TMA Application Documents

All interested students are invited to apply for the Fall 2020 TMA Awards. We encourage all students who have presented at any conference/symposium or conducted the research while enrolled at CGU between April 16th, 2020, and November 15th, 2020, as they are all eligible to apply for the GSC Fall 2020 Travel & Material Awards.

The application submission period will begin on Friday, November 6th, 2020, at 8:00 AM and close on Friday, November 27th, 2020, at 11:59 PM. Please submit all application documents (i.e., Application form, Student Release Form, and Academic Advisor’s Form) via email to Please include in the subject line: “TMA_Fall_2020_FirstName_LastName“.

Download the Travel and Material Award Documents below:

Once you have completed the application, please email your application to

  • Subject line: “GSC Travel or Material Award Application_Category 1/2/3/ Material_First Name Last Name“.
  • Attach your completed application to the email.

If you are applying for all 3 travel awards categories and the material award, please attach all four applications to one email. Label each application file accordingly

  • For travel awards, label the file according to its category:
    • Category 1, 2, or 3.
    • For the material award application, label the file “Material.”


The Graduate Student Council (GSC), allocates money annually for Graduate Student Travel Awards to support students’ academic and professional development. The Graduate Student Council acknowledged that students are increasingly incurring more costs for their research, projects and presentations.

The Travel Awards Program aims to support and encourage academic excellence beyond CGU’s campus and to offer students opportunities to gain professional experience in their field by subsidizing travel costs for as many students as possible. The Material Awards Program aims to support and encourage academic excellence by providing students with reimbursement for material costs related to their academic endeavors.


There are two application periods for CGU Travel Awards. For guidelines explaining the types, award values, scoring, and more click here.

Student Reviewers Needed

Each essay is read independently by three CGU students. Reviewers will not have access to or review essays from their department, and if applying for a travel and/or material award, essays in their same award category. To volunteer as a reviewer or to receive more information, email to by a later date TBA.