developing urban and regional information systems. Providing scholarships to assist in the education of future professionals and advancing research in this discipline are two goals aimed at assisting in this endeavor. The scholarship consists of two awards – the Mark Bosworth Tuition Scholarship and a research grant.
The Mark Bosworth Tuition Scholarship is designed to help defray the costs of GIS courses. The degree or program the applicant is working towards does not have to be specifically for GIS; however, the student must have an emphasis or focus within the degree on GIS.
The research scholarship is designed to facilitate research focusing on some aspect of GIS. The student can be pursuing a degree in any relevant field.
Timeline & Application Form
Check back for information on the 2013 application timeframe.
Both awards are for undergraduate and graduate students whose field of study includes courses on or research in the field of geographic information systems (GIS). The students must be attending a college or university within the Chapters boundaries, which is the state of Oregon and southwest Washington.
The scholarship consists of two awards – a general tuition scholarship and a research grant. Each is for $500 -- $1,500. Depending upon applications and circumstances, the chapter may choose to award no scholarships or a mix of tuition and research scholarships.