Applications open for annual Esri Canada GIS Scholarship Award

Brock University students interested in a career in geographic information systems (GIS) are invited to apply for a $1,000 scholarship.

For the 11th consecutive year, Brock has been selected to take part in the Esri Canada GIS Scholarship, an award program that provides software, books, training, funding and other benefits to undergraduate and graduate students at universities across Canada who can demonstrate competent use of Esri’s geospatial technologies.

This year, the competition will be held virtually, with an application deadline set for Friday, April 1. One student from each university will be selected to receive a cash prize of $1,000 plus additional books, software and learning opportunities through the Esri training site and Esri Canada instructor-led online training, as well complimentary registration for one of the Esri Canada User Conferences.

The chosen Brock student recipient will be required to complete a poster and an ArcGIS StoryMap by Wednesday, June 1 outlining how they used Esri’s suite of products to enhance or conduct their research. Projects may include personal research, academic projects or course assignments.

Brock’s 2021 Esri scholarship recipient was Master of Arts in History student Jessica Linzel, who was recognized for her work to digitize trade routes in Niagara from the 18th and 19th centuries. Story maps for all 2021 Esri scholarship recipients can be found on the Esri Canada website.

Anyone interested in learning more about geographic information systems and/or creating a story map, are invited to attend upcoming workshops offered by the Brock University Library Digital Scholarship Lab: Intro to ArcGIS Online on Friday, Jan. 28 and ArcGIS Story Maps on Friday, Feb. 4. Both sessions take place virtually from 10 a.m. to noon.

For more details on the Esri scholarship, please visit Brock University’s page on the Esri Canada website or contact Sharon Janzen at

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