The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) scholarship fund was established in 2004 and has awarded over $1.6 million since its founding. Scholarships are available to students studying GEOINT, geospatial sciences, and related fields, with scholarship opportunities available at the graduating high school senior, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral candidate levels.
There are seven sponsored scholarships, ranging from $10,000 to $15,000, and a general scholarship from USGIF, ranging from $1,000 - $3,000. Awards are distributed across the fall and spring semesters, and may be applied to tuition, books and technology, housing, research, and other education-based needs. Awards are non-taxable. USGIF scholarships are highly competitive and reviewed by a multi-tiered panel of experts. Awardees are recognized nationally by the GEOINT community and opportunities for additional involvement in events, research, and networking are perks of winning an award through USGIF.