Please remember to submit your PGSA membership application and pay dues by October 16, 2020 by 5 PM in order to be eligible to receive a scholarship. PGSA is reimbursing for the virtual conference registration only. Travel expenses will not be reimbursable due to the university travel ban.


For each travel scholarship:

For Fall 2020, if you are presenting an abstract (poster or oral presentation accepted): up to $260.

If you are NOT presenting: No reimbursement.


Reimbursable Expenses:

  • Conference Registration Fee (virtual)

Non-reimbursable Expenses:

  • Organization / Society Membership Fees
  • Alcohol
  • Tobacco
  • Gifts
  • Tips and any other unrelated items
  • Transportation
  • Lodging
  • Food



  1. Submit the PGSA Scholarship Application as soon as you decide which conference to attend.
  2. Send the registration receipt copy and the poster/oral abstract acceptance letter (if you are presenting) to 30 days before the conference start date.
  3. The treasurer (James Baffoe) will review your application and notify you if your application is accepted or declined.
  4. Save all receipts from the conference.
  5. Fill out and send the PGSA Reimbursement Form 2020-2021 along with scanned original receipts to the treasurer within 14 days after the conference end date.
  6. The money will be reimbursed to your payroll account within one month. Contact the treasurer if you did not receive the award.


         **Failure to follow instructions may result in no reimbursement

Please note that the graduate students seeking the scholarship should get their form endorsed by their advisor before submitting the form to the treasurer.

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