Alfred State senior Dakota Cornell of Eldred, PA, was presented with the Pennsylvania Land Surveyors’ Foundation scholarship for the 2012-2013 academic year last month at the organization’s annual conference in Hershey, PA. The organization, an affiliate of Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors, presented a total of nine scholarships, totaling $12,000, to college students enrolled in two- and four-year surveying degree programs at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Lehman, PA., Alfred State, Alfred, NY; and Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI. Scholarship awards are based on academic performance, extracurricular activity participation, career goals, and adviser recommendations. Individual scholarships ranged from $1,000 to $2,500.
The objective of the Foundation’s program is to promote, improve, and encourage the profession and practice of land surveying in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania by providing financial assistance to individuals intending to pursue, or who are currently pursuing, an education in surveying with an ultimate goal of becoming practicing Professional Land Surveyors.
The Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors is a statewide professional organization that supports the practice of land surveying. The society focuses on providing education, encouraging legislative involvement, enhancing public awareness, and promulgating ethics of the profession.