The James V. Jacobs Memorial Scholarship

Administered by the

North Olympic Chapter, Land Surveyors’ Association of Washington

and the LSAW Foundation

For those of us in Clallam and Jefferson counties who aspired to licensure as professional land surveyors, James V. (Jim) Jacobs, PLS was a beloved mentor, teacher and friend.  He was for many years an outstanding member of the land surveying community in Clallam and Jefferson counties, and we miss his wise and often witty, counsel.  The James V. Jacobs scholarship fund was created in 2002 by the North Olympic Chapter of the Land Surveyors’ Association of Washington (LSAW) to honor his memory and to provide assistance to North Olympic high school graduates and others who wish to pursue a career in the surveying profession.   


The fund is managed jointly by the North Olympic chapter, LSAW and the LSAW Foundation.  The chapter is responsible for soliciting contributions to the fund, developing eligibility criteria, accepting and evaluating scholarship applications, and selecting recipients.  The Foundation is responsible for managing the scholarship fund account.  The scholarship is available to degree-seeking students who enroll in or are enrolled in a two or four-year Surveying/Geomatics program and who plan to live and work in Washington State.  Since the first scholarship awards were made in the spring of 2003, the chapter has awarded $15,000 to fifteen recipients, including two $1000 awards in 2015.


While we cannot predict when or even if all of the James V. Jacobs Scholarship recipients will achieve professional licensure, we can say with certainty that they plan to enter a career field that allows for advancement and personal development.


To help a worthy young person achieve their surveying career goals, make a tax-deductible donation in any amount to the James V. Jacobs scholarship fund.  Please send your check to the

LSAW Foundation, J.V. Jacobs Scholarship Fund

10107 NE 180th Circle

Battle Ground, WA 98604

Please make your check payable to the “LSAW Foundation, J.V. Jacobs Scholarship Fund”  


The LSAW Foundation is a non-profit, 501 (C) (3) charitable organization.

For more information, visit the LSAW Foundation website at