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Support research, education and initiatives to foster excellence in GIS. All contributions will be used to further the mission of URISA through the expansion of existing programs and the development of new programs for the association and its members. Contributions to URISA— a 501(c) (3) organization — are tax deductible as charitable donation


Founded in 2003, provides volunteer GIS support for underdeveloped countries and to support disaster recovery efforts. GISCorps supports humanitarian relief, emergency response, health and education, local capacity building, and community development. Donations support outreach efforts, clerical assistance, and technology support. Contributions are tax deductible as charitable donations. 
URISA Dr. Marilyn O'Hara Ruiz Young Professional Scholarship Fund
This scholarship fund honors Dr. Marilyn Ruiz who passed away unexpectedly in 2018. During Dr. Ruiz's  career at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she provided her undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral students with excellent research experiences in her laboratory which helped them to have successful careers in academia, government and industry. Marilyn was passionate about her role as a mentor of graduate education.  

The scholarship fully supports young professional participation in the annual GIS-Pro Conference, fostering their professional connections and educational development. Sponsors receive ample acknowledgement. 


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