Sept.)

Student Travel Grants

Three ways to get travel grants

  1. Section Travel Grants
  2. GSA Student Travel Fund
  3. Minority Student Travel Grant
The deadline to apply for these grants (7 Sept.) has now passed.

These are three completely separate grants. You may apply for one, two, or all three provided you meet the eligibility requriements. Applying for a travel grant does not register you for the meeting. You must register for the meeting BEFORE the Travel Grant application deadline (7 Sept.) in order to receive any of these grants. Acceptance notifications will be mailed prior to the meeting cancellation deadline in case your ability to attend is dependent upon receiving a grant.

Those receiving grants will be reimbursed on site in Philadelphia.

1. Section Travel Grants

Deadline: 7 September
Check Eligibilty

The GSA Foundation has made available $4,500 in grants to each of the six GSA sections. The money, when combined with equal funds from the sections, is used to help GSA undergraduate Student Associates and graduate Student Members travel to GSA meetings. Each Section, at their discretion, may use their funds to provide grants to their own regional meetings and/or the GSA Annual Meeting.

Eligibility:

2. GSA Student Travel Fund

Deadline: 7 September
Travel Fund FAQs

GSA and the GSA Foundation have each contributed $1,000 to this fund plus meeting attendees are being given the opportunity to contribute to the fund via their Annual Meeting registration form. The number and amount of awards will be based solely on contributions received.

100% of the contributions received will go to help fund student travel. If there is an excess of funds left over, the remaining money will go back into the Student Travel Fund for next year's annual meeting.

Eligibility:

3. Minority Student Travel Grant

The GSA Minorities and Women in the Geosciences Committee and the GSA Foundation announce the availability of student travel grant funds for one or more eligible minority students (male or female) or student with a disability to attend the GSA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. The primary goal of this travel scholarship is to encourage the visibility of minorities in the geosciences at national meetings. The successful candidate(s) will receive up to $1500 to include roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, meeting registration, meals, and a 2007 student GSA membership.

Undergraduate and graduate students may apply by sending or e-mailing a letter that includes:

  1. contact information, student status and institution
  2. a personal statement regarding how attending the Annual GSA Meeting will benefit them and their future geoscience career and
  3. the name and contact information of student's departmental advisor.

Applicants must be full-time students enrolled in an accredited university or college for the Fall 2006 and majoring in geology/earth science (undergraduate or graduate). Preference will be given to students involved in geological research or presenting papers/posters either as primary or secondary authors. GSA membership is not an eligibility requirement. Interested students should send their letters of application (limit 2 pages) to Chris McLelland at GSA, PO Box 9140, Boulder, CO 80301 by 7 September, 2006.

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