GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards

Applications are now closed.


To promote excellence in undergraduate research and education, GSA established this travel award, which supports travel costs (or other conference-related costs for virtual attendees) for undergraduate members who are presenting at and attending a GSA conference.

Application Process

The GSA Undergraduate Travel Awards have two rounds of applications per year; one for GSA conferences occurring between January 1 and June 30, and another for GSA conferences held between July 1 and December 31. The application site will have a link above when it opens.

When the application period is open, there will be a link to the application form on this page. In their applications, applicants must include a letter of recommendation. The letter must be from the PI of the laboratory in which they are conducting research or another professor or supervisor familiar with the applicant’s research.


Applicants must be undergraduate GSA members. Recipients may only use the award to fund their travel to GSA conferences.

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The Undergraduate Travel Awards are made possible by generous contributions from our donors. Please consider contributing to support our community’s early career members.

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Past Recipients

Year Name Institution
2023 Trace Ackley Truman State University
2023 Morgan Apolonio University of California, Berkeley
2023 Nkechinye Baadi Colby College
2023 CeOnna Battle Christopher Newport University
2023 Dimitrios Bikas UNC Chapel Hill
2023 Joseph Butler University of Western Ontario
2023 Jacqueline Cho Brown University
2023 Arthur (Araceli) Colunga University of Massachusetts Lowell
2023 Lydia Cruce Grand Valley State University
2023 Ismael Curiel Elmhurst University
2023 Jayden Cyrus Duke University
2023 Madeline Daniel Lewis & Clark College
2023 Leah Ding Austin College
2023 Julinette Gines-Garcia Goucher College
2023 Lexis Grandel College of the Holy Cross
2023 Rutuja Gupte University of Wisconsin-Madison
2023 Reiley Heffern University of Missouri – Columbia
2023 Tapasya Katta University of Alabama at Birmingham
2023 Iris Kazzi West Chester University of Pennsylvania
2023 Eleanor Laufer University of Oregon
2023 Nicolas Lee University of Oregon
2023 Siqi (April) Li New York University
2023 Cheung Li Colby College
2023 Kayla Ly University of California, Irvine
2023 Jennifer Madu Emmanuel College
2023 Sergio Moreira-Antepara Cornell University
2023 Mai Tien Nguyen Bryn Mawr College
2023 Mara Stout Morehead State University
2023 Mingyang Tang Bryn Mawr College
2023 Erika Tsukamoto University of Minnesota – Twin Cities
2023 Zoe Upham San Jose State University
2023 Peri Wivell The George Washington University
2022 Cora Albers University of Oregon
2022 Jackson Roberts Yale University
2022 Sydney Ko The University of British Columbia
2022 Federico Pini The University of British Columbia
2022 James Lao Columbia University
2022 Craig Peters University of Alabama, Birmingham
2022 Umutcan Kaan Bozan Bilkent University
2022 Kazuki Ozawa University of Tsukuba
2022 Molly Reynolds University of Alabama, Birmingham
2022 Ryan Gado University of Connecticut
2022 Ayushi Patel University of Connecticut
2022 Angelica Aragon Vasquez Brown University
2022 Harley Hines Arkansas Tech University
2022 Yousef Emara University of Michigan
2022 Leila Lin University of California, Irvine
2022 Rincon Jagarlamudi Vanderbilt University
2022 Rina Helt Johns Hopkins University
2021 Annamarie Steed University of Washington
2021 Vanessa Pereira Concordia University
2021 Ecaterina Cozma University of Western Ontario
2021 Adi Avram-Shperling Bar Ilan University
2021 Naomi Moresi University of Washington
2021 Daniel Sullivan Emmanuel College
2021 Eric Jordahl University of Pittsburgh
2021 Saron Akula University of California, Berkeley
2021 Raghad AlMotairy Arkansas Tech University
2021 Nicolas Jones Arkansas Tech University
2021 Brian Kmiecik The University of Alabama
2021 Emma Lamb University of Louisville
2021 Jennifer McIntrye University of California, Irvine
2021 Manisha Persaud Rutgers University
2021 Joanatta Shapiro Rutgers University
2021 Viktor Stjepic Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
2021 Ali Zamat University of Detroit, Mercy
2020 Miranda L. Adams Kennesaw State University
2020 Faisal AlZaben University of California, Berkeley
2020 Aparna M. Anand Rutgers University
2020 Brooke J. Bernhardt Ithaca College
2020 Jovan S. Brockett Oglethorpe University
2020 Allison Cale Central Michigan University
2020 Mario Cabrera Baylor College of Medicine
2020 Ziyan Chen College of William & Mary
2020 Claire L. Conklin Ithaca College
2020 Corinne R. Croslyn University of Evansville
2020 Jessica F. Dean University of North Carolina at Pembroke
2020 Walla M. Disbennett The Ohio State University
2020 Mandy R. Eckhardt Austin College
2020 Lauren N. Ellis State University of New York College at Geneseo
2020 Todd J. Fairbanks Jr. Augsburg University
2020 Daniela Farchi Emory University
2020 Nina Fassnacht Marist College
2020 Theresa C. FitzGibbon Marist College
2020 Lindsey K. Gentry North Carolina State University
2020 Ronel Ghidey University of Missouri
2020 Samantha C. Goetting Kansas State University
2020 Landen Z. Gozashti University of California Santa Cruz
2020 Xianyu Hao University of California Los Angeles
2020 Tu N. Hoang Whitworth University
2020 Hannah M. Hylton The Ohio State University
2020 Michael B. Ito University of Hawaii at Manoa
2020 Diljeet Kaur Rutgers University
