The David Montgomery Student Travel Fund was established by WSN in order to honor long serving WSN Secretary David H. Montgomery and to encourage student participation in the WSN annual meeting. WSN Student Travel Awards are funded using the proceeds raised each year from the WSN Auction. Because of the limited pool of funds available, WSN Student Travel Awards are made in an attempt to defray the cost of lodging and travel to the annual meeting only. WSN Student Travel Funds are not intended to be used to help cover the cost of meeting registration. The amount of a typical award varies between $100-$450 depending on demonstrated need, the distance traveled and the amount of funds available. Funding priority is given to those students presenting either a poster or oral presentation at the meeting. Students should not expect to receive more than two WSN Student Travel Awards during the course of their undergraduate and graduate studies except in the case of extreme circumstances and demonstrated need.
Instructions for Applying
If you would like to be considered for a WSN Student Travel Award, please complete this online form:
Awards are given out in the following order of preference:
- Presenting a talk
- Presenting a poster
- Other students
Additional consideration may be given if:
- Member of the official Student Committee (who put the post-Banquet auction together and raise the DME funds and perform many other activities for the student members), OR a member of the student crew working the registration desk or contributing significantly to meeting preparation (especially in years when other funds may not be available to offset meeting expenses for the latter).
- Nearing completion of degree and will not have subsequent chances at an award.
- Traveling from extreme distances.
- Documented demonstration of unusual and extreme financial hardship (e.g. victims of natural disasters).
We will be in touch with you as funds are awarded.