Maine GIS User Group

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2023 Angela Stokes Awards

The Angela Stokes Awards are scholarships and grants annually awarded by MEGUG.  The program is in memory of Angela Stokes, a previous winner of a MEGUG scholarship who passed away February 1, 2006.  

2023 Scholarship Recipients 

Three students have been selected to receive 2023 Angela Stokes Awards (Scholarships).  Christian LaMontagne and Gabby Ravin, both from the University of Southern Maine's Muskie School of Public Service, received a $500 Angela Stokes Award and Jesse Robert of the University of Maine at Machias received a $1000 Angela Stokes Award.  MEGUG congratulates all three recipients! 

Christian LaMontagne:

Growing up on a small island community, off the coast of Portland, I started working on the water from a young age. Lobstering each summer since high school, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Classics from Bowdoin College in 2021. Ever since I started fishing, I have been interested in the nexus of environmental data, geospatial technology, and fisheries management. Today, as a licensed commercial lobsterman and commercial scallop dragger, I am exploring my interest in public policy and developing important GIS skills that I hope to use to enact meaningful change in my community and beyond. Beginning my study at the Muskie School of Public Service in the fall of 2022, I am currently pursuing a Master's degree in Policy, Planning, and Management. I currently reside in my home community, the Town of Long Island in Casco Bay.

Gabby Ravin:

I am a sophomore at the University of Southern Maine majoring in Environmental Science and minoring in Sustainability Studies. I am an environmentalist, feminist, and animal activist. I love to play with my dogs, hang out with friends, and talk to new people. I'm so thankful for this opportunity to win this scholarship as my interest in GIS is new but rising. 

Jesse Robert:

Jesse Robert is an Environmental Geographic Information Science major at the University of Maine at Machias.  Jesse was selected to receive the 2023 Angela Stokes Award (Scholarship) in recognition of his stellar academic performance and his work on projects with the Dennys River Historical Society.

2023 Angela Stokes Awards - General Information

MEGUG's Angela Stokes Awards provide financial assistance to the following:

  • Maine educators and youth group leaders who teach grades K-12 
  • For undergraduate and graduate students who meet the following qualifications:

MEGUG will offer up to three (3) $1000 scholarships for undergraduate and/or graduate students who are Maine residents or are attending a Maine university or college and are studying GIS or a related field. The scholarships are to be distributed before the conclusion of the 2023-2024 academic year. One scholarship will be offered directly through MEGUG, one will be offered through the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine, and one will be offered through the University of Maine at Machias. Awardees will be provided the opportunity to present their studies and/or research at a MEGUG event.

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