Scholarships

Adobe Associates, Inc. Land Surveying Scholarship

$1250

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  • Qualified Applicants will be currently enrolled in a recognized California degree program in surveying/geomatics.
  • Qualified Candidate will have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for overall college classes.
  • Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance:
    • A student who has demonstrated a commitment to professional activities.
    • A student who has demonstrated an interest in working for a Sonoma County based surveying firm.
    • A student who has demonstrated an ability to maintain a strong GPA.
    • A student who has a demonstrated financial need.
    • A student member of the local chapter of the California Land Surveyor’s Association in good standing. A student member in good standing will be as defined in current Chapter Bylaws.
    • A current or former resident of Sonoma County.
    • A student who shows professionalism in the submittal of their scholarship application.
    • Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

Bakersfield Chapter Scholarship

$1000

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  • Applicants must be enrolled in an ABET accredited surveying program.
  • Applicants must have a minimum a 2.0 GPA
  • Preference will be given to students who demonstrate the following:
    • a commitment to professional activities
    • interest in working for a Kern County based firm
    • financial need
    • current or former resident of Kern, Inyo, or Mono County
    • shows professionalism in submittal of application
    • Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

Central Coast Chapter, Cliff Lewis Memorial Scholarship - $750

$750

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  • Qualified Applicant(s) will be currently enrolled in an accredited degree program in surveying, surveying engineering, geomatics, or geomatics engineering approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America.
  • (or)
  • Qualified Applicant(s) will be currently enrolled in an associate degree program in surveying, surveying engineering, geomatics, or geomatics engineering with the intent to attend an accredited surveying course baccalaureate program or pursue a career in the land surveying profession.
  • A preference will be given to those with a GPA of 3.0 for overall college classes and a preference will be given to those with a 3.0 for major course study.
  • Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in no particular order of importance.
    1. Have worked or lived in the Central Coast Chapter area.
    2. Have already achieved a valid LSIT or LS license.
    3. Have experience in the land surveying profession.
    4. Are Trig*Star winners
    5. Have particiapted in a CLSA function and/or attended at least 2 CLSA Chapter Meetings
    6. Are a current member of CLSA
  • Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe

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Channel Islands Chapter Community College Scholarship

$500

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    Qualified Applicants for the Richard Grunewald Memorial College of the Canyons Scholarship must be currently enrolled at the College of the Canyons and have completed at least one surveying course at the College of the Canyons.
    Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance.
    1. Have demonstrated a desire to make a career in the surveying profession.
    2. Student’s hometown is in Ventura or Santa Barbara Counties.
    3. Have lived or worked in Ventura or Santa Barbara Counties.
    4. Have demonstrated a financial need.
    5. If a candidate cannot be found to meet the criteria listed above, the Foundation will select someone as close to the criteria as possible.

    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

Channel Islands Chapter, Ernie Newcombe Memorial Scholarship

$1000

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  • Qualified Applicants will be currently enrolled in either the Geomatics Engineering program of California State University, Fresno or the Surveying/Geospatial Option of the Civil Engineering program of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.

  • (and)
  • Qualified applicants plan to earn their Bachelor of Science degrees in 2010 or later.

  • Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance.
    1. Have demonstrated a desire to make a career in the surveying profession.
    2. Student’s hometown is in Ventura or Santa Barbara Counties.
    3. Have lived or worked in Ventura or Santa Barbara Counties.
    4. Have demonstrated a financial need.
    5. If a candidate cannot be found to meet the criteria listed above, the Foundation will select someone as close to the criteria as possible.
  • Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

Channel Islands Scholarship

$500 (2)

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    Qualified Applicants will be currently enrolled in either the Geomatics Engineering program of California State University, Fresno or the Surveying/Geospatial Option of the Civil Engineering program of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
    (and)
    Qualified applicants plan to earn their Bachelor of Science degrees in 2010 or later.
    Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance.
    1. Have demonstrated a desire to make a career in the surveying profession.
    2. Student’s hometown is in Ventura or Santa Barbara Counties.
    3. Have lived or worked in Ventura or Santa Barbara Counties.
    4. Have demonstrated a financial need.
    5. If a candidate cannot be found to meet the criteria listed above, the Foundation will select someone as close to the criteria as possible.

