The Graduate Student Association is sponsoring University Programs and

Services Fees Travel Fund Workshops on Monday and Tuesday in the University

Center.

The workshops will explain guidelines for travel awards and give graduate

students an opportunity to learn about applying for travel funds and ask

questions about the process.

Panelists for the workshops will include GSA President Kadesha Washington,

GSA Vice-President Fred Coulter and Cynthia Stockdale from the UT

Treasurer's Office.

The UPSF Travel Fund annually contains $20,000 for graduate student travel,

and the money covers spring, summer and fall semesters. GSA and the Dean of

Students maintain the program.

Many colleges and departments allot money for travel, but some have more

than others, Washington said. The travel fund is a way for graduate

students to get more money to pay trip expenses, excluding food, when they

go to a conference to present a paper. Money is given based on merit

instead of need.

The workshops are being held to update graduate students on changes that

have been made to the application process. They will be held Monday in UC

rooms 226-227 and Tuesday in UC room 223, and start at 5 p.m. both

days.