2020 Arjun Kharel University of Evansville
2020 Amisheila G. Kinua Rice University
2020 Gabriel Koreman Cornell University
2020 Amy Kwan Washington University in St. Louis
2020 Andrew G. Ludwig College of the Holy Cross
2020 Helen Magana Rhode Island College
2020 Nikhil Milind North Carolina State University
2020 Jordyn A. Moaton University of Missouri Columbia
2020 Kate E. Mori Ithaca College
2020 Kayleigh N. Morrison College of William & Mary
2020 Erica M. Nadolski University of Oklahoma
2020 Sherif A. Negm University of Rochester
2020 Kostantina Orselli California State University Northridge
2020 Yomira M. Palacios California State University Sacramento
2020 Caroline Pritchard Lehigh University
2020 Lorissa V. Saiz University of Houston
2020 Alina D. Salagean University of Oregon
2020 Kristie M. Shirley Colorado College
2020 Walter N. Otu University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
2020 Catherine Weibel University of Arizona
2020 Hanna M. Werner Hanover College
2020 Anna E. Williams East Carolina University
2020 L. Amanda Xu Life Sciences Institute
2020 Danting Zeng University of California Los Angeles
2020 Jillian G. Gomez University of Tampa
2020 Anastasia Welch Rhode Island College
2020 Efren Silva University of Houston Main Campus
2019 Nina Fassnacht Marist College
2019 Kassandra Kin University of California, Riverside
2019 Cameron LaFayette University of Alabama at Birmingham
2019 Robert Lao The University of Toronto
2019 Katarina Liberatore Muhlenberg College
2019 Aidan Nowakowski Marist College
2019 Victoria Puccini de Castro Northeastern Illinois University
2019 Priscila Robles University of California, Riverside
2019 Brendil Sabatino BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute
2019 Evan Schlesinger Muhlenberg College
2019 Alexander Sinks Davidson College
2019 Dan Zhang University of Calgary
2018 Mayra Banuelos San Francisco State University
2018 Ryan Cheng University of California, Los Angeles
2018 Samantha Dung San Francisco State University
2018 Sam Kajjo University of Ottawa
2018 Minkyung Lee Baruch College – City University of New York
2018 Andrea Lopez San Francisco State University
2018 Ezequiel Lopez Barragan San Francisco State University
2018 Victoria Mingione Emmanuel College
2018 Rachel Mullner Missouri State University
2018 Batoul Nasser University of Detroit Mercy
2018 Rochelle-Jan Reyes San Francisco State University
2018 Taylor Rosenthal Albion College
2018 Brian Tang Baruch College/CUNY BA Program
2018 Jeremy Tee Missouri State University
2018 Win Thu San Francisco State University
2018 Alexander Trujillo Albion College
2018 Elinor Wood Bemidji State University
2017 Rose Al-Saadi Syracuse University
2017 Jacqueline Alexander Ithaca College
2017 Sally Claridge University of Oregon
2017 Dallas Richard Fonseca Ithaca College
2017 Pierre-Marc Frédérick Laval University
2017 Delfina Gonzalez Pomona College
2017 Leah Gulyas Gettysburg College
2017 Mark Hansen Central Michigan University
2017 Donghoon Kang Rice University
2017 Kelvin Liao Rutgers University
2017 Margaux Quiniou University of Exeter
2017 Anza Rizvi Rutgers University
2017 Erika Rosenkranse Marist College
2017 Cyrus T Ruediger University of California Berkeley
2017 Mariya Stefinko Northeastern Illinois University
2017 Colson Parker Tomberlin University of Colorado Boulder
2017 Carolyn Turcotte Marist College
2017 Kathryn Jane Weaver Bethel College
2017 Zoe Yeoh Gettysburg College
2017 Joseph Marsili Northeastern Illinois University
2017 Curtis Wentz Juniata College
2016 Cynthia Becker Ithaca College
2016 Diana Cardero Florida International University
2016 Brian Choi Indiana University
2016 Logan Condon University of Washington
2016 Max Haase University of Wisconsin – Madison
2016 Mathieu Henault Laval University
2016 Alex Lederer University of Pittsburgh
2016 Xiaoxue Lin College of William and Mary
2016 Maegan Neilson College of the Holy Cross
2016 Erin Ritchie University of Utah
2016 Carolyn Turcotte Marist College
2015 Tykayah Baird Central Washington University
2015 Ben Blue University of Oregon
2015 Sarah Chang Pennsylvania State University
2015 Raven Symone Conyers Washington State University
2015 Alex Huang Rutgers University
2015 Jenna Johnson Luther College
2015 Regina Lai University of British Columbia
2015 Robert Monroy University of California, Davis
2015 Gabriel Moore Oberlin College
2015 Maggie Morash Rutgers University
2015 Mohammad Sadic New York University
2015 Claire Schaar Hope College
2015 Tyler Shimko University of Utah
2015 Emma Sikes College of the Holy Cross
2015 Lisa Truong University of California, Davis
2014 Ann Aindow University of California, Berkeley
2014 Sarah Cossey Kansas State University
2014 Nicole Delos Santos University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2014 Pui Shan Hung University of Toronto
2014 Spencer Keil University of Miami
2014 Alex Murphy Gonzaga University
2014 Benjamin Walker Roanoke College
2014 Mun Hong Yong University of Wisconsin, Madison
2013 Wendy Cao University of Toronto
2013 David Morgens Pomona College
2013 Alina Rashid Rutgers University
2013 Haley Willhelm Texas A&M University, San Antonio
2013 Jay Zhang University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2012 Elizabeth Billquist Hope College
2012 Malgorzata Liro University of California, Berkeley
2012 Jessica Parks University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2012 Maria Replogle University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
2012 Pegah Safabakhsh Temple University
2012 Elizabeth Schock Wittenberg University
2012 John Tung University of California, Berkeley