The University of East Anglia welcomes applications from qualified applicants for the Geospatial Scholarship Fund in the UK for the 2021/2022 school year.
This Geospatial Scholarship Fund looks to inspire and support Black African, Caribbean, Black or mixed Black heritage scholars in the study of geography and geoscience. The focus is on these scholars because they are considerably under-represented within the disciplines of geography and geoscience.
Therefore, the Geospatial Scholarship Fund will:
- Assist to advance geography and geoscience as a positive life choice for scholars
- Offer financial and other assistance for students all through their studies
- Improve the number of Black and mixed Black heritage scholars enrolled and working within the fields
About University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a state-owned research university located in Norwich, England. Founded in 1963 on a 320-acre campus west of the city centre, the university possesses four faculties and 26 schools of learning. The yearly income of the institution for 2016–17 was £273.7 million, of which £35.6 million was from research endowments and contracts, with an expense of £262.6 million.
Landscapes of the UEA campus comprise Earlham Hall, infanthood home of Elizabeth Fry, which now houses the UEA Law School; the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the western end of the main teaching wall structured by Norman Foster to house the art collection of Sir Robert Sainsbury and Lady Lisa Sainsbury, it also serves as the new avengers command centre in Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant Man and Marvel Cinematic Universe films; and Sportspark, a multi-sports facilities constructed in 2001 from a £14.5 million endowment from Sport England Lottery Fund.
The campus is constantly developing, and now stretches over the Norwich Research Park with the Bob Champion Research and Education Building and the Edith Cavell Building seen as part of its campus over by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Latest buildings on the campus comprise two new housing blocks, and the Enterprise Centre, said to be the greenest building in Britain.
Worth of Geospatial Scholarship Fund
In light of the above, there will be two scholarship awards made every academic session:
- Undergraduate Scholarship Award of £30,000 to learn geography or geoscience (£10,000/yr). The scholarship award can be used on fees or maintenance.
- Master’s Scholarship Award of £20,000 (full time 1 year Master’s) to learn within the fields of geography or geoscience.
Eligibility for Geospatial Scholarship Fund at University of East Anglia
To be given consideration for the undergraduate scholarship award, you have to meet the following eligibility conditions:
- You are Black or mixed Black origin
- You possess an offer of study from a UK university, commencing in September 2021, to study:
- An undergraduate degree program in geography or a related geoscience
- A Master’s degree program in GIS or a program with a substantial component of GIS
- You satisfy a minimum of one of the following: You
- Are eligible for free school meals
- are a young carer
- are a looked after child
- Your household makes a yearly income of less than £18,480
- You can display how and why the scholarship award will allow you to fulfil your educational and professional goals.
How to Apply for Geospatial Scholarship Fund at University of East Anglia
To apply for the award, go to the Geospatial Scholarship Fund website.
Upload a short video (90 seconds max), a 500-word essay or another method of your choice that gives response to the question below:
Why is geography or geosciences crucial to you and what do you intend to do with your new skills, education and qualifications?
What will you need to do?
- Complete a questionnaire offering some personal information
- Submit a cover letter introducing yourself
- Submit either:
- A link to your application video on YouTube
- Upload an application essay
- Furthermore, you can provide links to other significant material to support your application (optional)
The deadline for application is April 7, 2021. Awards will be publicised at Esri UK Annual Conference in May 2021.
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