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Travel & Registration Grants

 

Note: Travel and Registration grants are only available to WSU Pullman based fee paying graduate and professional students.


Future Travel Dates and Application Deadlines

Spring 2017

Travel Period: January 6, 2017 - April 14, 2017

Application Period: TBD - April 14, 2017

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Letter to Travel Grant Applicants

Dear Travel Grant Applicants,

The senate and executive board members of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) are delighted to be able to provide funding to our peers and colleagues in an attempt to help offset the costs incurred through travel, especially when that travel is performed in order to facilitate and promote our educational goals. We have been able to provide this opportunity for a number of years, some of which the majority of requested funding has been fully reimbursed by our grant program. As our graduate and professional student community expands and GPSA becomes more established as an organization, however, this scholarship opportunity is becoming more and more competitive. Therefore, we are no longer able to fully fund as many of our applicants as before. That being said, we still strongly encourage all applicants to put in requests for the full amount of their travel costs because if we continue to exhaust the entirety of our grant money, we will successfully demonstrate the need for further funding of this award.

The purpose of our letter today is to relay to any individual interested in applying for the GPSA Travel Grant funding that these applications should be filled out in a purposeful and thoughtful manner. In the past we have occasionally received lack-luster applications that were still awarded at least partial funding due to availability of excess grant money. As this program becomes more widely utilized, however, we want to ensure that award money goes to the most deserving applicants. The only way we are capable of doing this successfully is through review of the online application. The quality and effort demonstrated in application essays help the travel grant committee members perceive the importance and value of each individual’s travel experience. We sincerely appreciate the time and effort that applicants put into the application process and, hopefully, by improving the quality of applications, we can improve the quality of the grant program and potentially recruit further funding for future grant periods.

Thank you for keeping this message in mind as you fill out your application for the current grant period. We look forward to awarding grant money to worthy applicants who adequately demonstrate the purpose of their travel and the learning goals they achieved during the course of their experience.

If you have any other suggestions that you believe would improve the application, application review process, or any other aspect of the Travel Grant program, please do not hesitate to contact us at: http://studentinvolvement.orgsync.com/org/gpsa/Contact

Sincerely,

The GPSA Professional and Graduate Travel Grant Committee Chair


Breakdown of Past Awarded Travel and Registration Grants

Summer 2014

Graduate: Over 105 Applications Professional: 32 Applications
Travel Request: $41,743.91 Travel Request: $14,792.82
Registration Request: $14,261.00 Registration Request: $3,883.05
Total Awarded: $47,018.00 Total Awarded: $11,868.42

Fall 2014

Graduate: 75 Applications Professional: 20 Applications
Travel Request: $32,777.28 Travel Request: $9,036.50
Registration Request: $11,076.49 Registration Request: $7,865.00
Total Awarded: $25,612.40 Total Awarded: $8,047.82

Spring 2015

Graduate: 35 Applications Professional: 11 Applications
Travel Request: $13,998.13 Travel Request: $8,722.64
Registration Request: $3,480.00 Registration Request: $4,840.00
Total Awarded: $13,693.72 Total Awarded: $6,850.00

Summer 2015

Graduate: 72 Applications Professional: 29 Applications
Travel Request: $36,194.80 Travel Request: $14,432.30
Registration Request: $11,237.18 Registration Request: $11,321.00
Total Awarded: $45,410.26 Total Awarded: $11,312.28

 Fall 2015

Graduate: 75 Applications Professional: 17 Applications
Travel Request: $33,880.28 Travel Request: $10,615.85
Registration Request: $14,674.28 Registration Request: $3,795.00
Total Awarded: $40,480.44 Total Awarded: $8,144.09

Spring 2016

Graduate: 66 Applications Professional: 14 Applications
Travel Request: $26,154.30 Travel Request: $3,817.18
Registration Request: $8,100.36 Registration Request: $2,815.00
Total Awarded: $28,456.36 Total Awarded: $3,162.08