Foundation Scholarships and Programs

Please Note: All communications regarding SAMSEF Scholarships should be directed to

Forms below should be filled out at attached to your email if you are applying for one of our scholarships.

Ben W. Fortson Scholarship Fund

SAMSEF manages the Ben W. Fortson Scholarship fund. This fund was established in 1980 by SAMSOG and is named in memory of Ben W. Fortson. Ben W. Fortson was a longtime and devoted Secretary of State and Surveyor General for the State of GA. This scholarship is primarily devoted to benefit those students pursuing their degree in land surveying. Through the years, this fund has benefited many students with financial assistance as they endeavored to further educate themselves in land surveying.

Application form for the Ben W. Fortson Scholarship

SAMSEF Technical Scholarship Fund

The Surveying and Mapping Society Educational Foundation (SAMSEF) established the SAMSEF TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP in 2015, in memory and/or honor of those dedicated surveyors in Georgia who have pursued a lifelong commitment to learning and serving the public in the highest of professional services in surveying and mapping. The SAMEF TECHNICAL SCHOLARSHIP was established to financially assist students pursuing education in the land surveying profession but are not enrolled in a formal associate or bachelor degree program related to the profession.

Application form for the SAMSEF Technical Scholarship

A 501c3 Charitable Organization
Operated by the Surveying and Mapping Society of Georgia
P.O. Box 778
Douglasville, GA. 30133
(770) 947-1767