Kickstart your career in geospatial science

The Esri Young Scholar Award celebrates excellence, innovation, and creativity in the use of GIS technology to solve real-world challenges. 

Each year this exciting Award gives Malaysian students the opportunity to advance their GIS careers, by offering valuable industry experience, exposure to the geospatial sector, and a platform to present their work on a global stage.

How to enter

To be in the running to become the 2023 Esri Young Scholar, Malaysian undergraduate and postgraduate geospatial discipline students are invited to submit a project, software development, application or research paper that strategically leverages GIS to drive positive outcomes.  

The submission must include: 

  • A completed ‘Young Scholar Entry Form’. 

  • An entry project, software development, application or research paper. 

  • A written response (no more than 500 words) outlining the purpose of your project, its value and why you should be the next Malaysian Esri Young Scholar. 

  • A one-page poster that provides an overview of your project or report. The poster must be 300dpi and a .pdf or .png file. 

  • Proof that you are currently enrolled as a student at a Malaysian university – in the form of a letter from your lecturer/tutor and a photocopy of your university ID.

Submissions for the 2023 Esri Young Scholar Award are now closed.


The winner will walk away with an amazing prize pack including: 

  • Free & full access to the 2023 Esri User Conference and Esri Education Summit in San Diego, CA* 

  • Meet Esri founder, Jack Dangermond 

  • Your work showcased across Malaysia and around the world 

  • Opportunity to network with other international Esri Young Scholars 

  • An acrylic award and certificate recognizing your achievement 

  • An ArcGIS Personal Use license (1 year) 

  • The opportunity to attend Esri Malaysia Major events in 2023 

  • Kickstart your career with a 6-month Management Trainee program at Esri Malaysia 

* Terms and conditions apply


Entries will be judged by a panel of experts representing commercial, government, and industry sectors – based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity and/or innovation

  • Real-world relevancy

  • Application of Esri technology

  • Technical merit

The judging panel will select the 2023 Malaysian Esri Young Scholar, with a public announcement made via Esri Malaysia's website and social media channels.

For more information, please email or call us on +60 (3) 5022 0122.

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