Kenneth J. Osborn Memorial Scholarship


  • The purpose of the Scholarship is to encourage and commend college students who display exceptional interest desire ability and aptitude to enter the profession of surveying mapping photogrammetry or geospatial information and technology. In addition the Scholarship recognizes students who excel at an aspect of the profession that Ken Osborn demonstrated so very well that of communications and collaboration.


  • The Scholarship is made to an under-graduate student 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 profession in the general area of surveying mapping photogrammetry or geospatial information and technology.


  • This annual Scholarship consists of a certificate and a check in the amount of $2,000 and a one year student membership (new or renewal) in the Society.
  • This award is presented by the ASPRS Foundation with funding provided by donations from friends and colleagues of Kenneth Osborn as a tribute to him.


A student who wishes to be considered for the Award must submit an application form and the following items:

  • A listing of courses taken in surveying mapping photogrammetry and geospatial information and technology 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 or professionals having knowledge of the applicant’s capabilities (demonstrated or potential) as a professional in this field.
  • Papers research reports or other items produced by the applicant that may support the capabilities in this field.
  • A statement of work experience that may include internships other forms of work experience or special projects that demonstrate excellence in these fields and in communications and collaboration. 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 a professional in surveying mapping photogrammetry or geospatial information and technology.

Award Selection:

  • 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.