Francis H. Moffitt Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship Description

Purpose   * 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.Eligibility   * 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.Award   * The award consists of a certificate and a check in the amount of $3,000 and a one-year student or associate membership (new or renewal) in ASPRS.  * This award is presented by ASPRS, MAPPS (the Management Association of Private Photogrammetric Surveyors) and ACSM (the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping) 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.ApplicationAn upper-division undergraduate or graduate-level student who wishes to be considered for the award must submit an application that includes 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 internships, special projects or work experience; technical papers, research reports or other documents; courses taught as a lecturer or teaching assistant; and 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 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. The statement should also include long-term careen goals in the profession and future plans.Award Selection   * 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.

Year of Need: College Junior, College Senior, 1st Year Grad, 2nd Year Grad,

Type: Merit Based

Num Awards: 1

Min Award: 3000

Max Award: 3000

Deadline: 2018-12-01


Sponsoring Organization The American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing
5410 Grosvenor Lane, Suite 210
Bethesda, MD 20814-2160

Contact Person:

Phone: 301-493-0290

Fax: 301-493-0208