LINZ Geographic Information Science (GIS) Tertiary Scholarships awarded

20 February 2020

LINZ is pleased to announce and congratulate recipients of this year’s external GIS Tertiary Scholarships.

Deputy Chief Executive, Location Information, Jan Pierce says the aim of the scholarships is to grow the geospatial workforce through assisting students with costs at a critical time in their emerging careers.  

“LINZ is very pleased to be awarding these scholarships which recognise the importance of high-value geographic information to our economy, environment and society now, and into the future,” says Ms Pierce.

The recipient of LINZ postgraduate GIS $5,000 scholarship is:

  • Moka Apiti
    Moka is undertaking a PhD in Earth Science at Massey University.  Moka’s thesis topic and research will explore new digital spatial technologies as they apply to mātauranga Māori. His work has a specific focus on how these new technologies can assist in storing and presenting traditional knowledge and data in a model that is acceptable to Indigenous people, and able to be used in the future.

Recipients of LINZ undergraduate GIS scholarships are:

  • Te Rua Wallace
    Te Rua is studying for a Bachelor of Environmental Planning in Te Ara Taiao: Māori and the Environment at the University of Waikato.
  • Christina McCabe
    Christina is studying for a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science & Geography at Massey University.

The two undergraduate scholarships provide fees for GIS-related courses that are completed successfully during their second and/or further year(s) of undergraduate study.

For more information about LINZ scholarships see LINZ Tertiary GIS Scholarships.

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