History

Scholarship Fund Background

George F. Walker (1926-1989) was well known by most of us in the surveying, photogrammetry and engineering professions. With his death we have lost a great friend and benefactor. His concern for people, his professional attitude and his stature as a true gentleman have been an inspiration to us all. George gave one hundred percent to the State and National organizations to which he belonged, both as a member and as an officer. In addition, his dedication to helping students and those seeking education in our professions has led us to honor his memory with the establishment of the George F. Walker Memorial Scholarship Award.

This award is presented to selected candidates who show outstanding academic and personal qualifications, and are pursuing a career in the surveying and mapping fields. This comes at a time when education is becoming an important part in the survival of our professions. The selection of candidates is made by members of a committee made up of representatives from the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Land Surveyors’ Association of Washington (LSAW).

This committee advertises to Washington high schools and Washington community colleges, vocational schools and universities that have an active surveying and mapping program. The committee then evaluates students for consideration of scholarship awards.