Leica Geosystems First Year Student Scholarship

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Seiler Instrument/WSLS Foundation Chapter Scholarship

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WSLS Annual Institute Scholarship

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Leica Geosystems First Year Student Scholarship

2021 Scholarship

The 2021 Leica Geosystems First-Year Student Scholarship, in the amount of Two (2) $1000, will be presented at the Summer meeting on August 13 -14 in Wausau, Wis.


To be eligible for the 2021 Leica Geosystem First-Year Student Scholarship a student must either be:

1.     Enrolled in and attending one of Wisconsin’s four area colleges that meet the education requirements of Wis Admin Code A-E 6.04 by offering a Land Surveying or Civil Engineering Program. These are: Madison Area Technical College, MidState Technical College, Milwaukee Area Technical College and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Applications will also be accepted from students in similar programs at Fox Valley Technical, College, Gateway Technical College and University of Wisconsin Platteville.


2.     A Wisconsin resident in a Bachelor of Science Surveying Program at an out-of-state school.

In addition, the first-year student must:

  • Be enrolled in or have completed at least one land surveying class in the program at the college they are attending.
  • Be a full-time student in the program of the college they are attending and enrolled in classes for the second year of the program.
  • Be in the process of completing the first year of the program with no more than 24 program credits.

While not a requirement for application, student membership in either WSLS or a local Chapter is highly encouraged. Membership will not be a consideration for scholarship selection.

Application Process

Each applicant must compile an Application form consisting of:

  • Completed 2021 Leica Geosystems First Year Student Scholarship application (Google Form).  Click Here to apply. 
  • Upload Transcript(s) from college(s) attended, or currently attending, as pertaining to the Land Survey Program. Scanned hard copy versions are acceptable if not available from the school(s) in digital form. An unofficial transcript is acceptable if not yet available for the last completed semester.

Each Applicant must obtain letter(s) of recommendation:

The first must be from a Program Instructor who has agreed to provide a Letter of Recommendation. The Letter itself will be submitted by the author directly to or via the Google Form:

The applicant may also provide contact information for a second Letter of Recommendation writer. The second author may be another Instructor, Employer, or non-family character reference provider.
It is the applicant's responsibility to obtain agreement from the writer before submitting their contact information and ensure the Letter(s) arrive prior to application deadline.

If not indicated on the transcript, proof of Spring 2021 semester program enrollment must be included in the Instructor's Letter of Recommendation.

Application materials must be submitted by the first Friday of May (May 7, 2021). Late or incomplete applications will not be considered for the Scholarship.

Selection Process

The WSLS Education Committee will select the Scholarship recipient on behalf of the WSLS Foundation basing the selection on academics, financial need, references, essay content, and involvement in student and professional organizations.


Contact the WSLS Education Committee by email at Emails need to contain for following subject line: 2021 Leica Geosystems First Year Scholarship.

Seiler Instrument / WSLS Foundation Chapter Scholarship

Seiler Instruments has been actively involved with promoting the profession of surveying in Wisconsin. Since 2006, they have partnered with the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors Foundation to offer scholarship to students.

2022 Scholarship

Please check back in fall of 2021 for application dates and instructions! Applications for this scholarship are due by the 3rd Friday of December (December 17th, 2021). If you have questions, please contact .

WSLS Annual Institute Scholarship 

Since 1968, the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors (WSLS) has provided land surveying students financial assistance in the form of scholarships. The awards have grown from a handful of $250 scholarships to this year's eight scholarships totaling about $19,500 with funds contributed by the WSLS Foundation, Berntsen International, Seiler Instrument, and Leica Geosystems.

Please check back in fall of 2021 for application dates and instructions! Applications for this scholarship are due by the 1st Friday of November (November 5th, 2021). If you have questions, please contact .

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