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Grants and Scholarships

MAGIP awards K-12 curriculum grants and college scholarships every year.  In 2016 MAGIP is offering one $2,000 scholarship to a student studying GIS at a Montana college or university, and RedCastle Resources, inc. and MAGIP are offering one $2000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student working in Natural Resource Management, at a Montana college or university.  

This year MAGIP is offering two $1,000 grants to assist K-12 educators to support GIS-related curriculums.


Applications were due Friday, April 29, 2016



Congratulations to the 2016 Recipients!

2016 Recipients

  • 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 grant and scholarship recipients' projects can be read HERE

2015 Recipients

  • 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


2014 Recipients 

  • 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 Recipients 

  • 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




    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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