Student Award - ACSP Student Travel to the Annual Conference
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Description of the Award

These scholarships provide financial support to students in their last year of their program to attend the ACSP Conference, including student conference registration waiver plus $500 USD in cash to defray travel expenses to the conference. Awards are granted to those for whom conference attendance would otherwise not be possible.


Deadline to Submit

The deadline for submissions is June 1 using the form below (scroll to the bottom of the page).



  • Must be enrolled graduate students at an ACSP member school during the academic year just prior to the upcoming conference.
  • Must have passed the qualifying/comprehensive exam and have an approved dissertation prospectus.
  • Must be in your last year of completing your doctoral degree.
  • Must have submitted an abstract for the ACSP Conference, and subsequently presenting research from the accepted abstract at the conference. Applicants should feel free to submit an application prior to receiving word of acceptance of their abstract. The ACSP staff will verify the abstract acceptance before sharing the submission with the committee.
  • Must not have not been previously awarded any ACSP student travel scholarships.


Application Information

  • Application will include all of the following combined into one file (MS Word or PDF): 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.
  • Fill in all the required fields using the online application form below.



  • 2020 committee to be named


Past Winners

  • 2019 Ahmad Bonakdar, University of Texas at Arlington; Rebecca Crane, University of California, Los Angeles; Elizabeth Marcello, Columbia University; Manuel Santana Palacios, University of California, Berkeley; Ioanna Tsoulou, Rutgers University;
    Kailai Wang, The Ohio State University
  • 2018 Kelly Gregg, University of Toronto; Daniella Hirschfeld, UC Berkeley; Valerie Stahl, Columbia University; Haitao YU, University of Florida; Haotian Zhong, Texas A&M University
  • 2017 Anne Brown, University of California at Los Angeles; Sarah Cooper, University of Illinois at Chicago; Carla Maria Kayanan, University of Michigan; Andrea Restrepo-Mieth, Cornell University; Laura Alejandra Reyes Ruiz, The University of Texas at Austin; Austin Zwick, University of Toronto
  • 2016 Eric Seymour, University of Michigan; Adele Cassola, Columbia University; Santina Contreras, University of California, Irvine; Fei Li, New York University; Subhashni Raj, University at Buffalo
  • 2015 Amelia Caldwell, Cleveland State University; Lindsey Day Farnsworth, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Karolina Gorska, University of California, Los Angeles; Maxwell Hartt, University of Waterloo; Chang-Yu Hong, Portland State University; Hyun Woo Kim, Texas A&M University; Annette Koh, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Ruoniu (Vince) Wang, University of Florida
  • 2014 Sandip Chakrabarti, University of Southern California; Na Chen, Ohio State University; Julia Elmer, Ohio State University; Allan Freyer, University of North Carolina; Eric Goldwyn, Columbia University; Dana Habeeb, Georgia Institute of Technology; Shima Hamidi, University of Utah; Michal Jarosynski, Florida State University; Nicola Szibbo, University of Southern California; Peter Wissoker, Cornell University
  • 2013 Anaid Yerena, University of California, Irvine; Ricardo Cardoso, University of California, Berkeley; Catherine Brinkley, University of Pennsylvania; Becca Jablonski, Cornell University; Brettany Shannon, University of Southern California.
  • 2012 Jackie Begley, New York University; Torsha Bhattacharya, Florida State University; Aftab Erfan, University of British Columbia; Stephanie Frank, University of Southern California; Lauren Lambie-Hanson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Jeongwoo Lee, University of Southern California; Jia Lu, University of Southern California; Sheryl-Ann Simpson, Cornell University; Chih-hao Wang, Ohio State University; Heeyeun Yoon, Harvard University
  • 2011  Sweta Byahut, University of Cincinnati; Jia Ching Chen, University of California, Berkeley; Bum Seok Chun, The Ohio State University; Tabitha S. Combs, University of North Carolina; James Connolly, Columbia University; Debra Flanders Cushing, University of Colorado Denver; Yu Ge, Texas A&M University; Sunita Kalsariya, University of Southern California; Kristian Larsen, University of Toronto;Zachary Taylor, University of Toronto
  • 2010  Jason Burke, University of Toronto; DONG Hongwei, Portland State University; Keren mertens Horn, New York University; Kanako Iuchi, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Junfend Jiao, University of Washington; Adam Millard-Ball, Stanford University; Meredith Drake Reitan, University of Southern California; Andrew Rumbach, Cornell University; Laura Russ, University of California, Los Angeles; Jocelyn Widmer, University of Florida
  • 2009  Kenneth Joh, University of California Irvine; Youngkook Kim, Ohio State University; Rachel Meltzer, New York University; Ahmed Abukhater, University of Texas at Austin; Paavo Monkkonen, University of California at Berkeley; Kelly Draper Zuniga, University of Colorado; Suzanne Lanyi Charles, Harvard University; Sade Owolabi, Cornell University; Jieun Kim, University of Illinois at Chicago; In Kwon Park, Ohio State University 
  • 2008  Ralph Buehler, Rutgers University; Idalina Bap tista, University of California Berkeley; Gil Tal, University of California Davis; Miwa Ma Tsuo, Harvard University; J. Rober t (Bobby) Cochran, Portland State University; Cathy Yang Liu, University of Southern California; Diana Mitsova-Boneva, University of Cincinnati; Chang Yi, University of Texas Austin; Fusun Erkul, University of Michigan Ann Arbor; Jung Eun Kang, Texas A & M University
  • 2007  Ajay Agarwal, University of Southern California; Ana Baptista, Rutgers University; Rachel Berney, University of California-Berkeley; Annalise Fonza, University of Massachusetts; Zhan Guo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Heather Khan, Florida State University; Sameer Sharma, University of Cincinnati; Hoda Shawki , Ohio State University; Mark Stevens, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Andree Tremoulet, Portland State University
  • 2006  Andrew Karvonen, University of Texas at Austin; Louna Khirfan, University of Michigan; Katherine Lieberknecht, Cornell University; Jeremy Nemeth, Rutgers University; Doan Nguyen, University of Maryland; Sung Ho Ryu, University of Southern California; Chris Hawking, Florida State University; Uddhab Bhandary, University of Colorado, Denver; Sarah Dooling, University of Washington; Abhishek Tiwari, University of California, Irvine
  • 2005 - ACSP—Fannie Mae Foundation Student Travel Awards - Jainey K. Bavashi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Clarinda Barnett, Wayne State University; Yanmei Li, Ohio State University; Jennifer Ball, University of Guelph; Mook Kim, Rutgers University; Rodney Harrell, University of Maryland; Shanna Eller, Portland State University; Michelle Kondo, University of Washington; Rahsaan Arscott , Texas Southern University; Yang Zhang, Texas A&M University
  • 2004 - ACSP—Fannie Mae Foundation Student Travel Awards - Katrin Anacker, Ohio State University; Kristin Crossney, Rutgers University; Ashok Das, University of California, Los Angeles; Sugie Lee, Georgia Institute of Technology; Vikas Mehta, University of Maryland; Lynn Patterson, Georgia Institute of Technology; Deden Rukmana, Florida State University; Jeffrey Vincent, University of California, Berkeley; Leela Viswanathan, York University; Xifang Xing, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill


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