    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

CLSA A.E."Ed" Griffin Memorial Scholarship

$1500

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    Applicants are evaluated on their interest in pursuing boundary surveying and their history in the profession.
    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.
    ABOUT AMBROSE EDWARD GRIFFIN, P. L. S. Ambrose Edward Griffin was born on October 14, 1926, in Oregon. He died on December 29, 1977 in Sacramento, California Ed’s surveying experience started in Oregon with the United States Forest 1965 he transferred to the San Francisco office. In 1974 he transferred to Land Management in Sacramento as Chief of Cadastre. Ed served the California Land Surveyors Association in several ways: East officer, State Committee Chair, Director-at-Large, State President in 1976. He was licensed as a Land Surveyor in California in 1966. Ed was a true believer in Land Surveying education, as an early supporter State program and an advocate of Professional Development for all surveyors. completed his college education after coming to California, earning his degree in Economics from San Francisco State College. Ed died tragically, shot by a stray bullet while unloading groceries.

CLSA James E. Adams Memorial Scholarship

$1500

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    Applicants are evaluated on leadership roles and activity in surveying associations and in educating and helping others.
    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

CLSA Dick Hogan Memorial Scholarship

$1500

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    Applicants are evaluated on their activities within professional organizations and their activities promoting the profession to young students.
    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

CLSA Education Foundation, Community College Scholarships

$500 (4)

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    Qualified applicant will be enrolled in surveying classes at a community college and will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

CLSA Education Foundation, Past President's Scholarship

$1000

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    Applicants are evaluated on their activities within professional organizations and their activities promoting the profession to young students.
    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.
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CLSA Education Foundation Scholarships

$750 (3)

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    Qualified Applicant(s) will be currently enrolled in any California degree program in Surveying, Surveying Engineering, Geomatics, Geomatics Engineering or Geospatial Option approved and accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America. See attached link for list of Colleges and Universities:Qualified Applicant(s) will be currently enrolled in any California degree program in Surveying, Surveying Engineering, Geomatics, Geomatics Engineering or Geospatial Option approved and accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America. See attached link for list of Colleges and Universities:
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    High School Seniors must provide proof of acceptance and enrollment to any of the above programs for the 2010 school year.

CLSA Education Foundation, Scouting Merit Badge Scholarship

$1000

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    Qualified Applicant(s) will be currently enrolled in any California degree program in Surveying, Surveying Engineering, Geomatics, Geomatics Engineering or Geospatial Option approved and accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America.
    Qualified applicant will have earned a surveying merit badge through Boy Scouts of America or equivalent from similar youth organization and will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and time frame.

CLSA Education Foundation, Trig-Star Participant Scholarship

$1000

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    Qualified Applicant(s) will be currently enrolled in any California degree program in Surveying, Surveying Engineering, Geomatics, Geomatics Engineering or Geospatial Option approved and accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America.
    Qualified applicant will have particiapted in a Trig-Star competition and will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

CLSA Education Foundation, Dorothy Calegari Honorary Scholarship Criteria

$2000

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  • Scholarship will be awarded annually to the student who best meets the following criteria.
    • Enrolled in a 4-year degree program
    • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Candidate demonstrates academic merit, strong leadership potential and exceptional character. Candidate's extra-curricular activities indicate commitment to the profession.
    • Member of local chapter and state
    • Officer of Student Chapter
    • Student Conference Coordinator
    • Attends Chapter Meetings
    • Attends and Volunteers at CLSA Annual Conference
    • Assists CLSA in Outreach Activities such as TrigStar, Scouting Merit Badge, Soccer Field Layout, etc.

