Graduate Student Committee (GSC) Scholarships 2020

Graduate Student Committee (GSC) Scholarships 2020

Deadline: February 10, 2020

The NARST Graduate Student Committee is offering a total of four travel scholarships designed to provide partial support for the travel of graduate students in science and STEM education to attend the NARST Annual Conference 2020 to be held March 15 – 18, 2020 in Portland, Oregon, USA. Scholarships are one-time, competitive, need-based awards and in the amount of $500, and they must be applied toward the cost of attending the NARST Conference. 

NARST-GSC Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicant must:

  • be a member of NARST
  • have an accepted proposal and/or be a first-time conference attendee
  • demonstrate some declared financial need
  • not be receiving any financial support from parent institution
  • not also be receiving a scholarship from another NARST committee (i.e., Basu Scholarship, International Committee travel award, etc.)

Priority will be given to applicants who are coming from ‘underrepresented’ institutions at NARST. Eligibility decisions will be made based on collaborative sub-committee discussions. Applications which are ranked highest will be selected for the scholarship on a lottery basis.

Application Process

Deadline: February 10, 2020, at 11:59 pm EST

Application Form:  https://forms.gle/CGi1ZMgjiBhX7QEfA

Recommendation Letter: This needs to be drafted by the applicant’s Graduate Coordinator or Advisor. The letter should include information about the applicant’s academic standing as well as financial need. Furthermore, the recommendation should mention the financial support that the applicant already has to attend the conference. The applicant needs to upload the letter at the end of the application form.

Evaluation Rubric: NGSCS RUBRIC for NARST 2020

Notification of Awardees: February 14, 2020

Condition of Acceptance

After receiving a scholarship, graduate students will be asked to: 

  • Attend the GSC committee/business meeting to get the award (with exceptions for those who communicate a need for the money in advance)
  • Submit a brief biographical statement (up to 200 words) along with a headshot photo before March 31, 2020 for use in future advertising for the scholarship