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Leica Geosystems First-Year Student Scholarship

The Leica Geosystems First-Year Student Scholarship, in the amount of $1000, will be presented at the summer meeting on in late July early August.


To be eligible for the Leica Geosystem First-Year Student Scholarship a student must either be:

1. Enrolled in and attending one of Wisconsin’s colleges, or a Wisconsin resident attending an out-of-state college, that meets the requirements of Wis. Admin. Code A-E 6.04 by offering a Land Surveying or Civil Engineering Program.

2. A Wisconsin resident attending an out-of-state school in a Bachelor of Science Surveying (Geospatial Engineering, Surveying Engineering) program, having completed at least one year and enrolled in the 2nd year or later of that program.

In addition, the first-year student must:

  • Be enrolled in or have completed at least one land surveying class in the program at the college they are attending.
  • Be a full-time student in the program of the college they are attending and enrolled in classes for the second year of the program.
  • Be in the process of completing the first year of the program with no more than 24 program credits.

While not a requirement for application, student membership in either WSLS or a local Chapter is highly encouraged. Membership will not be a consideration for scholarship selection.

Application Process

Each applicant must compile an application form consisting of:

  • Completed Leica Geosystems First Year Student Scholarship application (Google Form). 
  • Upload Transcript(s) from college(s) attended, or currently attending, as pertaining to the Land Survey Program. Scanned hard copy versions are acceptable if not available from the school(s) in digital form. An unofficial transcript is acceptable if not yet available for the last completed semester.

Each Applicant must obtain letter(s) of recommendation:

The first must be from a Program Instructor who has agreed to provide a Letter of Recommendation. The Letter itself will be submitted by the author directly to or directly to the application.

The applicant may also provide contact information for a second Letter of Recommendation writer. The second author may be another Instructor, Employer, or non-family character reference provider.
It is the applicant's responsibility to obtain agreement from the writer before submitting their contact information and ensure the Letter(s) arrive prior to application deadline.

If not indicated on the transcript, proof of current Spring semester program enrollment must be included in the Instructor's Letter of Recommendation.

Application materials must be submitted by May 10th. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for the Scholarship.

Selection Process

The WSLS Education Committee will select the Scholarship recipient on behalf of the WSLS Foundation basing the selection on academics, financial need, references, essay content, and involvement in student and professional organizations.


Contact the WSLS Education Committee by email at Emails need to contain for following subject line: Leica Geosystems First Year Scholarship.


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