On To the Future

A large group of students pose for a group photo.
OTF group photo at the GSA 2019 Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

The On To the Future (OTF) program supports students from diverse communities to attend GSA Connects by offering partial travel funding, meeting registration, one-year membership, mentorship, and special sessions with leadership during the meeting.

Get application details and eligibility information to apply starting mid-March.

Deadline: 3 May 2024


Expanding Representation in Geosciences Scholarship

GSA’s Expanding Representation in Geosciences (ERG) Scholarship helps foster the success of diverse students as GSA Members, role models, and future leaders in the geosciences.


Become an OTF Mentor!

We are looking for dedicated mentors from a variety of career stages and backgrounds to serve as On To the Future mentors at Connects 2024 in Anaheim! Effective mentoring is a critical component of the OTF experience. In recognition of this, mentors will receive travel support for their service.

Apply here by 31 May!


Initiated in 2013 by the GSA Diversity in the Geosciences Committee with strong support from the GSA President, Council, and Foundation, the program formed part of GSA's 125th anniversary celebrations. With funding from individual members and donors, corporate sponsors, and GSA’s Sections, Divisions, and Associated Societies, OTF will continue to support students from diverse communities to attend GSA Connects.


OTF Contact:

Elizabeth Long, Associate Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion