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Home Education Awards and Scholarships William A. Fischer Memorial Scholarship

William A. Fischer Memorial Scholarship

Purpose:

  • To facilitate graduate-level studies and career goals directed towards new and innovative uses of remote sensing data/techniques that relate to the natural, cultural, or agricultural resources of the Earth.

Eligibility:

  • Current or prospective graduate student members of ASPRS.

Award:

  • One year scholarship of $2,000 and a certificate.
  • This award is presented by ASPRS with funding provided by a grant from the ASPRS Foundation, on behalf of individual and corporate contributions to the Foundation in memory of William A. Fischer, a pioneer in the use of remote sensing from space for the study of the planet Earth.

Application:

In addition to the application form and two letters of recommendation, applicants must submit the following:

  • A 2-page statement detailing applicant’s educational and career plans for continuing studies in remote sensing applications.
  • Official transcripts of all college or university level courses completed and grades received to demonstrate scholastic ability

Note: Submission of technical papers, research reports, or other pertinent items indicating applicant’s capabilities is encouraged but not required.

Award Selection:

  • Each item above will carry equal weight in the committee’s consideration.
  • The applicant who, in the opinion of the majority of the committee, has the highest overall ranking will be designated as the recipient.
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Home Education Awards and Scholarships William A. Fischer Memorial Scholarship