Students entering programs leading to land surveying careers and dependents of PLSO members qualify for scholarships. Apply through the OSAC website. The selection process is independently conducted by a primary PLSO scholarship committee (made up of PLSO members) and a PLSO scholarship oversight committee (made up of a majority of non surveyors and the PLSO scholarship chair and the PLSO chair). Scroll down or click here for more information.
OSACOffice 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
There are many scholarship opportunities available. We have referenced a few below.
PLSO - Professional Land Surveyors of Oregon
PLSO - Sue Newstetter
PLSO - Pete Maring Scholarship
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 [APRIL 1 FOR 2024]: 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.
Oregon Chapter of American Public Works Association (APWA) offers a variety of scholarships intended to promote and expand educational opportunities and vocational skills in public works and to support the development of public works professionals. See their list of scholarships here.
Horatio Alger Association Career and Technical Education Scholarships — worth up to $2,500 — are awarded to students who have faced and overcome great obstacles in their lives who wish to pursue a career or technical education at an accredited non-profit post-secondary institution in the United States.
DoSomething.org Make Stem 100%: Share a Resource Guide Scholarship — worth up to $2,000 — is awarded to students who help spread the word that STEM careers make a difference!
Western Undergraduate Exchange Program offeres 150% of resident tuition (or less) by 160+ public colleges and universities across the West. Search schools here.
American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and its Foundation provide financial support each year to undergraduate and graduate students. See their application process here.
David Evans & Assoicates offers merit scholarships for those majoring and demonstrating exceptional promise in Civil Engineering (transportation, structural, land development, or environmental), Electrical Engineering, Surveying/Geomatics, Marine/Hydrographic Science, Landscape Architecture, Construction Engineering, Planning, or Natural Resources/Environmental Science. To find out more information and see their application process, go here.