2013 USGIF Scholarship Winners Announced

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$107,000 Awarded to 25 Recipients

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) announced the recipients of its 2013 Scholarship Program, awarding a total of $107,000 to outstanding students studying the geospatial sciences or a related field. Since 2004, USGIF has awarded a total of $691,000 in scholarships.

This year, the Foundation awarded scholarships to 25 students, which include six Ph.D. candidates, nine students pursuing master’s degrees, four undergraduate students and six graduating high school seniors. Graduating high school seniors were awarded $2,000, and each undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. student received $5,000.

“USGIF remains a leader among geospatial scholarship programs, this year awarding $107,000 to innovative minds at all collegiate levels,” said Dr. Max Baber, USGIF’s director of academic programs. “These students represent the next generation of GEOINT professionals, leveraging strong spatial reasoning abilities with highly developed skills in geospatial science and technology.”

All scholarship recipients were selected by the Foundation’s Scholarship Subcommittee, and evaluated based on academic and professional excellence.

The 2013 USGIF Scholarship Program recipients are:

Doctorate

  •     G. Paul Bailey, University of Colorado
  •     Sergio Bernardes, University of Georgia
  •     Crystal English, San Diego State University/University of California, Santa Barbara
  •     Abby Frazier, University of Hawaii at Mānoa
  •     Thomas Gertin, George Mason University
  •     Tammy E. Parece, Virginia Tech

Graduate

  •     Steve Chignell, Colorado State University
  •     Thomas Davis, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
  •     Grant DeLozier, University of Oklahoma
  •     Justin Fung, Columbia University
  •     Shane Grigsby, University of California, Santa Barbara
  •     Matthew MacDonald, Northwest Missouri State University
  •     Thomas Muscolo, MIT Sloan School of Management
  •     Jakeb Prickett, University of Arizona
  •     Richard “Mike” Rodriguez, George Mason University

Undergraduate

  •     Patricia Burros, Texas State University, San Marcos
  •     Anna Kalinowski, University of Missouri
  •     Briana Neuberger, Rochester Institute of Technology
  •     Tanya Petach, Harvard University

Graduating High School Seniors

  •     Alayna Bigalbal, Heritage High School, Leesburg, VA
  •     Chandler Burke, St. Mark’s School of Texas, Dallas, TX
  •     Robert Weston Gaddis, Homeschooled, Riverton, UT
  •     Jason Moeder, Bowie High School, Bowie, MD
  •     Rachel Taylor, West Springfield High School, Springfield, VA
  •     Louis Werts III, Tuscarora High School, Leesburg, VA

For more information about the USGIF Scholarship Program, please visit http://usgif.org/education/scholarships.

About USGIF
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 whose mission is the development and application of geospatial intelligence to address national security challenges. For more information, please visit http://www.USGIF.org.

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