$500 Scholarships

Applicants demonstrate an interest in boundary surveying and CLSA.

William O. Gentry, PLS 2737 passes away on April 13, 1998 at the age of 75. Bill moved to Fresno in 1933. He quickly took up an interest in land surveying and in 1948 began his career with J. A. Ross & Associates. He was licensed in 1952 and stayed with J.A. Ross until starting his own firm, W.O. Gentry Land Surveying, in 1970. Bill was an active member of the San Joaquin Valley Chapter, CLSA, as well as the state organization. His sense of humor, professional attitude and his support of the surveying profession has been missed by his many friends and colleagues

  1. Qualified Applicant will complete a foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and time frame.
  2. Qualified Applicant will be currently enrolled in an accredited degree program in Surveying, Surveying Engineering, Geomatics, or Geomatics Engineering approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) in the United States of America.


    will be currently enrolled in an associate degree program in surveying, surveying engineering, geomatics, or geomatics engineering with the intent to attend an accredited surveying course baccalaureate program or pursue a career in the land surveying profession.
  3. Qualified Applicant will:
    1. 1st choice - Live in the San Joaquin Valley Chapter (Madera, Fresno, Kings and Tulare counties).
    2. 2nd choice - Live in the San Joaquin Valley Chapter area or in adjacent chapter areas (Merced, Mariposa, and Kern Counties).
  4. Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in no particular order of importance.
    1. Maintains a 3.0 grade point average in their Major.
    2. Have experience in the land surveying profession.
    3. Have already achieved a valid LSIT
    4. Are Trig*Star winners
  5. We want to choose our scholarship recipients ourselves and if a candidate cannot be found to meet the criteria listed above, the foundation will NOT select anyone and the scholarship will rollover.