The Graduate Student Council (GSC), in collaboration with Claremont Graduate University (CGU), allocates money annually for Graduate Student Travel Awards to support students’ academic and professional development. The Graduate Student Council acknowledged that students are increasingly incurring more costs for their research, projects and presentations.
The Travel Awards Program aims to support and encourage academic excellence beyond CGU's campus and to offer students opportunities to gain professional experience in their field by subsidizing travel costs for as many students as possible. The Material Awards Program aims to support and encourage academic excellence by providing students with reimbursement for material costs related to their academic endeavors.
There are two application periods for CGU Travel Awards.
For guidelines explaining the types, award values, scoring, and more click here.
Student Reviewers Needed
Each essay is read independently by three CGU students. Reviewers will not have access to or review essays from their department, and if applying for a travel and/or material award, essays in their same award category. To volunteer as a reviewer or to receive more information, email GSC by a later date TBA.
FALL 2015 TRAVEL & MATERIAL AWARDS
Qualifying Period: March 11th, 2015 to October 11th, 2015
Information & Writing Sessions: TBA
Applications Open for Submission: October 16th
Application Deadline: October 30th
SPRING 2016 TRAVEL & MATERIAL AWARDS
Qualifying Period: October 12,2015
Applications Open for Submission: March 11, 2016
Application Deadline: March 28, 2016
Writing Center Travel Award Workshops:
Click here to download Travel and Material Award Application
Once you have completed the application, please email your application to Treasurer.GSC@cgu.edu. In the subject line, please list "GSC Travel or Material Award Application_Category 1/2/3/Material_First Name Last Name". Attach your completed application to the email.
If you are applying for all 3 travel awards categories as well as the material award, please attach all four applications onto one email. Label each application file accordingly. For travel awards, label the file according to its category: "Category 1, 2, or 3." For the material award application file, label the file "Material."