Geospatial Scholarship Applications 2023

Virtual Req #235
16 December 2022

Who are we?

We are the UK’s largest provider of geospatial solutions. We are also an equal opportunity employer - we recognise the importance and value of having a diverse and inclusive workforce and the benefits that this can bring to both our employees and our customers.

Why are we doing this?

Black and mixed Black heritage students are significantly under-represented within the fields of geography and geoscience. We have therefore decided to offer two sponsorship awards each year.

These scholarships will: ​

  • Help to promote geography and geoscience as a positive life choice for students
  • Provide financial and other support for students throughout their studies​
  • Increase the number of Black and mixed Black heritage students studying and working within the disciplines​

There will be two awards made every academic year: ​

  1. Undergraduate Award of £30,000 to study geography or geoscience (payable £10,000/year for up to 3 years). The award can be spent on fees or maintenance. ​
  2. Masters Award of £20,000 (full time 1-year masters) to study within the disciplines of geography or geoscience. ​

About you

We would love you to apply to be considered for the scholarship grants providing you meet all the following criteria: -


  • You have Black or mixed Black heritage
  • You have an offer to from a UK university, starting in September 2023, to study either:
    1. An undergraduate degree in geography or related geoscience
    2. A Master’s degree in GIS or a course with a significant component of GIS
  • You meet at least one of the following:
    1. Qualified for free school meals
    2. You are a young carer
    3. You are a Looked After Child
    4. Your household receives an annual income of less than £23,999
  • You can demonstrate how and why the scholarship will enable you to fulfil your educational and professional ambitions.


To apply - please apply online via the link below and detail the following in your application

  • Why you wish to study Geography and why this would be beneficial for you?
    • What are you going to study?
    • Why are you going to study it?
    • How will this scholarship help you?

In addition to your online application, you must either submit a link to a short video (90 seconds max), or a 500-word essay, or other medium of your choice that answers the question below:

Why is geography or geosciences important to you and what do you plan to do with your new skills, knowledge and qualifications?

These should be attached to your online application.


If you have any issues uploading a video to YouTube and attaching a link to it with your online application, please email the link to


For further details please visit our dedicated website


Deadline for applications is 7th April 2023

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
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