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Tony Gonzales Scholarship Program

AGIC is offering Student Scholarships for 10 free student registrations and lodging to attend the 2017 AGIC Education and Training Symposium.

Tony Gonzales was a valued member of the Arizona GIS community and committed to the advancement of GIS and GIS education throughout the State. His passing in 2001 was a huge loss for the GIS community. Tony Gonzales was a key figure in the development of GIS at the Arizona Department of Transportation. His enthusiasm for his work was exemplified in all that he did, from teaching GIS courses to serving on many advisory committees, including AGIC. In his memory, each year at the AGIC Conference scholarships are awarded to Arizona GIS students whose work best promotes GIS or GIS education in Arizona. Tony suffered from a condition known as neurofibromatosis. More information about NF can be found through the National NF Foundation website at www.nf.org.

The Scholarship

The scholarship includes a full three-day registration, including provided meals*, and a double occupancy room (to be shared with another student) for the nights of September 20th and 21st at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center.

In addition, each student will be given 5 to 10 minutes to speak in the Student Lightning Talks session on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 20, 2017. The Student Lightning Talks allow each student to give a brief presentation highlighting their GIS work.

To be considered for these awards, students must:

  • be currently enrolled in, or have graduated within the past 6 months from, an undergraduate or graduate program in GIS or related field
  • submit the application before 5 p.m. September 1, 2017
  • have your program advisor provide a reference letter/email before 5 p.m. September 1, 2017

Students selected will be notified by 5 p.m., September 11, 2017.

To begin the application process, please complete the form below. A one paragraph reference letter or email from your program adviser is also required. Refer to the instructions in the email confirmation you will receive after completing your application.

* The following meals are included: Wednesday, 9/20: Lunch; Thursday, 9/21: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner; Friday, 9/22: Breakfast and Lunch

Application

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To complete your application, ask your program advisor to send a one-paragraph email (or letter) of reference to Howard Ward at hlward@terrasw.com.

This information will also be provided in the email you receive after you submit your application.


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