The Geospatial Scholarship Fund

The Geospatial Scholarship Fund

Black and mixed Black heritage students are significantly under-represented within the fields of geography and geoscience.

The Geospatial Scholarship Fund would like to tackle this by helping to promote geography and geoscience as a positive life choice for students. Awards aims to provide financial and other support for students throughout their studies and ultimately increase the number of Black and mixed Black heritage students studying and working within the disciplines

To be considered for this award, you must meet the eligibility criteria listed on Geospatial Scholarship Fund web page.

Number of Scholarships


Eligible countries/regions

  • England
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Wales


There will be two awards made every academic year:​

  • Undergraduate Award of £30,000 to study geography or geoscience (£10,000/yr). The award can be spent on fees or maintenance.​
  • Masters Award of £20,000 (full time 1 year masters) to study within the disciplines of geography or geoscience.​

How to apply

Submit a short video (90 seconds max), a 500 word essay or other medium of your choice that answers the question: "Why is geography or geosciences important to you and what do you plan to do with your new skills, knowledge and qualifications?"

Please visit the Geospatial Scholarship Fund page for more details.

Key dates:

  • Applications open 15th Jan 2021 for undergrad and masters
  • Closing date for both 7th April 2021
  • Awards announced at Esri UK Annual Conference May 2021

For more information contact: