The ASPRS Foundation has been chosen to take over administration of the newly created John O. Behrens Institute for Land Information (ILI) Memorial Scholarship. The award was established by the Institute for Land Information as a tribute to the many contributions of Mr. Behrens to the field of geographic and land related information and technology. John O. Behrens was a founder of the ILI and the author of many articles about the value of spatial information, land assessment and taxation, and land information policy. In recognition of Mr. Behrens’ outstanding contributions over his distinguished career, funds remaining in the ILI treasury when it was dissolved earlier this year have been donated to the ASPRS Foundation for this scholarship.
The purpose of the Award is to
encourage students/persons who have an exceptional interest in pursuing
scientific research or education in geospatial science or technology or land
information systems/records to enter a professional field where they can use
the knowledge of this discipline to excel in their profession. Initially, this annual scholarship will
consist of a certificate and a check in the amount of $1,000 and a one-year
student membership (new or renewal) in the Society.
The short-term goal will be to
increase the annual award amount to a minimum of $2,000. Future award
increases, or the addition of multiple annual awards, will be considered in
accordance with the policies of the ASPRS Foundation, with the intent to
maintain a fully endowed level at all times.
The Scholarship is made to an
under-graduate student currently enrolled or intending to enroll in a college
or university in the United
States for the purpose of pursuing a program
of study that prepares them to enter a profession in which education in
geospatial science or land information disciplines will advance the value of
those disciplines within that profession.
deadline for application is October 10, 2008. Applications about this scholarship and all others awarded by ASPRS can
be found at
John O. Behrens Institute for Land Information Memorial Scholarship Announced by ASPRS
September 12, 2008