Published: April 24, 2019

Digital Globe awardAre you a junior or senior Geography major concentrating in GIScience, which includes GIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis, or Cartography? Planning to pursue a career in one of these areas? You could win a $5,000 award. That’s right, five thousand dollars!

  • Digital Globe Foundation Chuck Chaapel Memorial Award
  • Award Amount $5,000
  • Application Deadline Monday May 6, 2019

Digital Globe captures and sells multi-resolution satellite imagery and geospatial content, operating civilian remote sensing platforms. The company maintains current and historical geospatial imagery collections, and creates specialized map and imagery products using state-of-the-art spatial analysis and cartography.

To be awarded to a promising junior or senior concentrating in GIS, Remote Sensing, Spatial Analysis or Cartography who intends to pursue a career in geospatial sciences.

Eligibility: Undergraduate Geography Majors concentrating in GIScience, who hold junior or senior standing, and have completed at least two upper division courses in GIScience, Remote Sensing, Cartography or Statistics by the end of Spring 2019. Previous winners are not eligible for consideration.

Application Packet: Prepare a 250 word statement describing relevant coursework; mention any special projects or relevant experience. Discuss your career plans, and how your GIScience education will help you to make a contribution after you graduate. State how the award will help you to achieve your career goal. Send your statement and unofficial transcript to Leslie Yakubowski no later than Monday 6 May. Put your last name and the word DigitalGlobe in the subject header. Review of applications by three CU Geography faculty will be completed and the winner announced on the Geography department website.

The award carries no obligation to Digital Globe, although students may be given an opportunity to work or intern at the company (local offices in Longmont, Colorado).