14 October 2020
Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) is offering tertiary scholarships to encourage students in geospatial study in 2021.
Deputy Chief Executive Location Information Jan Pierce says the geographic information science (GIS) scholarships will help build New Zealand’s geospatial workforce.
“We are very pleased to offer these scholarships to recognise the importance of high-value geographic and property information to our economy, environment and society now, and into the future,” Ms Pierce says.
There are 2 scholarships - an undergraduate and a postgraduate GIS scholarship, each worth up to $5,000.
Applications are open to students enrolled at a New Zealand university or other New Zealand tertiary institute who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents and have completed their first year of tertiary studies (for undergraduate scholarship) or undergraduate qualification (for postgraduate scholarship).
LINZ established its external tertiary GIS scholarships in 2018. Some of the postgraduate research undertaken with assistance from the scholarship include how geospatial information can provide insights to help locate transient people during natural disasters and how new digital spatial technologies apply to mātauranga Māori.
Previous undergraduate scholarship recipients have been undertaking a variety of study programmes along with GIS courses: Resource & Environmental Planning; Geography; Applied Science majoring in GIS.
Applications for this year’s LINZ external GIS tertiary scholarships will be accepted until 20 November 2020.
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