The purpose of the Award is to encourage and commend college students who display exceptional interest, desire, ability, and aptitude to enter the profession of teaching Surveying, Mapping, or Photogrammetry.
- The Award is made to a graduate student member of ASPRS currently enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in the United States, who is pursuing a program of study in preparation for entering the teaching profession in the general area of Surveying, Mapping, or Photogrammetry.
- The award consists of a certificate and a check in the amount of $3,000.
- This Award is administered by the ASPRS Foundation from funds donated by the friends and colleagues of Paul R. Wolf as a memorial to him. Recognized nationally and internationally, Paul was an outstanding educator and practitioner of Surveying, Mapping, and Photogrammetry and a great friend of the Society. As author, teacher, and mentor, Paul made significant educational and academic contributions to these fields.
All applicants must submit an application form and the following items:
- A listing of courses taken in Surveying, Mapping, and Photogrammetry and the academic grades received.
- An official transcript of all college or university level courses completed and grades received to demonstrate scholastic ability.
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty members having knowledge of the applicant’s capabilities (demonstrated or potential) as an educator in this field.
- Papers, research reports, or other items produced by the applicant that may support the capabilities in this field.
- A statement of teaching experience that may include teaching assistantships, seminars, and formal course teaching. The statement should include the nature, location and date(s) of the experience.
- A statement, not to exceed 2 pages detailing the applicant’s plans for continuing studies towards becoming an education professional in Surveying, Mapping, or Photogrammetry.
The Committee evaluates each application, applying equal weight to each of the items listed above. The applicant who, in the opinion of the majority of the Committee, has the highest overall ranking is designated as the winner.