2023 Awards and Scholarship Winners Announced!

4 May 2023 7:20 AM | Jami Dennis (Administrator)

The Board of Women in GIS is pleased to announce the winners of the inaugural Awards and Scholarships Program. We received a large volume of applications and nominations with high merit and contributions to the GIS/Geospatial fields. We would like to thank all applicants for their time, and we encourage those who were not selected this year to apply in the next cycle.


Distinguished Contribution Award Plaque

The committee did not receive qualifying applications in the service award category, and thus the board decided to give two awards in the Distinguished Contribution category because of the merit of the nominations received by the Awards and Scholarships Committee. The two awardees are:

  • Nadika Senadheera (Works at the World Health Organization), from Sri Lanka.
  • Lucy Chepkochei (Works in the Regional Centre for Mapping of Resources for Development – RCMRD), from Kenya.

Young Professional Award Plaque

  • Marilyn Cepeda (Work in the Fire Department of Riobamba) from Ecuador.


Graduate Scholarships [$1,000 each]

  • Aymber McElroy (Studying at the University of Wyoming, USA).
  • Chayanika Devi (Studying at the University of Cincinnati, USA).

Undergraduate Scholarships [$500 each]

  • Tamrin Jahan (Studies at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University, Bangladesh).
  • Michaela Roberts (Studies at Arizona State University, USA).

Grants for Professional or Academic Geospatial Work [$2,000 each]

  • Ayushi Gupta (Works in The Institute of Environment & Sustainable Development at Banaras Hindu University, India).
  • Aqsa Qalb (Works in The University of Management and Technology, Pakistan).

To learn more about the Awards and Scholarships program, visit this page.

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