NMGIC offers two $1,000 scholarships annually for both students and professionals in the geospatial industry. Applications are generally due in the fall and winners are announced at the Fall meeting. Recipients will be asked to give a 15 minute “lightning talk” at the Spring meeting on how funds were used and how the NMGIC scholarship help you achieve your goals. Please stay tuned or contact board@nmgic.com for more information.

Jesse Rossbach Memorial (JRM) Scholarship

The Jesse Rossbach Memorial Scholarship (JRM) is for students in the geospatial technology / geographic information science who are attending institutions of higher education in New Mexico. 

The intent of the scholarship is to support student projects in geospatial technology / geographic information science; students from all academic disciplines are encouraged to apply – the key is the project’s subject matter must be geospatial in nature. The scholarship will be awarded to individuals in care of their academic department.

Amelia Budge (A. Budge) Scholarship

The Amelia Budge Scholarship (A. Budge) is for professionals in geospatial technology/geographic information science who are seeking to enhance their technical knowledge and working relationships. 

The intent of the scholarship is to support professionals working in geospatial technology/geographic information science. Applicants from any profession are encouraged to apply – the key is the professional development activity must be geospatial in nature. Examples of activities include conference attendance, educational workshop attendance, professional certification fees, and books.

How to Apply

To be considered for the award, applicants must submit via email pdappen@gmail.com:

  1. A completed application (PDF download).
  2. A brief one page description of student scholarly project if applying for The Jesse Rossbach Memorial Scholarship, OR a description of how funds will be used for professional development if applying for The Amy Budge Scholarship.
  3. Resume or CV
  4. One letter of support to the NMGIC Scholarship Committee from an instructor or supervisor.
  5. Applications for these scholarships are due October 13, 2023