Awards and Scholarships

Women in GIS (WiGIS) is pleased to announce the 2024 Awards and Scholarships Program.* In collaboration with Esri, Women In GIS will recognize 3 individuals with an award and provide 6 scholarships for women working or studying in geospatial fields.

WiGIS Awards recognize the contributions of women to geospatial fields. The scholarships provide funds for education expenses to undergraduate and graduate students and seed grants for women in the professional or academic sectors to support projects and research in a myriad of geospatial areas.

Applications are accepted from women in any country/region. Underrepresented women are particularly encouraged to apply. You may self-nominate or nominate someone else as well. Applicants and nominees can apply online for one award or scholarship only in any award cycle. 

Along with recognition, each awardee and scholarship recipient will receive a complimentary one-year license for Esri ArcGIS for personal use and StoryMaps. In addition, all winners will receive a complimentary one-year membership to Women in GIS. 

Applications will be accepted through February 21, 2024, 11:59pm US Pacific Time.

NOMINATIONS FOR 2024 ARE NOW CLOSED. Decisions will be made/and applicants will be notified by early May, 2024.

2024 Awards

  • Women in GIS Distinguished Contribution Award

  • Women in GIS Young Professional Award

  • Women in GIS Service Award

2024 Scholarships

Two (2) scholarships will be awarded for each category:

  • Undergraduate - $500
  • Graduate - $1,000
  • Grants for practitioners and academics - $2,000

All applicants must review the complete program guidelines before applying/nominating for any award or scholarship.


For questions, please contact (Emails sent to any other address will not receive a reply).

We are always accepting contributions to the WiGIS Awards and Scholarships Fund. If you would like to support this program, please visit the Awards and Scholarships Fund support page.

Contribute to the Fund

*Please Note:

  1. The Awards and Scholarships Committee has the right to contact references, employers, or other entities for verification of the status and accuracy of the application materials or the applicant’s statement.
  2. Decisions made by the committee and the Board of Directors in connection with the selection process will be final and requests for reconsideration will NOT be entertained.
  3. Non-US Applicants/Nominees understand that any award or scholarship money shall be disbursed in accordance with the laws of the United States.
  4. Previous winners/recipients must wait 2 years before reapplying.

Awards and Scholarships are in collaboration with Esri

Esri - The science of where

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