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MAGIP Grants and Scholarships

Each year MAGIP awards the MAGIP Van Shelhamer Memorial K-12 Education Grants and the MAGIP Higher Education Scholarship.  


2017 Grants and Scholarships
Applications Materials are Coming Soon!



In 2016 MAGIP awarded:

  • one $2,000 scholarship to a student studying GIS at a Montana college or university
  • RedCastle Resources, Inc. and MAGIP jointly awarded $2000 in scholarship money to undergraduate or graduate students working in Natural Resource Management at a Montana college or university 
  • MAGIP awarded two $1,000 grants to assist K-12 educators to support GIS-related curriculum

2016 Scholarship and Grant Applications




Congratulations to all Grant and Scholarship Recipients!

2016

  • Two (2) $1,000 grants to assist K-12 educators to support GIS-related curriculum.
    • Hans Bodenhammer, Bigfork Schools GIS and Science Program, Bigfork, MT
    • Wayne Stein, White Clay Immersion School, Fort Belknap, MT  
  • One (1) $2,000 scholarship to undergraduate or first-year graduate students studying GIS at a Montana college or university
    • Sierra Curtis, The University of Montana 
  • $2,000 in scholarship money through the RedCastle Resources, Inc /MAGIP Higher Education Scholarship
    • Philip Williams, The University of Montana 
    • Chris Bilbrey, Montana State University
    • Jeremiah SunderRaj, The University of Montana 
    • Michael Frothingham, Montana State University

        More information about the 2016 grant and scholarship recipients' projects can be read HERE

2015

  • Two (2) $1,000 grants to assist K-12 educators to support GIS-related curriculum.
    • Bill Jimmerson, Your Education Source, Bozeman, MT
    • Melissa Reynolds-Hogland, Bear Trust International, in Missoula, MT  
  • One (1) $2,000 scholarship to undergraduate or first-year graduate students studying GIS at a Montana college or university
    • Holt Hancock , Montana State University 
  • $2,000 in scholarship money through the RedCastle Resources, Inc /MAGIP Higher Education Scholarship
    • Nathaniel Robinson, University of Montana 
    • Sarah Benjaram, Montana State University
    • Garin Wally, University of Montana 
    • Jon McFarland, Montana State University

  More information about the 2015 grant and scholarship recipients can be read HERE

2014

  • One (1) $1,000 grants to assist K-12 educators to support GIS-related curriculum.
    • Gail Shatkus, Career and Technology Educator at Chester-Joplin-Inverness Schools 
  • One (1) $2,000 scholarship to undergraduate or first-year graduate students studying GIS at a Montana college or university
    • Loga Fixico, Salish Kootenai College

2013 

  • Two (2) $1,000 grants to assist K-12 educators to support GIS-related curriculum.
    • Jo Stevens, West Yellowstone K-12 Schools 
    • Scott Edge, C.S. Porter Middle School, Missoula, MT
    • One (1) $2,000 scholarship to undergraduate or first-year graduate students studying GIS at a Montana college or university
      • Dominique David, Montana State University

    2012

    • The 2012 scholarship was awarded to Mitchell Lee Fyock of the University of Montana.  He will utilize and assess two geomorphological mapping systems developed in Europe for use in high mountain environments in the United States.
    • The 2012 K-12 curriculum grant was awarded to the Chester-Joplin-Inverness School District to support the use of centimeter-grade GPS by the high school architecture design class taught by Gail Shatkus to lay out building and land designs.



    University Scholarships

    The University of Montana and Montana State University offer scholarships based on endowment funds that MAGIP contributed to. For more information, please click on the following links for the MSU Earth Sciences Graduate Scholarship and the UM Zuuring/MAGIP scholarship.

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