Since 1968, the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) has provided land surveying students financial assistance in the form of scholarships. The awards have grown from a handful of $250 scholarships to this year's eight scholarships totaling over $19,500 with funds contributed by the WSLS Foundation, Berntsen International, Seiler Instrument, and Leica Geosystems.
Eight scholarships will be presented at the 71st Annual Surveyors’ Institute at the Kalahari Convention Center on Thursday evening, January 23, 2020. Berntsen International, Seiler Instrument, and Leica Geosystems will each award one $2500 scholarship, the WSLS Foundation will award five $2500 scholarships. The WSLS Foundation scholarships will be presented in honor of Society members in recognition of their contributions to WSLS and the surveying profession. In addition to the monetary award, each recipient, along with a partner, will be invited to attend the Institute Banquet on January 24 and provided that night's lodging for two at the Kalahari Inn and Resort.
To be eligible a student must be either:
- Enrolled in and attending one of Wisconsin’s colleges that meet the requirements of Wis Admin Code A-E 6.04 by offering a Land Surveying or Civil Engineering Program. These include: Madison Area Technical College (Madison College), Milwaukee Area Technical College, Mid- State Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (Green Bay). Applicants from Fox Valley Technical College (Appleton) students will also be accepted.
- A Wisconsin resident attending an out-of-state school in a Bachelor of Science surveying program, having completed at least one year and enrolled in the 2nd year or later of that program
All application material must be submitted digitally using the Submission Form in step (5).
To apply for a scholarship, follow these steps:
- Visit the following site. 2019 Scholarship Application This is a form on which you will enter your information. The form automatically saves provided you are logged in to a google account.
- Obtain a digital version of an official transcript from your current school. A transcript available only in printed form must be scanned. Be sure to request the transcript early to ensure it arrives before the application deadline. If only an unoffical transcript is available, it may be sent instead but must be clearly marked Unoffical Transcript. Name the transcript file: yourname-transcript
updated 17 Dec. 2019