Indigenous Student Travel Scholarship 2018


Travel Grants to Attend the 2018 Association of Pacific Coast Geographers (APCG) Annual Meeting in Reno, Nevada.


Application Deadline: Friday September 30, 2018 (early decisions will be made upon request).


The purpose of the Indigenous Student Travel Scholarship is, through student support, to cultivate indigenous geography scholarship in our discipline and bring the Native voice forward. The unique form of geographical knowledge, perspective and expression of Native students enriches the organization and enlivens the conversations geographers have. Native American, American Indian, Native Hawaiian or Alaska Native graduate or undergraduate students are eligible. Awards are to be applied to travel, accommodation, and/or registration expenses at this year’s APCG meeting. Information about APCG can be found at and

information about this year’s APCG conference can be found at

The application requires two steps: 1) A 1-page statement about the student’s interests in geography, commitment to attend the conference, statement about the student’s Indigenous/Native background, and, if presenting a paper or poster, a description of the

research topic (if presenting); and 2) a supporting letter of reference from a faculty member.


Travel awards will be $200 for current students who attend the conference and $300 for current students who present (a paper or poster) at the conference. Fees to attend the awards banquet will be waived for the awardees as well.


John and Bev Passerello, Renee Louis, Kenneth Madsen, HoMana Pawiki, and Kate Berry constitute the committee to evaluate applications and make awards.


Send student statements and faculty letters as electronic attachments (preferably as a word or pdf file) to: Kate Berry, Chair, Indigenous Student Travel Scholarship at