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Leica Geosystems First Year Student ScholarshipSince 1968, the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) has been providing scholarships to Land Surveying students. To generate funds and increase award amounts to ensure continued financial support for deserving students, the WSLS Foundation was established as a separate entity. Through the efforts of first WSLS then the Foundation, money awarded annually grew from $500 in 1968 to more than $18,000 currently. In 2016 the Foundation created and presented a new scholarship specifically for students in their first year of a Land Surveying Program.
2021 ScholarshipThe 2021 Leica Geosystems First-Year Student Scholarship, in the amount of Two (2) $1000, will be presented at the Summer meeting on August 13 -14 in Wausau, Wis.
To be eligible for the 2021 Leica Geosystem First-Year Student Scholarship a student must either be:
1. Enrolled in and attending one of Wisconsin’s four area colleges that meet the education requirements of Wis Admin Code A-E 6.04 by offering a Land Surveying or Civil Engineering Program. These are: Madison Area Technical College, MidState Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Applications will also be accepted from students in similar programs at Fox Valley Technical, College, Gateway Technical College and University of Wisconsin Platteville.
In addition, the first-year student must:
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.
Each applicant must compile an Application form consisting of:
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 email@example.com or via the Google Form: https://forms.gle/Lh5NYzkXMZZfAqC58
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.
If not indicated on the transcript, proof of Spring 2021 semester program enrollment must be included in the Instructor's Letter of Recommendation.
Application materials must be submitted by the first Friday of May (May 7, 2021). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for the Scholarship.
Selection ProcessThe 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails need to contain for following subject line: 2021 Leica Geosystems First Year Scholarship.
Seiler Instrument / WSLS Foundation Chapter Scholarship
Seiler Instruments has been actively involved with promoting the profession of surveying in Wisconsin. Since 2006, they have partnered with the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors Foundation to offer scholarship to students.
Please check back in fall of 2021 for application dates and instructions! Applications for this scholarship are due by the 3rd Friday of December (December 17th, 2021). If you have questions, please contact email@example.com .
WSLS Annual Institute Scholarship
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 about $19,500 with funds contributed by the WSLS Foundation, Berntsen International, Seiler Instrument, and Leica Geosystems.
Please check back in fall of 2021 for application dates and instructions! Applications for this scholarship are due by the 1st Friday of November (November 5th, 2021). If you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org .