SACNAS-provided conference scholarships provide funded travel, lodging, and registration for undergraduate and graduate students to attend the SACNAS National Diversity in STEM (NDiSTEM) Conference. Accepted awardees will also have access to specialized programming to welcome and orient them to the conference in October.

Summer Application Opens June 8, 2022

Please Note: Anyone who submitted an application in the Spring submission period does not need to re-apply in the Summer submission period.

Important Dates

2022 Dates



Application Period Opens March 9 at 9am PT June 8 at 9am PT
Application Deadline April 15 at 5pm PT July 8 at 5pm PT
Letter of Recommendation Deadline April 17 July 10
Notification Date May 24 August 22
Registration Deadline September 5 September 16


Note: Any information collected on citizenship status in the registration scholarship application is held strictly confidential and used only for the purposes of determining scholarship eligibility and overall attendee demographics.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for a registration scholarship in the spring:

✓ Be a current SACNAS student-level member before applying for a scholarship

✓ Be at least 18 years of age (at the time of the conference) .

✓ Be one of the following, during fall 2022:

  • Undergraduate student interested in pursuing a higher education in a STEM field and enrolled in a two-year or four-year college/university
  • Graduate student enrolled in a STEM program

or Sign-up for a Student Membership

If you are unsure if your membership is active or what type of member you are, click HERE.

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What is Included in a Scholarship?

A SACNAS scholarship includes travel, lodging, and registration for the in-person conference happening October 27 to 29 in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Application Components & Requirements

1. A complete SACNAS registration scholarship application will contain:

  • Statement of purpose (500-word limit)
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript (Unofficial transcript confirms that applicant is a currently enrolled student. GPA is NOTconsidered when reviewing a travel scholarship application.)
2. Applications must be received through the online application submission system by April 15th, 5 PM Pacific Time. You will be responsible to ensure your application is complete, including following up with your recommender to ensure they submit their letter before their deadline.
  • No email or late submissions will be accepted (It is recommended that you submit your application with ample time prior to the deadline to avoid any technical issues)
  • All submissions are final.

Click here for detailed information about application requirements >>

Selection Process

Each application is assigned to the reviewers. SACNAS will analyze reviewer scores and comments, eligibility criteria, and the priority criteria below to allocate awards.

  1. Students who are attending and presenting for the first time at a SACNAS NDiSTEM conference.
  2. Students who are attending a SACNAS NDiSTEM conference for the first time but are not presenting.
  3. Students who are returning to a SACNAS NDiSTEM conference and are presenting for the first time at a SACNAS NDiSTEM conference.
  4. All other eligible students.

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