Student Travel Assistance Program

Sponsorships are currently being collected to help support the Student Travel Assistance Program. If interested, please email info@geoconvention.com.

The Student Travel Assistance Program offers students an exciting opportunity to learn and to network with top industry professionals. This program is designed to assist students who wish to attend the convention and may not have the financial means to do so. Approved applicants will receive 75% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $500 CAD to cover travel expenses.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the travel assistance, candidates must

    1. Have a primary residence outside of Calgary, Alberta
    2. Be a student at an educational institution outside of Calgary, Alberta
    3. Be a student member of one of the organizing societies (Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists or Canadian Well Logging Society)
    4. Have a 3.0 or higher GPA (must provide a current transcript or proof of academic standing)
    5. Complete the application form

Process

To apply, complete the application form via the following link before January 26, 2018:

Student Travel Assistance Program Application

You must include:

    1. A current transcript or proof of academic standing
    2. A detailed estimation of expenses
    3. A reference letter from a faculty member

Applications will be reviewed in early March and acceptance notifications will be sent by email by April 10, 2017.

All expenses must be paid by the applicant and will be reimbursed (up to $500 CAD or 75% of eligible expenses) following the convention. A copy of your receipts and a completed expense report must be submitted no later than May 31, 2017.

Eligible Expenses

GeoConvention will reimburse 75% of eligible expenses to a maximum of $500 CAD (based on final receipts). Eligible expenses include:

    • Travel Costs (airfare, bus fare, car rental, cab fare, gas, etc.)
    • Hotel accommodations
    • Meals (during the convention or on travel days)

Registration fees will not be eligible for the travel assistance program but by volunteering a minimum of 8 hours, you can attend GeoConvention 2018 and get a further $100 reimbursement! Contact us to learn more - volunteer@geoconvention.com.

GeoConvention reserves the right to decline any expense claims deemed inappropriate or unreasonable by the organizing committee.

Attendance is mandatory and reimbursements will not be given without record of registration and attendance on-site.

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