Central Valley Chapter
California Land Surveyors Association

Promoting the professional practice of land surveying in the California Central Valley.
Serving the greater Merced, Stanislaus and San Joaquin County Area."


Chapter Scholarships

Education Foundation The Central Valley Chapter sponsors two annual sholarships: through the CLSA Education Foundation.

Qualified Applicant(s) 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.


Qualified Applicant(s) 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.

Qualified Applicant (s) will:

  • Live in the Central Valley Chapter area (Merced, San Joaquin or Stanislaus County)
  • or in adjacent chapter areas (Mariposa, Tuolumne, Calaveras, Amador and Alpine Counties)

If a candidate cannot be found to meet the criteria listed above, the foundation will NOT select anyone and the scholarship will rollover.

Qualified Candidates will be selected by applying the following preferences as listed in no particular order of importance.

  • Maintains a 3.0 grade point average in their Major.
  • Have experience in the land surveying profession.
  • Have already achieved a valid LSIT.
  • Are Trig*Star winners

2016 Chuck Kincaid Memorial Scholarship Winner
Corey Walker (left)


2016 Thomas H. DeLaMare Memorial Scholarship Winner
Scott Myatt (right)

Jesse Stanley Memorial Scholarship

Through the efforts of Howard Brunner and others, including the Central Valley Chapter, a memorial scholarship has been established through the CLSA Education Foundation.
Donations can be made using the CLSA Education Foundation Brochure. Just be sure to indicate on your form that the monies are to go to Jesse Stanley Memorial Scholarship.
Or you can contact CLSA Central Office. to make a one-time (or recurrring) donation.

Qualified Applicants will complete a Foundation application in accordance with current Foundation guidelines and time frame.

2016 Jesse Stanley Memorial Scholarship Winner
Ryan Jackson


Chapter News:

February Meeting

Wednesday, February 28th

Our Newsletter "The Prism" January 2018

California Surveyor: "Issue 185"


BPELSG New corner_record_instructions

"It is important to understand that effective April 1, 2017, all new Corner Record submittals must use the new form."

BPELSG Example CBT Examination Questions:

BPELSG Bulletin:Fall 2017

New in the Library:

Tuolumne County - Updated Record Maps and Corner Records, added Mineral Surveys
San Joaquin County - added Filed Map Footprints
updated February 2016 Guide to the Preparation of Maps
updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Madera County - updated Record maps
Santa Clara County - updated Record maps and Corner Records
Sacramento County - added link to Geographical Map Index
Fresno County - updated record maps
Stanislaus County - updated record maps

CLSA Chapter Website of the Year - 2012-2014