Available Awards

The AOLS Educational Foundation

The AOLS Educational Foundation and partner organizations support multiple awards for surveying/geomactics students in many Ontario educational institutions. The following is a listing by organization.


Achievement Award - Value $1250

An annual award given to a Survey Technician program for the best computer assisted drafting project.

Leadership Award - Value $1250

Annual award given for scholastic achievement and leadership in the Survey Technician program.

Undergraduate Award - Value $1500

Awarded to a returning student in the Survey Engineering Technician program for overall scholastic and leadership in the Survey Technician Program.


Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Educational Foundation GIS Award
Value $1250.00

Presented to the student in the GIS - Applications Specialist Certificate Program who exemplifies leadership in project management.

Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Educational Foundation Kawartha-Haliburton Surveyors Scholastic Award

Value $1500.00

Presented to a student in GIS-Applications Specialist Certificate program who attended Survey Camp and exemplifies leadership in the participation of assignments, and prepared exemplary field notes. Named in honour of (changes yearly).


(5 Year) Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Educational Foundation Award
Value $1,000

Presented to a full-time student at Fanshawe College who has completed year one in the Civil Engineering Technology program, has achieved a cumulative Grade Point Average of at least 3.0 and demonstrated highest proficiency in the Plane Surveying Introduction course.


Presented to students in Civil Engineering. Each student was required to submit a letter outlining their interest in pursuing a career in Geomatics Engineering.

Presented to:

4 - Third year students demonstrating overall academic achievement and in CVL 323 - Fundamentals of Surveying and showing an interest in pursuing a career in Geomatics Engineering. ($1,250 each)

4 - Fourth year students demonstrating overall academic achievement in CVL 323 - Fundamentals of Surveying, and CVL 352 – Geomatics Measurement Techniques. ($1,250 each).

Fernando De Luca Memorial Award

To recognize a graduate of the Civil Engineering program who has a minimum CGPA of 3.00 and demonstrated high academic achievement in CVL650 Satellite Geodesy. The student should show an interest in pursuing a career in Geomatics Engineering. ($1,500)

Genesis Land Surveying Baird and Mucklestone Award

This award has been established to recognize and honour the memory of Wilmot Johnston Baird and John Kenneth Mucklestone. This Award is to recognize an undergraduate of the Civil Engineering program who has demonstrated high academic achievement in CVL 736 Geospatial Information Systems. The student should demonstrate early professionalism and show an interest in pursuing a career in Geomatics Engineering. Value $1,500.


(3 Year Contract) AOLS Geomatics Engineering Entrance Awards: Awarded to two Canadian students who entered the Geomatics Engineering program with the highest final high school average mark.

These awards will complement any other award/scholarship that the students may receive. No application is necessary.

Value: $1,250 each

AOLS Women in Geomatics Engineering Entrance Awards: To be awarded to two Canadian female undergraduate students entering the Geomatics program and who demonstrate good academic standing and leadership qualities. These awards will complement any other award/scholarship that the students may receive. No application is necessary.

Value: $1,250 each

AOLS David W. Lambden Award, Geomatics Engineering: Sponsored by the South Central Regional Group. Awarded to one student who has successfully completed the LE/ESSE 4660 Cadastral Surveys and Land Registration Systems and has obtained the highest grades in the class; and demonstrates strong interest in cadastral surveys during the course (class assignments, projects, career as OLS and other related course activities).

Value: $1,500

AOLS LE/ESSE 4660 Cadastral Surveys and Land Registration Systems, Geomatics Engineering Award: Awarded to one student who has successfully completed LE/ESSE 4660 Cadastral Surveys and Land Registration Systems and has obtained the 2nd highest grade in the class and demonstrates strong interest in cadastral surveys during the course (class assignments, projects, career as OLS and other related course activities).

Value: $1,250

AOLS LE/ESSE 4670 Survey Law, Geomatics Engineering: Awarded to two students who have successfully completed the course requirements for LE/ESSE 4670 Survey Law and have obtained the highest grades in the class; and demonstrate strong interest in cadastral surveys during the course (class assignments, projects, career as OLS and other related course activities).

Value: $1,250 each

AOLS 2nd Year Highest Aggregate GPA Geomatics Engineering Scholarship: Awarded to two Geomatics engineering students who have successfully completed 66 credits and who have achieved the best grade point averages based on all first and second year core curriculum courses in the Geomatics Engineering Program.

Value: $1,250 each

AOLS Highest 3rd Year Aggregate GPA Geomatics Engineering Scholarship: Awarded to two Geomatics engineering students who have successfully completed 102 credits and who have achieved the best grade point averages from the core curriculum as appropriate for Geomatics Engineering students in their third year of study.

Value: $1,250 each

AOLS Hubert J. Reinthaler Award, Geomatics Engineering: One award will be granted to one of the four recipients (those who have successfully completed 66 and 102 credits) of the AOLS Aggregate GPA Geomatics Engineering Awards. The recipient is a well-rounded student with a combination of high academic standing and evident characteristics of enthusiasm, leadership and professionalism.

Value: $1,500

(NEW) The AOLS Educational Foundation Henriette Verhoef Award will be awarded to one continuing female student who is enrolled in either Geomatics Engineering or the Geomatics Science stream, and who demonstrates good academic standing, and a commitment to helping her fellow students and the community at the Lassonde School of Engineering. Partially sponsored by the North Western Regional Group.

Value: $1,500


(Contract) 

The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Educational Foundation Award

Two awards of $1,250 each will be awarded to the top two students in the Geomatics program who have completed course Geog 310 (Geodesy) in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo.

The Association of Ontario Land Surveyors Educational Foundation Academic Excellence in Geomatics Award

Two awards of $1,250 each to full-time undergraduate students enrolled in year two and year three in the Geomatics program in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Waterloo. UW will identify candidates and select recipients in second year normally each winter term and in third year normally each spring term.


Jack Young Memorial Award for Survey Camp

Sponsored by the South Central Regional Group. Granted to the student who obtains the highest academic standing in CME358 – Civil & Minerals Practical (Survey Camp) with one recipient chosen for each of the two Survey Camp cohorts ($750/recipient).

If there is a tie, the recipient will be chosen based on their topographic mapping grade. Total value $1500


The award will be presented to a returning full-time student who has completed a minimum of one year in the Civil Engineering Technician Program at Confederation College, School of Engineering Technology & Trades, and who demonstrates a high proficiency in CE 130 Introductory Surveying and CE 230 Advanced Surveying (Field School) and shows an interest in the Geomatics Sector. Value: $1,250