Graduate students presenting at the annual meeting may apply for an MPA Diversity Travel Award. MPA Graduate Student Members who identify as ethnic/racial minorities, first-generation college students, LGBT students, or students with a physical disability are eligible. Each award provides a $100 stipend to offset travel costs for the annual meeting. Typically, four awards are available.
To apply, email a letter of application, the original 400-word abstract of your paper or poster, and a letter of support from a faculty member to the MPA Secretary, Robert Weis by April 1. Be sure to state how you meet the criteria. Awardees will be recognized and receive their stipend immediately prior to the Presidential Address on Friday of the conference. Previous winners are not eligible.