Cordilleran Section


Each year the Cordilleran Section allocates funds to help defray travel costs for its students who are traveling to the Cordilleran Section Meeting as well as to the GSA annual meeting to present papers. Applicants for student travel subsidies must be:

  1. first author of a paper or poster, and
  2. presenter of that paper or poster, and
  3. GSA Student Members, and
  4. Cordilleran Section members at the time of application
    Click here to join or renew
    Click here to check your section affiliation.

Applications consist of name, mailing address (valid through July), phone number, e-mail (valid through July), GSA member number, social security number, title and co-authors (if any) of abstract. Please use our secure Travel Grant Application Form (link available on the Section meeting website or annual meeting website only during pre-registration period) to submit this information.

A student can only receive one travel grant per meeting. You will be notified of your application status before the cancellation deadline. Checks will be mailed to you after the meeting. You must check in at the registration desk to show ID. Checks will not be mailed to you if you did not check in during the meeting.

The GSA Foundation has awarded $4,500 to each of the six GSA sections. The money, when combined with additional funds from the sections, is used to assist both undergraduate and graduate student members of GSA. Thanks, GSAF!

Individual award amounts typically range from $300 to over $700 depending on the number of students applying, funds available that year, and travel distance to the meeting.

Year # Rrecipients Grant range (based on distance traveled)
2019 25 $524 (avg.)
2018 24 $513 (avg.)
2014 24 $600 – $700
2013 25 $450 – $750
2012 18 $600 – $1,000
2011 33 $510 – $590
2010 23 $600 (avg.)
2009 36 $240 – $670
2008 50 $230 – $500
2007 50 $180 – $600
2006 73 $160 – $390
2005 28 $300 – $880
2004 49 $220 – $710


Did you know that you can contribute directly to the Cordilleran Section Endowment Fund in the GSA Foundation? 
make a donation ]