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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.

Pete Maring Scholarship exclusively for PLSO member dependents pursuing any career.  


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


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


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


  • Must intend to take the Fundamentals of Land Surveying (FLS) exam
  • 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


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

PLSO - Pete Maring Scholarship


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


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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