Fredericksburg, Va. – University of Mary Washington senior Morgan Lamon is one of only five undergraduate students selected to the 2011 U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) Scholarship Program.
Lamon, who received a $5,000 USGIF scholarship, joins 19 other winners from high schools, undergraduate programs and graduate programs across the country. USGIF is a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence field.
Scholarship recipients were chosen based on their academic and professional excellence in a field related to geospatial intelligence. Qualified candidates were selected by USGIF’s scholarship subcommittee.
Lamon, a geography major with a certificate in GIS, is a member of the varsity softball team. This spring, she was named to the 2011 All-Capital Athletic Conference Softball Team. Lamon, daughter of Bob Lamon and Hannah Cafferty, is a 2008 graduate of Oakton High School.
The University of Mary Washington is a premier, selective public liberal arts and sciences university in Virginia, highly respected for its commitment to academic excellence, strong undergraduate liberal arts and sciences program, and dedication to life-long learning. The university, with a total enrollment of nearly 5,000, features colleges of business, education and arts and sciences, and three campuses, including a residential campus in Fredericksburg, Va., a second one in nearby Stafford and a third under construction in Dahlgren, Va., which will be a center of development of educational and research partnerships between the Navy, higher education institutions and the region’s employers.