ESRI Canada with the help of the Geographic, Statistical and Government Information Centre (GSG) would like to recognize an emerging undergraduate or Masters student using geographic information systems (GIS) at the University of Ottawa. This scholarship will encourage the student to pursue studies and a potential career in GIS.
The following FAQ has been created to answer potential candidates' questions in regards to the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship Award.
1: What does the scholarship offer?
A: The scholarship offers a one-time payment of $1,500. It also offers software, books, access to e-learning courses through the Esri Training site, two instructor-led training courses, a complimentary registration for one of Esri Canada's User Conferences in 2018 and a personal and editable profile in the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship Web Portal. The prize winning poster (see questions 5 and 6) will also be displayed for a full year at the GSG Centre, after which it will be added to the Library’s map collection.
2: What software is included?
A: You will receive a perpetual license of Esri’s ArcGIS software, for education and research use:
- ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced Single Use
- ArcGIS for Desktop Single Use Extensions:
- ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
- ArcGIS 3D Analyst
- ArcGIS Geostatistical Analyst
- ArcGIS Network Analyst
- ArcGIS Publisher
- A one-year ArcGIS Online Organization subscription (includes 100 service credits and 1 named user)
- One year of maintenance (provides technical support, software updates and unlimited access to e-learning courses through the Esri Training site)
- One year professional-level ArcGIS Developer Subscription, which includes ArcGIS Enterprise for development purposes and Esri CityEngine.
3: What books are included?
A: The following three Esri Press books will be provided as part of the award:
- Python Scripting for ArcGIS
- Getting to Know Web GIS
- The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis
4: Can you provide more information about the Esri Training Site?
A: The Esri Training site provides a single, searchable catalogue of learning resources in different formats including Esri Press books, web courses, SpatialLABS and MOOCs. Certain resources are freely available or simply require an ArcGIS Online account.
Unlimited access to all e-learning content, such as self-paced web courses previously available through Esri’s Virtual Campus, is provided through a current maintenance subscription. One year of maintenance is included in the scholarship award.
5: What documents must be submitted with my application?
A: The following criteria must be submitted in digital format:
- Resume / CV
- Copy of academic transcript (minimum B+ average in overall GPA - only winner will require official transcript)
- A poster demonstrating a special project, lab work, or interesting research in a specific setting (i.e. promoting education, conservation, disaster response, urban planning, business, engineering, social science, et cetera) and its outcomes using Esri's ArcGIS software as the focus of the work.
6: What are the additional requirements for the scholarship recipient?
A: You must submit to Esri Canada a poster and a report demonstrating a special project, lab work, or interesting research use in a specific setting (e.g. promoting education, conservation, disaster response, urban planning, business, engineering, social science, etc.) and its outcomes using Esri’s ArcGIS software. The dimensions must be 24 in (w) by 36 in (h), portrait orientation. All graphics should be of high enough quality for printing at this size (300 dpi is recommended). The preferred file format for poster submissions is portable document format (.pdf), however Microsoft PowerPoint (.pptx), jpeg and tiff formats are also acceptable. The file size should not exceed 10 MB. Additional Guidelines for Poster Submission
7: What additional benefits are there to the program?
A: As a scholarship recipient you are invited to apply to Esri Canada's Associate GIS Professional Program.
8: What is the deadline for submitting an application?
A: Posters and supporting documentation (transcript: non-official is ok, only winner will require official transcript) can be submitted on or before March 1st, 2018 and in digital format only directly to:
GIS and Geography Librarian
Geographic, Statistical and Government Information Centre (GSG), Room 309E Morisset Library
University of Ottawa
65 University Pvt.
Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5
9: Who do I contact if I have more questions?
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