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Office of Graduate Studies

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS for Graduate Students

 

The Office of Graduate Studies, through a generous donation by the Blandina Cardenas Endowment, is providing up to $400 to graduate students to be used for travel to conferences related to their program of study.

Requirements:

  • Completed and signed application
  • Letter of support from one (1) faculty advisor
  • Full-time graduate student
  • Good academic standing
  • Travel must be to a national conference related to program of study
  • If accepted, student must provide travel related information in a timely basis to the administrative staff and complete any required travel forms with the Dean of Student’s office.

Deadline: Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Application:

Click here to download the application.

Return your application to:

The University of Texas-Pan American
Office of Graduate Studies
1201 W. University Drive,
Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Phone: (956) 665-3661

For more information:

Call Antonio Reyna at (956) 665-2656 or email areynaz1@utpa.edu for more information.

  1. Click here to download Dean of Students Authorization for Student Travel Form
  2. Click here to download Dean of Students Domestic Travel Form
  3. Click here to download Dean of Students International Travel Form

Dean of Student webpage: Dean of Students

Graduate Travel Scholarship Testimonials

Daniel Pina and colleagues at the 38th Annual Texas Academy of Physician Assistants Spring CME Conference. February 21 – 24, 2013 Houston, TX

Thank you for the opportunity to travel to Houston for the 38th annual Texas Academy of Physician Assistants CME convention. The experience was filled with very informative lectures and workshops in many fields of medicine such as cardiology, ophthalmology, nephrology, microbiology, and much more. I was able to participate in a hands on lumbar puncture workshop which helped me further comprehend the procedure. My colleagues and I also competed in the student challenge bowl competition where we were able to advance, but came up short in the end. Maybe next year!!!!

 

Luis Pompa at the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society 2013. March 3 -7, 2013 San Antonio, TX.

I want to say that this conference was such a great experience. I had the opportunity to be the lead speaker for one of our projects related to the biomaterials science. Also, we as a team obtained first and second place at the conference symposium competition. I was co-author for both posters.

 

Luis Pompa and colleagues at the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society 2013. March 3 -7, 2013 San Antonio, TX.

I want to say that this conference was such a great experience. I had the opportunity to be the lead speaker for one of our projects related to the biomaterials science. Also, we as a team obtained first and second place at the conference symposium competition. I was co-author for both posters.

 

Madison Ngafeeson at the Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute — Southwest Region. March 12-16, 2013 Albuquerque, NM.

This trip enabled me to: (1) present and showcase one of my research pieces at this prestigious conference, (2) network with some other students and scholars in my field, and (3) receive an Award for my paper. I am clearly grateful for all the support of the Graduate School through the Graduate Travel Scholarship.

Martha Calderon
Martha Calderon presenting her research at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). May 23 26, 2013 Washington, DC.

Receiving the UTPA Graduate Travel Scholarship, made possible by the Blandina Cardenas Endowment, allowed me to attend and present research at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in Washington, DC. Attending and presenting research at APS expanded my view about the field of Clinical Psychology, allowed me to make professional connections with students and clinicians from top universities, and confirmed my desire to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I would like to express my gratitude to the Blandina Cardenas Endowment for providing me with the opportunity to attend and present my research at the Annual Convention--an experience that encouraged me to continue with my education and career goals.