SACNAS-provided conference scholarships are one option for undergraduate and graduate students to attend the 2021 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference. Accepted awardees will have access to conference registration support from SACNAS, as well as specialized programming to welcome and orient them to the conference in October.

Important Dates

Mark Your Calendar

Application Period Opens

March 10 at 9am PT

June 9 at 9am PT

Application Deadline

May 21 at 5pm PT

July 23 at 5pm PT

Letter of Recommendation Deadline

May 23

July 11

Notification Date

June 18

August 18

Registration Deadline

August 30

September 10


SACNAS has allocated privately funded resources towards our registration scholarship program. This allows for all students to be eligible for registration scholarships in 2021, regardless of citizenship and/or residency status. 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 2021:  

  • 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
  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.) 
  1. Applications must be received through the online application submission system by July 23, 2021, 11:59 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. 

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

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