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Scholarship Opportunities

Millions of dollars of scholarships are made available to college students each year – some land surveying specific, some not.



PLSO MEMBER BENEFIT

Children, step children, adopted children of PLSO members and individuals who are under the legal guardianship or were under the legal guardianship up until the age 18 of PLSO members, pursuing a post-secondary education in any field of study.

OSAC

Office of Student Access and Completion awards more than $17 million in scholarships, including PLSO Surveying and Member Benefit monies.  View Website

NSPS

National Society of Professional Surveyors Foundation awards over $29,000 in scholarships for those pursuing geospatial sciences.  View Website

Oregon Tech Foundation

More than 145 scholarship opportunities for Oregon Tech students.  View Website

FAFSA

Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form to apply for financial aid for college or grad school in accompaniment to scholarship applications.  View Website


As Listed in the OSAC Scholarship Catalog

PLSO - Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon
Bill Guile & L. Brian Weigart Scholarships

Requirements

  • Must be enrolled in curriculum leading to land-surveying careers and must be intending to take the Fundamentals of Land Surveying Exam. 
  • Open for both full-time and part-time to apply. If a recipient enrolls part-time for any term in the academic year, OSAC shall have the institution return the disbursement, and then will re-approve ½ of the full-time award amount for that term. PLSO defines full-time status as 12 or more credits and part-time as 6-11 credits.
  • FAFSA: Required - based on financial need
  • Apply-compete annually
  • Award information: Maximum award based on year in school
  • Apply - compete annually, may be received for a maximum of 4 years

PLSO - Sue Newstetter

Requirements

  • Same as above, plus:
    • Preference given to female students, or to applicants pursuing a career in a rural area

PLSO - Pete Maring Scholarship

Requirements

  • Children, step children, adopted children of PLSO members and individuals who are under the legal guardianship or were under the legal guardianship up until the age 18 of PLSO members, pursuing a post-secondary education in any field of study are eligible to apply for the Pete Maring scholarship.

  • Career field: Other than land surveying
  • FAFSA: Not required - not based on financial need
  • One-time award

APPLICATION TIMELINE

October 1: FAFSA application opens. Get an FSA ID before starting the FAFSA.

February 15: Early Bird applications will be reviewed and applicants can make corrections. Error-free apps will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 scholarship.

March 1: Application deadline: FAFSA, Activities Chart, Personal Statements, Extra documents if required.

May to August: OSAC will send scholarship notifications via email. Check the Student Portal for updated notifications.

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