Travel Grants

Beginning in 2019, GMiS has realigned its Travel Grant Program to help support students from strategic university partners that are engaged with GMiS programs throughout the year.  General travel grants for individual airfare or mileage will no longer be made available..  Travel grant opportunities will be made to groups of students at partnering institutions.

Air Travel Advisory

University Van
Great Minds in STEM™ will sponsor groups of students (and their chaperones) traveling by a University-owned van (usually these are 15-passenger vans). There must be a minimum of at least 10-11 passengers (including up to two chaperones). Groups of students interested in this option must contact our GMiS Office directly.

Charter Bus
Great Minds in STEM™ also sponsors 55-passenger charter bus transportation. In order for Great Minds in STEM™ to secure a bus, a minimum of 50 students (and up to five faculty/staff) would have to be traveling to the HENAAC Conference from the same general area. The students DO NOT need to be from the same university to qualify for a charter bus. All the passengers, students and faculty/staff, must have registered and paid their conference registration, before any charter bus is secured. Groups of students interested in this option must contact our GMiS Office directly.

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  • Travel Grant Selection Process: There are a number of factors involved in the selection of our travel grant awardees including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Student Registration Date (First come – first served)
  • Is the student a STEM major
  • Participation in the GMiS College Bowl, Research Poster Competition, MentorNet
  • Is the student a College Captain or a GMiS Scholar
  • Involvement in student and/or community organizations
  • Number of students applying from the same university
  • Number of students applying from past academic host institutions
  • Student participation in past HENAAC/GMiS Conferences
  • Overall diversity of recipients