ASHS Student Travel Grants
The American Society for Horticultural Science announces that 25 travel grants of $200 each will be awarded to domestic graduate and undergraduate students attending the ASHS Annual Conference. Ten grants of $500 will be available to international students.
To be eligible, students must be enrolled in horticultural science as a major course of study and must have submitted an abstract title (or complete abstract) for presentation at the ASHS Annual Conference.
The criteria for selection begins with the department heads or chairs, who will submit, by March 1st, applications and copies of the abstracts prepared by eligible students. The number of abstracts submitted by each department will be based on the number of students enrolled in the department for the current academic year--one undergraduate abstract for every 50 undergraduate students enrolled and one graduate abstract for every 30 graduate students enrolled. If the names of more than one student in either the undergraduate or graduate category are submitted, the department head or chair must rank the students for each category.
Individual travel grants will be awarded on the basis of merit and geographical distribution, and an attempt will be made to distribute awards fairly among undergraduate and graduate students. Selection will be handled by the Scholarship Awards Committee. Nominations (including an application form and a photocopy of the nominee's abstract) must be submitted to ASHS Headquarters by March 1st. Award selection and notification will be made by April 7th. The check and an award certificate will be mailed to each student awardee after the ASHS Annual Conference (no show = no check). Each student must attend the meeting in order to receive their check.