William A. Fischer Memorial Scholarship

This award is presented by ASPRS with funding provided by a grant from the ASPRS Foundation, on behalf of individual and corporate contributions to the Foundation in memory of William A. Fischer, a pioneer in the use of remote sensing from space for the study of the planet Earth. The purpose of the award is to facilitate graduate-level studies and career goals directed towards new and innovative uses of remote sensing data/techniques that relate to the natural, cultural, or agricultural resources of the Earth.


Current or prospective graduate student members of ASPRS are eligible to apply. The winner will receive a one-year scholarship of $2,000 and a certificate.

Please note that electronic submissions of all applications are now encouraged. In addition to the application form and letters of recommendation, applicants must submit the following:
- A two-page statement detailing applicant’s educational and career plans for continuing studies in remote sensing applications
- A transcript of all college or university level courses completed and grades received to demonstrate scholastic ability

Note: Submission of technical papers, research reports, or other pertinent items indicating applicant’s capabilities is encouraged but not required.

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