Applications are now open for Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand scholarships that encourage and support tertiary students in geospatial study in 2023.
Head of Location Information Aaron Jordan says the tertiary-level geographic information science (GIS) scholarships will help build New Zealand’s geospatial workforce.
'Toitū Te Whenua is 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,' Mr Jordan says.
Each scholarship is up to a maximum of $5,000 for undergraduate or postgraduate fees for GIS-related courses or research undertaken during the period of the scholarship.
Students heading into their second year or beyond can apply for a scholarship under the programme that was established in 2018.
Previous postgraduate scholarship recipients have researched how geospatial information can provide insights to help locate transient people during natural disasters, and how new digital spatial technologies apply to mātauranga Māori. Undergraduate scholarship recipients have been undertaking a variety of study programmes along with GIS courses, such as resource and environmental planning, geography, and applied science majoring in GIS.
Applications for this year’s Toitū Te Whenua external GIS tertiary scholarships are open until 13 November 2022. For more information and to apply, see our 'Tertiary GIS Scholarships' page.