CLSA Education Foundation, Hal Davis Memorial Scholarship

$2000

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    Qualified Applicant will be currently enrolled in a California accredited degree program in surveying/geomatics approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America.
    Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance:
    1. Women in surveying.
    2. Demonstrated a commitment to professional activities including membership in CLSA.
    3. Involved in Leadership

    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

East Bay Chapter, Hal Davis Memorial Scholarship

$1000

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    Qualified Applicant will be currently enrolled in a California accredited degree program in surveying/geomatics approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America.
    Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance:
    1. Demonstrated a commitment to professional activities including membership in CLSA.
    2. Demonstrated support for the advancement of women in the land surveying profession
    3. Demonstrated an ability to maintain a strong GPA.
    4. Current or former resident of Alameda County, Contral Costa County, or surrounding area covered by East Bay Chapter.
    5. Demonstrated an interest in working for a surveying firm based in Alameda County, Contra Costa County, or the surrounding area covered by the East Bay Chapter.
    6. A student who has a demonstrated financial need.
    7. A student who shows professionalism in the submittal of their scholarship application.

    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

East Bay Chapter, Ken Kulda Memorial Community College Scholarship

$500 (2)

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    Qualified Applicant will be currently enrolled a two year surveying/geomatics degree or certificate program in the state of California
    Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance:
    1. Demonstrated a commitment to professional activities including membership in CLSA.
    2. Demonstrated an ability to maintain a strong GPA.
    3. Current or former resident of Alameda County, Contral Costa County, or surrounding area covered by East Bay Chapter.
    4. Demonstrated an interest in working for a surveying firm based in Alameda County, Contra Costa County, or the surrounding area covered by the East Bay Chapter.
    5. A student who has a demonstrated financial need.
    6. A student who shows professionalism in the submittal of their scholarship application.

    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

East Bay Chapter, Ken Kulda Memorial Scholarship

$1000

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    Qualified Applicant will be currently enrolled in a California accredited degree program in surveying/geomatics approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America.
    Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance:
    1. Demonstrated a commitment to professional activities including membership in CLSA.
    2. Demonstrated an ability to maintain a strong GPA.
    3. Current or former resident of Alameda County, Contral Costa County, or surrounding area covered by East Bay Chapter.
    4. Demonstrated an interest in working for a surveying firm based in Alameda County, Contra Costa County, or the surrounding area covered by the East Bay Chapter.
    5. A student who has a demonstrated financial need.
    6. A student who shows professionalism in the submittal of their scholarship application.

    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

Monterey Bay Chapter, Delwyn Rasmussen Memorial Scholarship

$750

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    Delwyn Clyde Rasmussen "Rass" PLS 2689 was born in Ferron, UT in 1917. During WWII, he worked for the weather station in close relationship with the U.S. Military. After the war years, he moved to the Monterey Peninsula where he began working with companies that "chain the land." He soon opened his own land surveying company. He was a surveyor, owner and consultant well into his 80s. Rass and his company were well-known for their honesty, integrity and professionalism.
    One of his most complex projects was the 1978 Official Map of the Custom House Redevelopment Project in Monterey; the street layouts there were originally determined by the "best fit" between the old adobes. This project turned a blighted area into the present Custom House Plaza with the traffic tunnel below. Rass kept his license current after retirement; he had the lowest PLS number among all of the active licenses issued in California. He remarkably lived his last eight years "off the grid" taking care of the land and a collection of animals. Rass passed away at the age of 99 in March 2017. He set a fine example for many of us, and will be very much missed.
    Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance:
    • A current or former resident of Monterey, San Benito, or Santa Cruz County.
    • A student member of a chapter of CLSA in good standing. A student member in good standing will be as defined in current Chapter Bylaws.
    • A student who has demonstrated an interest in surveying/geomatics.

Monterey Bay Chapter, Stanley R. Smith Memorial Scholarship

$750

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    Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences, listed in order of importance:
    1. A current or former resident of Monterey, San Benito, or Santa Cruz County.
    2. A student member of a chapter of CLSA in good standing. A student member in good standing will be as defined in current Chapter Bylaws.
    3. A student who has demonstrated an interest in surveying/geomatics.

