Registration Scholarships

SACNAS-provided registration scholarships are one option for undergraduate and graduate students to consider when seeking funding support to attend SACNAS’ National Diversity in STEM Conference. Accepted awardees will receive complimentary conference registration, as well as specialized programming to welcome and orient them to the conference.



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Important Dates

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have extended our application deadline. This means you can submit your application anytime now through August 7 at 5pm PT. We encourage you to submit as early as you can and not to wait until the deadline.

  • Full scholarships:

    • Cover the total cost/fee for conference registration.
      • Note: Accepted applicants are responsible for any additional expenses needed to participate in the conference not stated above.

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

    • Be a current SACNISTA-level member (FREE!) to access the travel scholarship application
    • Be at least 18 years of age (at the time of the conference)
    • Be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident
    • Be one of the following during fall 2020:
      • Current community college, undergraduate, or graduate student
  • 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.)

    2. Applications must be received through the online application submission system by August 7, 2020, at 5:00 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 more details on the application requirements

  • Each application will be reviewed by independent scientific reviewers.

    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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