Student Travel Assistance Program

Student Travel Assistance Program

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.

Student Travel Assistance Program Sponsored by:


Application deadline extended!  Get your application in before June 15th!

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, Canadian Well Logging Society, or GAC Mineral Deposits Division)
    4. Have a 3.0 or higher GPA
    5. Complete the application form (below) prior to June 15, 2020

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 2020 and get a further $100 reimbursement! Contact us to learn more –

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.


Student Travel Assistance Applications are now being accepted through June 15, 2020 via the form included on this page.

Applications will be reviewed in July and acceptance notifications will be sent by email by June 30, 2020.

All expenses must be paid by the applicant and will be reimbursed (up to $500 CAD at 75% of eligible expenses) following the convention. A copy of your receipts and a completed expense report must be submitted no later than September 15, 2020.

Student Travel Assistance Application

    contact info:

    society affiliation(s):

    university details:

    please provide a letter of reference from a faculty member:


    open question

    Are you Participating in other the convention activities?

    Are you applying for other funding to attend the convention? YesNo
    Have you received funding for GeoConvention in the past? YesNo