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Orange County Chapter - Past Presidents Scholarship

$1500

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Quad Knopf Scholarship

$1000

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    Qualified Applicants will be currently enrolled in a recognized California degree program in surveying/geomatics.
    Qualified Candidate will have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for overall college classes.
    Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance:
    1. A student who has demonstrated a commitment to involvement in professional activities.
    2. A student who has indicated an interest in working for a Central Valley California based surveying/engineering firm.
    3. Overall GPA (above minimum 2.5 level) as compared with other applicants.
    4. A student who has demonstrated a financial need.
    5. A student member of the local chapter of the California Land Surveyor’s Association in good standing. A student member in good standing will be as defined in current Chapter By-laws.
    6. A current or former resident of the Central Valley of California.
    7. A student who demonstrates a high level of professionalism and quality in the preparation of their scholarship application.

    Qualified Applicants will be required to complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

Sacramento Chapter, Edward "Ed" Guy Zimmerman Memorial Scholarship

$500

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    Qualified applicants will currently be enrolled full time in an accredited degree program in surveying/geomatics approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States.
    (or)
    Qualified Applicant will be currently enrolled full time in a community college program in surveying/geomatics in the Sacramento Chapter area.
    (or)
    Qualified applicant will be currently enrolled part time in an accredited degree program in surveying/geomatics approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States or a community college program in surveying/geomatics in the Chapter area and be currently working at least 15 hours/week in a surveying related capacity.
    Candidates will be evaluated for potential selection by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance.
    1. A student member of the Chapter in good standing. A student member in good standing will be as defined in current Chapter Bylaws.
    2. A current or former resident of the Sacramento Chapter area.
    3. A student who has demonstrated an interest in the surveying profession by attending seminars, workshops, conferences, or in other ways has demonstrated an interest in the surveying profession beyond school and employment.
    Should no candidate be selected the scholarship award shall be held in the Foundation’s account for a future award.
    Qualified applicants will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.
    If a candidate cannot be found to meet the criteria listed above, the foundation will NOT select anyone and the scholarship will rollover.
    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

San Joaquin Valley Chapter, Ted Kerber Memorial Scholarship

$500

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    Applicants demonstrate an interest in surveying and CLSA.
    ABOUT TED KERBER
    Ted passed away on August 24, 2010 after bravely battling cancer for two years and still remaining an active member of CLSA and the San Joaquin Valley Chapter. Ted served as Chapter President, Newsletter Editor, and State Representative. Ted was a great friend to the surveying profession and he will be missed.
    1. Qualified Applicant will complete a foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and time frame.
    2. Qualified Applicant will be currently enrolled in an accredited degree program in Surveying, Surveying Engineering, Geomatics, or Geomatics Engineering approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America.
      (or)
      will be currently enrolled in an associate degree program in surveying, surveying engineering, geomatics, or geomatics engineering with the intent to attend an accredited surveying course baccalaureate program or pursue a career in the land surveying profession.
    3. Qualified Applicant will:
      1. 1st choice - Live in the San Joaquin Valley Chapter (Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties).
      2. 2nd choice - Live in the San Joaquin Valley Chapter area or in adjacent chapter areas (Merced, Mariposa, and Kern Counties).
      Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in no particular order of importance.
      • Maintains a 3.0 grade point average in their Major.
      • Have experience in the land surveying profession.
      • Have already achieved a valid LSIT
      • Are Trig*Star winners
    4. We want to choose our scholarship recipients ourselves and if a candidate cannot be found to meet the criteria listed above, the foundation will NOT select anyone and the scholarship will rollover.

San Joaquin Valley Chapter, W.O. Gentry Scholarship

$500

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    Applicants demonstrate an interest in boundary surveying and CLSA.
    ABOUT W.O. GENTRY William O. Gentry, PLS 2737 passes away on April 13, 1998 at the age of 75. Bill moved to Fresno in 1933. He quickly took up an interest in land surveying and in 1948 began his career with J. A. Ross & Associates. He was licensed in 1952 and stayed with J.A. Ross until starting his own firm, W.O. Gentry Land Surveying, in 1970. Bill was an active member of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter, CLSA, as well as the state organization. His sense of humor, professional attitude and his support of the surveying profession has been missed by his many friends and colleagues
    1. Qualified Applicant will complete a foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and time frame.
    2. Qualified Applicant will be currently enrolled in an accredited degree program in Surveying, Surveying Engineering, Geomatics, or Geomatics Engineering approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America. (or)will be currently enrolled in an associate degree program in surveying, surveying engineering, geomatics, or geomatics engineering with the intent to attend an accredited surveying course baccalaureate program or pursue a career in the land surveying profession.
    3. Qualified Applicant will:
      1. 1st choice - Live in the San Joaquin Valley Chapter (Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties).
      2. 2nd choice - Live in the San Joaquin Valley Chapter area or in adjacent chapter areas (Merced, Mariposa, and Kern Counties).
      Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in no particular order of importance.
      • Maintains a 3.0 grade point average in their Major.
      • Have experience in the land surveying profession.
      • Have already achieved a valid LSIT
      • Are Trig*Star winners
    4. We want to choose our scholarship recipients ourselves and if a candidate cannot be found to meet the criteria listed above, the foundation will NOT select anyone and the scholarship will rollover.

