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Regional SCAUG Scholarships

In an effort to foster the upcoming generations of GIS professionals in the region, SCAUG offers several scholarship opportunities. Without this renewing resource of fresh ideas and talented minds the ever changing field of GIS as we know it would cease to exist. It is for this reason SCAUG is helping build the future of our professional diversity one student at a time.

Download Regional 2022 SCAUG Scholarship Application Form


  • encourage the goals of students and professionals who are working toward their undergraduate or graduate degree in a geospatial science.
  • promote and support the increase of knowledge and proficiency of geospatial sciences in the south central region.
  • recognize and encourage scholastic and professional accomplishments in the geospatial sciences.


The SCAUG Collaborative Scholarship is funded by the SCAUG annual events and contributions from the private community.
If you are interested in contributing to one of the Scholarship Funds, please visit the Scholarship Contributions page.

Regional Scholarship Benefits

  • $1,500 applied directly to their university account to offset educational expenses.
  • Complimentary registration to the upcoming Regional SCAUG conference.

How will the recipients be selected?

The scholarship recipients will be selected by the SCAUG officers. Selection will be based on merit and meeting eligibility requirements as outlined in the application. Scholarships will only be awarded if applicants deemed worthy by the SCAUG officers.

Scholarships will be presented to recipients at their respective educational institutions. If possible, a SCAUG representative will present the scholarship. An announcement of the scholarship winners will also be made at the main session of the corresponding conference of their complimentary registration.

  • Applicant must be a registered student, in good standing, in a recognized university, community college, or technical institute in the SCAUG region.
  • Applicant must be enrolled in a course of study in the field of geospatial sciences for the current and upcoming semester (not graduating the semester or the semester directly following the receipt of the scholarship award).
  • Applicant may not be a past recipient.

How do I apply?

 Download Regional 2022 SCAUG Scholarship Application Form

2022 Regional Scholarship Winners

Undergraduate Winner:  Jackie Harsha, Oklahoma State University

Jackie Harsha is a Junior at Oklahoma State University majoring in GSIS and Spanish. She is also a member of the AFROTC, and will commission as an officer after she graduates in May 2023. Her dream is to be a Space Force Officer and work with satellites and GPS. Jackie also enjoys working at the Wesley Foundation at OSU, and doing honor guard details at OSU football games. She interned in the summer of 2021 with the Civil Air Patrol, to help develop a training program for volunteers to collect GIS data for FEMA after natural disasters. Her favorite part of GSIS is how intricate the software is to be able to analyze such large data packages."

Graduate Winner:  Brice Zoungrana, Oklahoma State University

Brice Zoungrana is a doctoral student in geography at Oklahoma State University. He is originally from Burkina Faso and graduated from South Dakota State University in 2020 with a Master’s Degree in Geography with a specialization in GIS. HIs career goal is to work with low-incomepeople and develop sustainable ways of living to positively impact their lives.His research project uses geographic ideas, GIS, and remote sensing methods to address a sustainable farmer initiative called Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR).He is fluent in French and Moore, a native Burkina language. 

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