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The Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals (MAGIP)

and the University of Montana - Missoula announce the

Zuuring/MAGIP GIS Scholarship

Attention University of Montana - Missoula First-Year Graduate Students

If your research involves GIS, you are eligible to receive this $1,000 scholarship.

The Zuuring/MAGIP GIS Scholarship at The University of Montana is companion to the MAGIP GIS Higher-Education Scholarship awarded by the Montana Association of Geographic Information Professionals ( The selection process will be coordinated through a GIS Scholarship Committee consisting of the UM Steering Committee for the Certificate in GIS Sciences and Technologies, and one other faculty or industry representative. Each year a one thousand dollar ($1,000) award shall be made to a recipient selected by the GIS Scholarship Committee. The recipient must be a first-year graduate student in good standing, may be in any discipline, and must be working on a project that uses GIS as part of their thesis or dissertation research. Financial need may be used as a secondary criterion but selection shall be weighted more heavily on the strength of the thesis research and proposal. An individual may receive the award one time only.

To Apply Submit the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Department
  3. Phone number and Email address
  4. A project proposal explaining how GIS will be used in your research (limit 5 pages)
  5. Name and Email address of your advisor on your research project
  6. Two nominations supporting both the student and the proposal. Please use the nomination form (download) and submit by one of the following two methods:
    1. Electronically directly to Kevin McManigal via email (  Use "UM Zuuring/MAGIP Scholarship" in the subject line
    2. Via hardcopy enclosed in a sealed envelope and signed across the envelope flap
  7. A statement of financial need

The application period opens December 1st. No applications will be accepted prior to this date.
Applications MUST be received no later than the 15th of February of each calendar year.
Submit your application materials to:

UM Zuuring/MAGIP Scholarship (use in subject line if submitting by email)
Kevin McManigal
Room 206, Stone Hall
Department of Geography
College of Arts and Sciences
32 Campus Drive
Phone: 406-243-6691

Awards will be announced on or before May 1st.