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2nd annual RGi Scholarship awarded to Kevin Mercy

Reinventing Geospatial®, Inc. (RGi®) is honored to announce that Kevin Mercy has been selected as the recipient of the 2nd annual $10,000 RGi Scholarship for Geospatial and Engineering, given in partnership with The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

Kevin is a senior at the University of Southern California (USC) where he is on track to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Archaeology, with a double minor in Human Security and Geospatial Intelligence and Computer Programming in 2020. In one of his stellar recommendation letters, Kevin’s professor described him as “the textbook definition of a self-starter,” and someone who “epitomizes our nation’s calling for the dedicated and inquisitive learner.”

For the past several months, Kevin has worked with The Aerospace Corporation and the USC Spatial Sciences Institute to create open source 3D GIS data service and analytic platforms that will help organizations to store, serve, and analyze 3D data, which is a wide-spread issue within the GEOINT community. In his spare time, Kevin serves as a board member of The Canterbury USC Foundation, where he helps run a hot meal food ministry program on USC’s campus for underprivileged college students that serves approximately 100 meals each week during the academic year.

“I am thrilled to have Kevin as our 2019 RGi Scholarship recipient,” said RGi CEO Stephen Gillotte. “He is the perfect composite of engineer, scientist, and humanist, which directly aligns with the core values of our company. I look forward to his many contributions to the GEOINT community and our nation.”

To learn more about the RGi Scholarship or to apply, please visit usgif.org/education/scholarships. The 2020 Scholarship Program will open in November 2019.