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.
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.
How do I apply?
Download Regional 2023 SCAUG Scholarship Application Form
SCAUG Collaborative Scholarship Winner - Grayson Wylie
Grayson Wylie is a graduate student at Texas State University. His research direction is in remote sensing and GIS, with a concentration on natural resources. Grayson has been studying GIS through two degrees at Louisiana Tech and Texas A&M while working in field for several years in between. Grayson spends his time outside of study at the river in San Marcos, worrying about how the emails are piling up.
SCAUG Memorial Scholarship Winner - Emily Waterman
I am an Environmental Specialist with an expertise in geospatial analysis, which allows me to identify ecological conditions in places that would be impractical to study in situ. I am a mother of two and have a varied background of experience that includes serving in the Army, years of customer service, professional report writing, and scientific field data collection. One of my lifelong passions has been contributing to environmental sustainability, which I have done so through stream and forest restoration efforts, environmental soil and water and quality data collection, and land use identification. I hope to continue using my skills in GIS to further protect the planet and provide a prosperous future for humanity.
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.