Kickstart your geospatial career in 2024

The Esri Young Scholar Award program recognises the exemplary work in geospatial science of graduate and undergraduate students and celebrates their excellence, innovation, and creativity in the application of GIS technology to solve real-world challenges. 

Each year, one lucky Singaporean student will get an opportunity to gain valuable industry experience, exposure to the geospatial sector, and a global platform to showcase their work.

Are you ready to advance your GIS career?

Submissions close on 5 April 2024.

Submit your application

How to enter

To be in the running to become the 2024 Esri Young Scholar, Singaporean undergraduate and postgraduate geospatial discipline students are invited to submit a project, software development, application or research paper that strategically leverages GIS to drive positive outcomes. Follow the steps below for a successful submission, keeping in mind the images used are for illustrative purposes: 

An entry project, software development, application or research paper.

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A written response (no more than 500 words) outlining the purpose of your project, its value and why you should be the next Australian Esri Young Scholar.

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A one-page poster that provides an overview of your project or report. The poster must be 300dpi and a .pdf or .png file.

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Proof that you are currently enrolled as a student at a university in Singapore – in the form of a letter from your lecturer/tutor and a photocopy of your university ID.

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The first-place winner will receive a prize package including: 

  • A paid internship with Esri Singapore.
  • An award and a certificate recognising their achievement.  
  • An ArcGIS for Personal Use licence (12-month licence).
  • Having their work featured on the global stage at the 2024 Esri User Conference Map Gallery.
  • An opportunity to network with international Young Scholar Award recipients.

*Terms and conditions apply – based on availability and other criteria

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Submissions close on 5 April 2024. Submit your application today.

Judging panel

Entries will be judged by a panel of GIS experts based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and/or innovation
  • Real-world relevancy
  • Application of Esri technology
  • Technical merit

The judging panel will select the 2024 Singaporean Esri Young Scholar with a public announcement made via Esri Singapore's website and social media channels.

This year's judging panel includes:

Joe Lee
Joe Lee
Chief Executive Officer
Esri Singapore, Singapore
In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Joe Lee draws on more than two decades of experience working with data and complex system integrations – to inform a range of nation-building applications of GIS.
Sharon Gin
Sharon Gin
Senior Manager, Solution Consulting
Esri Singapore, Singapore
Developing the geospatial landscape in utilities and the built environment.
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Dany Lee
Head of Services
Esri Signapore, Singapore
As the Head of Services at Esri Singapore, Dany Lee brings a transformative leadership style, spearheading innovative solutions to operational challenges.
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Ang Wee Leng
Solution Engineering Senior Manager
Esri Singapore, Singapore
As a GIS professional and data analytics expert, Ang Wee Leng delivers innovative geospatial solutions to progressive government and commercial clients at Esri Singapore.

For more information, contact our Education Team.

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