The Geospatial Scholarship Fund

​Esri UK is offering The Geospatial Scholarship Fund to encourage and support​ Black African, Caribbean, Black or mixed Black heritage students​ in the study of geography and geoscience, as these students are significantly under-represented within the fields of geography and geoscience.

The scholarships will:​

  • Help to promote geography and geoscience as a positive life choice for students​
  • Provide financial and other support for students throughout their studies​
  • Increase the number of Black and mixed Black heritage students studying and working within the disciplines​

There will be two awards made every academic year:​

  • Undergraduate Award of £30,000 to study geography or geoscience (£10,000/yr). The award can be spent on fees or maintenance.​
  • Master's Award of £20,000 (full time 1 year Master's) to study within the disciplines of geography or geoscience.​

​To be considered for the undergraduate award, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • You have Black or mixed Black heritage
  • You have an offer to from a UK university, starting in September 2022, to study:
    • An undergraduate degree in geography or related geoscience
    • A Master’s degree in GIS or a course with a significant component of GIS
  • You meet at least one of the following:
    • You have qualified for free school meals
    • You are a young carer
    • You are a looked after child
    • Priority will be given to applicants whose household income is assessed as £23,999 or less. Applicants with a household income of between £24,000 and £33,900 may also apply
  • You can demonstrate how and why the scholarship will enable you to fulfil your educational and professional ambitions.

Type of Course

  • Undergraduate

Funding Type

  • Cash

Total Value


Annual Value


Years Available

  • 2022


  • UK Fees


  • Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Science


Geography or geoscience

Country / Region

  • UK

Applicant’s Nationality

  • Any

Country of Domicile

  • Any

Application Process

Applications open 1st November 2021 for undergrad and masters

Closing date for both is 6th April 2022

Awards announced at Esri UK Annual Conference 2022

Application process

​​Submit a short video (90 seconds max), a 500 word essay or other medium of your choice that answers the question below:

Why is geography or geosciences important to you and what do you plan to do with your new skills, knowledge and qualifications?


What will you need to do?

  • Fill out a questionnaire providing some personal details
  • Provide a cover letter introducing yourself
  • Submit either:
    • A link to your unlisted application video on YouTube
    • Upload an application essay
  • In addition, you can add links to other relevant material to support your application (optional)


To apply, visit the The Geospatial Scholarship Fund website 

Apply now

Terms and Conditions

This scholarship is awarded by Esri UK and not UEA. The award will be at the absolute discretion of Esri UK and subject to Esri UK terms and conditions (see scholarship website for details).