Academic Scholarship Program
About the Blue Marble Scholarship Program
Blue Marble offers students a chance to win a US$500 scholarship and a Global Mapper Pro license by submitting the results of a research project involving the use of Global Mapper. Open to any undergraduate or graduate student, this annual program encourages students to explore the full depth of functionality available in the software while expanding their core competency in the field of GIS.
The Global Mapper Scholarship Program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students at any recognized institute of higher education.
Submission Requirements and Process
Participants may submit a written thesis, or a project report, or a poster on any topic or theme. To be considered for the scholarship award, Global Mapper must be employed for data creation or collection; analysis or processing; and/or final presentation.
All submissions must be written in English.
To be eligible for the 2021 scholarship, entries must be received no later than November 30, 2021.
After the submission deadline, all entries will be reviewed by the Blue Marble Scholarship Committee, and the winner will be notified no later than December 15, 2021.
Blue Marble will publish an overview of the applicant’s research in a case study or similar form along with the announcement of the award.
The 2020 Scholarship Winner
Blue Marble would like to congratulate Erneste Ntakobangize, the winner of the Blue Marble Geographics 2020 Academic Scholarship!
A Graduate student at the University of Rwanda, Ntakobangize won the 2020 Blue Marble Geographics Scholarship for his outstanding technical report on the topographical survey of the Rusizi III Hydro Power Plant using both Global Mapper and Geographic Calculator to complete his work.
The Blue Marble Scholarship committee cited Ntakobangize’s mastery of GIS, 3D data processing and visualization, and Global Mapper’s application on such an essential report for his country as the most critical criteria in selecting him as the scholarship winner.
Terms & Conditions
Click here for the complete Terms & Conditions of this program.