2015 ASPRS Western Great Lakes student travel grant program now accepting applications

The American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing Western Great Lakes Region is comprised of public, private, and academic professionals dedicated to the advancement of the geospatial profession. The Western Great Lakes Region of the ASPRS is one of 17 regions nationwide and consists of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, Indiana, and northern Illinois. There are four universities with ASPRS student chapters in the Western Great Lakes Region: Indiana State University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, University of Minnesota, and Michigan Technological University.

As part of our continuing support for outreach and education, the WGL-ASPRS Region Board has recently authorized a program to provide financial support for students actively engaged in the ASPRS organization.  Up to three awards of $500.00 each will be made to support travel for undergraduate or graduate students who plan on participating in an eligible conference in 2015.

Selection for reimbursement will be competitive, and will require at a minimum, student membership in ASPRS and confirmed participation as a volunteer or presenter at the ASPRS National Conference or another eligible conference in 2015.

For more details, click on the “Grants” tab on the WGL Web site. The deadline for consideration is March 27, 2015 (deadline extended).  Applications and questions related to the process should be sent to WGL Treasurer Jim Lacy.