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A Career in Surveying and Mapping: Is it for you?


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Minnesota Land Surveyors Foundation Scholarship

Thank you for your interest in the MSPS Scholarship program. In 1983, members of MSPS, who were concerned with the education of future surveyors, created the Minnesota Land Surveyors (MLS) Foundation to aid students in obtaining an education in Land Surveying. In the early years of this program, the majority of the recipients were students at various technical schools in Minnesota. In recent years, this scholarship program has grown substantially in both the number of applications received and the number of scholarships awarded. Recipients now include both college and technical school students. Through the generosity of the members of MSPS and others interested in the future of the survey and mapping profession, we are proud to offer these scholarships. To be eligible for a scholarship you must include all of the information requested in this document.

The deadline for submission of this application for this scholarship is October 31, of the current school year for which you are applying. Any submissions after that date will not be considered for this scholarship. You should be notified as to your success in obtaining this scholarship by the end of the year in which you apply.

Eligibility Requirements and Submittal Information:

  • Must be a resident of Minnesota
  • Enrolled in an Associate or Baccalaureate College degree program and identifying the status according to the following categories:
    • Currently a High school student
    • Currently a full-time student
    • Currently a Half-time student
    • Currently Less than half-time student

Information Required:

  • Copies of transcripts from all post high school educational institutions attended must also be provided. While certified copies are preferred, they are not required. All non-certified copies of transcripts must list the grade received for each class completed and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) from the institution. All transfer credits must be accounted for by providing a transcript from the institution from which the credits are being transferred.
  • If you are a new student at an institution and have no grades to report at this time you must still submit a transcript with a list of classes you are enrolled in from that institution as proof of enrollment.
  • Write an essay (500 words / 3000 characters) explaining your interest in surveying and mapping as a career choice. Subject matter may include information about your personal history, experiences, goals, and personal expectations that will help your reach these goals. We are interested in getting to know you, why you chose a career in land surveying and how you plan to succeed in your career.
    • This essay will be reviewed by committee members so they may learn about you, the applicant in order to help determine the applicant’s success of earning a scholarship. It will count for a significant amount of the applicants total score.
  • Include a letter of recommendation from a past or present instructor is required, a letter of recommendation from a past or present employer is optional.
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