2017 Global Scholar Profiles


GLOBAL SCHOLARS: We are proud to present our 2017 Global Scholar Program Finalists. 2017 was the most challenging in our history, with over 150 highly qualified scientists competing from over 30 countries. The group below represents the best of the best of conservationists using geography and GIS to pursue effective science, educate and change local communities, and discover new ways of protecting species.


TRAIN THE TRAINER TEACHERS (TTT): these are prior scholars who were selected for advanced training to become certified SCGIS Instructors, and are returning to assist the scholarship program with additional instruction.


SCGIS INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER: This is a new program to honor an international student volunteer who serves as a course assistant & support person for the scholars.


We also give special thanks to the World Widlife Fund EFN program for their special support of our 3 scholars from Gabon, Malaysia and Colombia, ("EFN").