Herndon, Virginia (October 2, 2014)—The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) presented scholarships to 22 students as part of its 2014 USGIF Scholarship Program. The program furthers the advancement of the GEOINT tradecraft by granting scholarship awards to promising students pursuing a degree in the geospatial sciences or a related field. In total, USGIF has awarded $792,000 in scholarship funds since the program began in 2004.
This year, the Foundation granted scholarships to five Ph.D. candidates, seven graduate students, seven undergraduates, and three graduating high school seniors. Each undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate awardee receives $5,000, while high school seniors receive $2,000 toward their education.
“I am proud that the GEOINT Community continues to support USGIF and our scholarship program, and allows us to award these deserving students with scholarships,” said USGIF Director of Academic Programs Dr. R. Maxwell Baber. “The USGIF Scholarship Program annually awards more than $100,000 each year, and this helps ensure the Community will always have a healthy workforce with strong spatial reasoning abilities and highly developed skills in geospatial sciences and technology.”
All scholarship recipients were selected by USGIF’s Scholarship Subcommittee, which evaluated applicants based on academic and professional excellence.
The 2014 USGIF scholarship recipients are:
Tanya Catignani, George Mason University
Katie A. Corcoran, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Jason Z. Edwards, University of Wyoming
David Shean, University of Washington
Amanda Ziemann, Rochester Institute of Technology
Julie Baer, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Sean Dolan, George Mason University
Nouman Hussain, Penn State University
Seth W. LeMaster, Penn State University
Megan M. G. Miller, Purdue University
- Gabe Powell, University of Mississippi
Alexander Tedeschi, New University of Lisbon
Xhulio Binjaku, University of Florida
Tiffany Huff, Texas Christian University
Anna Kalinowski, University of Missouri
Erik Mueller, University of Missouri
Travis Stevens, Virginia Tech
Everleigh Stokes, Penn State University
Matthew Vaughan, Virginia Tech
Graduating High School Seniors
Scott Constantine, Pope John Paul II High School, Boca Raton, Fla.; now attending University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Jed Dale, Babylon High School, Babylon, N.Y.; now attending University of Pennsylvania
Shareef Hussam, Westfield High School, Chantilly, Va.; now attending Cornell University
USGIF is a non-profit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger GEOINT Community with government, industry, academia, professional organizations, and individuals who develop and apply geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. USGIF’s mission is to build the community, advance the tradecraft, and accelerate innovation.