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SCAUG Scholarships

2023 SCAUG Scholarship Winners

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.

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.

Regional 2022 SCAUG Scholarship Application Form 

Memorial 2023 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.

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.

How will the scholarships be awarded?

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 semesters (not graduating as a spring or summer graduate for the year they receive the scholarship).
  • Applicant may not be a past recipient.
  • The Memorial Scholarship applicant must  be a current professional working 35 - 40 hours a week in the geospatial field in the SCAUG region.

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