Student Award - ACSP Student Travel to the Annual Conference
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Application deadline: June 30

These scholarships provide financial support to students to attend the ACSP Conference, including student conference registration waiver and $400 USD in cash to defray travel expenses.


  • must be enrolled graduate students at an ACSP member school during the 2015-2016 academic year;
  • must have passed the qualifying/comprehensive exam and have an approved dissertation prospectus;
  • nearing completion of the doctoral degree;
  • must have submitted an abstract for the ACSP Conference, and subsequently presenting an accepted paper at the conference (ACSP staff will verify the abstract acceptance);
  • have not been previously awarded an ACSP Scholarship for Student Travel; and
  • for whom conference attendance would otherwise not be possible.


  • The deadline for submission of the application was June 30.
  • Application will include all of the following combined into one file: the student's current vitae; a one-page abstract of dissertation research, and a one-page cover letter signed by the dissertation advisor or program chair documenting passing the qualifying/comprehensive exam and having an approved dissertation prospectus.

ACSP Student Travel Scholarship Committee

  • Nabil Kamel, Western Washington University,
  • Kate Lowe, University of New Orleans,



Past Award Winners

The entire history of award winners can be found here at






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