Sonoma County Chapter, Founders Scholarship

$750

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  • Qualified Applicants will be currently enrolled in the Santa Rosa Junior College program in Civil Engineering, Surveying and Geospatial Technology or a graduate of the program who is currently enrolled in a recognized California degree program in Land Surveying /Geomatics.

  • Qualified Candidate will have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for overall college classes.

  • Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences:
    • A student who has demonstrated a desire to enter the Land Surveying profession.
    • A student of the Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa, California.
    • A student who has demonstrated an interest in working for a Sonoma County based surveying firm.
    • A student who has demonstrated an ability to maintain a strong GPA.
    • A student who has a demonstrated financial need.
    • A student member of the Sonoma County Chapter in good standing. A student member in good standing will be as defined in current Chapter Bylaws.
    • A current or former resident of Sonoma County, California.
    • A student who shows professionalism in the submittal of their scholarship application.

San Francisco Chapter Sholarship

$750

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    Qualified Applicant will be currently enrolled in an accredited degree program in Surveying, Surveying Engineering, Geomatics, or Geomatics Engineering approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America, or will be currently enrolled in an associate degree or certificate program in surveying, surveying engineering, geomatics, or geomatics engineering.
    Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance.
    1. Candidate is a current or former resident of the City of San Francisco
    2. Candidate works at, or desires to work at a, a company having an office in the City and County of San Francisco.
    3. Candidate demonstrates a commitment to professional activities including participation in CLSA.
    4. Candidate maintains a GPA of 3.0 or above.
      If a candidate cannot be found to meet the criteria listed above, the Foundation will select someone as close to the criteria as possible. Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

San Diego Chapter, Dana Seguin Memorial Scholarship

$1250

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    Qualified Applicant will be currently enrolled in an accredited degree program in surveying/geomatics approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America.
    Qualified Candidate will have a minimum GPA of 2.5 for overall college classes.
    Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in order of importance.
    1. Dependent of a Chapter member in good standing. A member in good standing will be as defined in current Chapter Bylaws.
    2. A student member of the Chapter in good standing. A student member in good standing will be as defined in current Chapter Bylaws.
    3. A current or former resident of San Diego County.
    4. A student who by volunteering to help others achieve their educational and professional goals, represents the leadership and mentoring exemplified by Dana Seguin.
    5. If a candidate cannot found to meet the criteria listed above, the foundation will select someone as close to the criteria as possible.
    If a candidate cannot be found to meet the criteria listed above, the foundation will select someone as close to the criteria as possible.
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San Diego Chapter, Jas Arnold Scholarship

$1000

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San Diego Chapter, Vance F. Breshears Scholarship

$1000

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    Qualified Applicants will be currently enrolled in a recognized California degree program in Land Surveying/Geomatics.
    Qualified Candidate will have a minimum GPA of 3.0 for overall college classes
    Candidates will be selected by applying the following preference:
    1. A student who has demonstrated a desire to make a career in the Land Surveying profession.
    2. A student who has demonstrated an interest in working for a San Diego County based surveying firm.
    3. A student who has demonstrated an ability to maintain a strong GPA.
    4. A student who has a demonstrated financial need.
    5. A current or former resident of San Diego County, California.
    6. A student who shows professionalism in the submittal of their scholarship application.
    Qualified Applicant will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and timeframe.

Coffman Land Schalarship

$1000

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