2022 HDR offering $10,000 scholarship and paid summer internship-GIS and Community Planning

Posted 3 years ago
  • Organization: HDR, Inc.
  • Location: Colorado and alternate location too
  • Deadline to apply: Nov. 12, 2021

About this Scholarship

Our scholarship committee will grant one $10,000 scholarship to an exceptional student, preferably enrolled in a Geospatial Information Services or Community Planning related programs. Along with the scholarship, the student must be willing to accept a paid internship. Please anticipate the internship will be in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but we may consider an alternate location in order to match the needs of a student with an HDR office that offers a strong mentoring opportunity. Housing and transportation are not provided for the internship.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 GPA scale)
  • Must be enrolled in a Geospatial Information Services or Community Planning related programs. Candidates must have at least one year remaining before completing an undergraduate or graduate degree to qualify.
  • Willing to accept an HDR internship. Internships are subject to health restrictions and workload.

Application Requirements

  • Résumé
  • Official documentation from your school demonstrating your enrollment (acceptance letter, schedule or other document showing enrollment)
  • Essay questions: Please copy each question into a Word document with your corresponding response, and be prepared to upload at the end of your application. 
    • Required 
      • Please explain why you are interested in a career in the Community Planning/Geospatial Information Services and how this scholarship will further nurture and solidify your career in this profession.
      • Explain the importance of your major in today’s society.
    • Applicant Chooses Two
      • What do you think the Community Planning/Geospatial Information Services industry will be like in the next 10 years?
      • Pick an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development.
      • Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school.
      • Why are you a good candidate to receive this award?


About HDR, Inc.

We specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts, and artists. Our employees, working in more than 200 locations around the world, push open the doors to what’s possible each and every day.


I’m graduating in spring 2022, am I eligible?

If you have graduated by June 2022 with no plan to continue your education in fall 2022, you are not eligible for the scholarship.

I already have an internship, am I still eligible?  

You must be able to complete an internship in summer 2022 or fall 2022 to be eligible. If you are unable to commit to that, you are not eligible.

When is the deadline to apply?

November 12, 2021

Can you provide more information on the internship? 

Here are the details:

* Start and end dates are flexible based on your eligibility. The intent is for this to be a summer internship. We make exceptions for fall internships. 
*Location will be determined on a case-by-case basis. On the application, you will be asked which locations you will realistically be able to intern.
*HDR does not provide housing or transportation expenses for internships.
*Internships are paid, in addition to the $10,000 USD award.

Are foreign nationals eligible?


Is there a word limit or required range on the essays?  


I don’t have my graduate GPA, what should I use?  

Please enter the most recent cumulative GPA.

Please enter the most recent cumulative GPA.

All candidates will be notified in January 2022.

Candidate Timeline 2021/2022

*November 12 – Application deadline
*November and December – Candidate submissions are reviewed
*January – All candidates notified of the selection. You will receive a phone call to the number you provided on your application. If we are unable to reach you, you will receive an email to the account you provided on your application. 

Job CategoryGeoscience, RS and GIS

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