GSA COVID-19 Assistance and Relief Effort for Students

GSA CARES invites applications for financial assistance from student members of GSA.


The Geological Society of America is deeply invested in the success and well-being of its student members, all of whom are essential to the future of GSA and the geosciences.

The Society recognizes the profound effects that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on our student members. GSA and the GSA Foundation are pleased to announce GSA STILL CARES (GSA COVID-19 Assistance and Relief Effort for Students), an initiative that will provide immediate monetary support to GSA student members who have experienced pandemic-related hardships affecting their education or career development.


If you are a student member of GSA and you have financial need directly related to the pandemic, we invite you to apply for financial support. Please see below for more information and the link to the online application.


Application Information

Any GSA student member (including 2020 graduates) may apply. Only one application per student member will be considered.

Award amounts:
Each successful applicant will receive a minimum of $200 from GSA CARES.

Review of Applications:
All applications will be reviewed by a committee composed of GSA leadership.

Application Deadline:
Applicants will be funded on a first-come, first-served basis, until the funding is exhausted or the program period closes.

All personally identifiable information will be redacted before the committee reviews each application.

Below is a link to the application. We recognize that this is a short, seemingly impersonal form for a deeply personal need. We are not minimizing individual situations, just presenting a streamlined form that will enable GSA to disburse the funding as soon as possible. The individuals behind each request are the reason for GSA CARES.

Please contact Dominique Olvera at