Scholarships 

We cultivate diversity in STEM

Applications Open on February 28, 2024!

SACNAS provides conference scholarships that include 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.

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We cultivate diversity in STEM

Applications Open on February 28, 2024!

SACNAS provides conference scholarships that include 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.

Mark Your Calendar

 

Spring

Summer

Application Period Opens

February 28th

June 5th

Application Deadline

March 29th

July 12th

Letter of Recommendation Deadline

March 31st

July 14th

Notification Date

May 10th

August 16th

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Eligibility

At SACNAS, we understand that diverse voices and perspectives bring creative solutions to compelling issues in STEM. That’s why we’ve built a national network that is innovative, powerful, and inclusive. Whether your path is education, research, or professional, SACNAS connects thousands of members annually to the people, programs, and resources they need to grow.

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:

✓ 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 2024:

  • 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. 
    Note: we do not accept students enrolled in a postbaccalaureate program or Postdoc fellows.

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Application Resources

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What is Included in a Scholarship?

A SACNAS scholarship includes travel, shared lodging, and registration for the in-person conference happening October 31 - November 2, in Phoenix, Arizona.

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 NOT considered when reviewing a travel scholarship application.)

  1. Applications must be received through the online application submission system by the assigned deadline. You will be responsible for ensuring 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.

Selection Process

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

 

1st: Students who are attending and presenting for the first time at a SACNAS NDiSTEM conference.

2nd: Students who are attending a SACNAS NDiSTEM conference for the first time but are not presenting.

3rd: Students who are returning to a SACNAS NDiSTEM conference and are presenting for the first time at a SACNAS NDiSTEM conference.

4th: All other eligible students.

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