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29th Annual Conference and Workshops

October 2-4, 2019 | River's Edge Convention Center

10 4th Avenue South | St. Cloud, MN 56301



The Consortium’s scholarship program recognizes graduate, undergraduate, and community college students for their excellence in GIS studies. The annual conference provides an opportunity to highlight their achievements and showcase their work through a scholarship competition. Each year the scholarship program invites qualifying schools to name one Student Scholar per degree program (undergraduate/graduate/community college).

Student Scholars receive the following:

  • 1 free registration to the annual MN GIS/LIS conference
  • A certificate recognizing the student as a GIS/LIS Student
  • Scholar
  • An invitation to participate in the Student Scholarship Competition

The Student Scholarship Competition consists of three separate events:

  • Community College Poster Presentation Competition
  • Undergraduate Oral Project Presentation Competition
  • Graduate Formal Paper and Oral Presentation Competition

The 2019 student scholars are:

Undergraduate GIS

  • Esther Ramsay—Macalester College
  • Spencer Landsteiner—Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Yoko (George) Kosugi—Minnesota State University, Moorhead
  • Katie Koetz—St. Cloud State University
  • Derek Dahly—University of Minnesota Duluth
  • Vince Deserto—University of St. Thomas

Graduate GIS

  • Raoul Blackman—Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Arika Nyhus—St. Cloud State University
  • Lauren Strug—University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Community College GIS

  • Elijah Howard—Fond Du Lac Tribal Community College
  • Kevin Hanly—South Central College



The Consortium is seeking full time students interested in GIS to assist us with logistics on-site throughout the conference in St. Cloud. Accepted student assistants will receive:

  • Complimentary registration
  • Hotel accommodations (shared with other students)
  • An experienced mentor
  • And much more!

Applications must be submitted by Friday, July 19thLearn more about the program and apply today!


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