The Education Committee promotes the exchange of geographic information technology to K-12 schools, colleges, universities, and the public through grants, scholarships, training, and mentoring. The primary ongoing task of the committee is to administer MAGIP’s grant and scholarship program.
Robert Ahl (Chair)
The 2017 scholarship and grant applications will be available soon
MAGIP Grants and Scholarships
Each year the Education Committee administers MAGIP's Grant and Scholarship Program. In 2013 the MAGIP K-12 Curriculum Grants were renamed the MAGIP Van Shelhamer Memorial K-12 Education Grants in memory of Clinton 'Van' Shelhamer.
View more information about this program and see the list of past recipients and their projects HERE.
The University of Montana and Montana State University offer scholarships based on endowment funds that MAGIP contributed to. For more information, please click on the following links for the MSU Earth Sciences Graduate Scholarship and the UM Zuuring/MAGIP scholarship.
Students in Bigfork High School's "Projects in GIS" class are receiving college credit at Flathead Valley Community College. Please see the Bigfork Eagle article on the program for more information. The school GIS program now has a web page, at http://bhsgis.weebly.com/.
The following list of potential tasks and issues was developed at the May 23 meeting and still do not have anyone assigned to work on them. If you are interested in any of these items please select one and volunteer to find out something about it.