Apply for a Student Assistance Grant

How to Apply for Student Assistance Grants

In addition to managing contributions designated for support of recognition awards, the SEPM Foundation, Inc. manages the distribution of various designated student assistance grants.
To apply for a Student Grant only a single application is required to be considered for any or all applicable SEPM research funds. Submit by February 15th the following information to:

Dr. Judith Totman Parrish

President, SEPM Foundation, Inc.



  1. A statement (typed, single-spaced; no more than a single page in length) that succinctly summarizes the objectives of the student's project. The statement summary page of the project proposal must include a project title. All materials, including reference letters must be submitted by February15th. No exceptions will be allowed. Note to students: Make sure to include your email address as well as your USPS address in all correspondence.
  2. A budget that shows each anticipated category of expenditure and justification for it.
  3. Letters of support should be emailed directly to the President ( from the student's adviser and from one other member of the faculty in the department in which he/she is enrolled. The letter from the adviser must include a statement certifying that the student is in good academic standing at the time of the application and that she/he has completed at least one semester of graduate study

Applications will be evaluated by a committee whose members will select the awardee(s). The successful applicant(s) will be notified of the award by May 1st. The minimum award will be $500; the maximum is determined by investment income.

Student grant winners are REQUIRED to supply either a blog post or short video to be posted to SEPM social media pages. Longer blog posts can also be posted to the Blog section of the SEPM website.

Electronic submission of both application and letters of support is encouraged. If submission is electronic, please use a commonly accepted format.

List of SEPM Foundation Funds specifically restricted to student funding.