Academic Scholarship Program

About the Blue Marble Scholarship Program

Blue Marble offers students a chance to win a US$1,000 scholarship and a Global Mapper Pro license by submitting the results of a research project involving the use of Global Mapper. Open to undergraduate or graduate students currently attending an accredited institution of higher education, 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.

Eligibility Criteria

The Global Mapper Scholarship Program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students at any recognized institution of higher education worldwide.  To qualify, the student must be enrolled in a program. The award of $1000 will be paid directly to the academic institution where the winner is currently enrolled.

Submission Requirements and Process

Participants may submit a written thesis, a project report, or a poster on any topic or theme. However, 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. Group projects are not accepted, only individual work.

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Application Deadline

To be eligible for the 2023 scholarship, entries must be received no later than December 31, 2023.

Winner Selection

All entries will be reviewed by the Blue Marble Scholarship Committee, and the winner will be notified no later than January 12, 2024.  The award will occur at a virtual ceremony at the annual user conference – GeoTalks2024, at 12:00 (US EST).

Publishing Results

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.


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