As Singapore continues to cement its foundations as a Smart Nation, a wealth of spatial thinkers is emerging.
To help remove any financial barriers that might prevent them from fulfilling their aspirations of a geospatial career, the Boustead-Esri Geospatial Scholarship was launched.
Supported by the Boustead Geo-Spatial Technology Group, the scholarship is awarded annually with two positions for applicants who have successfully enrolled in National University of Singapore's (NUS’) MSc in Applied GIS programme.
"Singapore’s Smart Nation vision has spurred a growing demand for geospatial skills and thinking," said Mr Leslie Wong, Regional Managing Director, Esri South Asia. "Such skills are essential to support national initiatives and strategic priorities such as climate change resilience, maritime GIS, and underground space planning – among others."
To this end, the Boustead-Esri Geospatial Scholarship will help support professionals to develop their skills and expertise to give more opportunities for these budding geospatial talents to push the envelope in developing the country’s GIS landscape.
"We look forward to supporting these young men and women who will embody smart city entrepreneurialism and help in the creation of forward-thinking solutions to address real-world challenges in our communities," said Mr Wong.
Applications for the Boustead-Esri Geospatial Scholarship are open to Singaporean citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents.
Learn more about the scholarship and MSc in Applied GIS programme here.