- The purpose of the award is to encourage upper-division undergraduate and graduate-level college students to pursue a course of study in surveying and photogrammetry leading to a career in the geospatial mapping profession.
- Students currently enrolled or intending to enroll in a college or university in the United States or Canada who are pursing a program of study in surveying or photogrammetry leading to a career in the geospatial mapping profession.
- The award consists of a certificate and a check in the amount of $5,500 and a one-year student or associate membership (new or renewal) in ASPRS.
- This award is presented by ASPRS through the ASPRS Foundation from funds donated by students associates colleagues and friends of Frank Moffitt as a memorial to his lifetime contributions to the photogrammetric surveying profession.
An upper-division undergraduate or graduate-level student who wishes to be considered for the award must submit an application form and the following items:
- A listing of courses taken and/or those to be taken in surveying and photogrammetry and other related geospatial information technologies recognizing that instruction in remote sensing is often embedded in courses taught in many different disciplines.
- A transcript of all college/university level courses completed and grades received to demonstrate scholastic ability.
- A listing of: 1) work experience and internships; 2) technical papers research reports or other publications; 3) courses taught as a lecturer or teaching assistant; and 4) presentations made that may support the applicant’s capabilities in this field.
- Two letters of recommendation from faculty members or professionals having knowledge of the applicant’s capabilities (demonstrated or potential).
- A statement not to exceed 2 pages detailing: 1) the applicant’s educational and/or research goals that relate to the advancement of surveying and photogrammetry and other related geospatial information technologies and the applications of these technologies and 2) the applicant’s long-term professional career goals.
- The Committee evaluates each candidate’s application applying equal weight to each element outlined above.
- The Committee will also assign additional points as appropriate to the final scores for those applicants having attributes that reflect Professor Moffitt’s career and contributions.