On To the Future (OTF)
is a grass roots initiative of The Geological Society of America (GSA) to provide partial-funding for diverse students to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting.
Many GSA members describe their first GSA meeting as an exciting focal point in their professional development. It is the perfect situation for a student to gain exposure to the array of geoscience research and career options. GSA is also adding significant programs that facilitate effective mentoring relationships and networking opportunities. The personal connection accelerates the process of becoming an engaged and involved member of a scientific and professional community, and is an essential catalyst in transforming student into professional.
As society is becoming so very diverse, it is only fitting to be able to support this same opportunity to diverse students.
However, this opportunity is truly grass roots led, with a supportive Executive, Council, GSA Foundation and Diversity Community leading the way, the Society calls for the whole GSA to support this initiative - support, donate, and participate!
for the full announcement.
STUDENT APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN
GSA is excited to announce that the On To the Future (OTF) Program is now accepting applications for the 2014 program. The OTF Program provides partial financial support to diverse undergraduate and graduate students to attend their first GSA Annual Meeting.
Diverse undergraduate and graduate students from two and four year colleges and recent college graduates are eligible to apply. GSA encourages applications from low income, minority, first generation students, women, veterans, and students with disabilities.
To apply, please submit the following information to OTF’s online application
by April 11, 2014:
1. List of relevant courses and grades
2. One letter of recommendation
3. Travel budget
4. Cover letter addressing how your attendance to GSA’s Annual Meeting will help you meet your professional goals.
Please visit the OTF FAQ page
to learn more
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