Laspa Center Travel Awards

Laspa Center Travel Awards supplement travel expenses related to academic or co-curricular purposes that have been endorsed by Scripps College through faculty recommendation or approved departmental programs and align with the mission of the Center. Academic and co-curricular purposes include, but are not limited to, professional conferences, Scripps organized travel, poster presentations, “treks,” etc. A staff or faculty endorsement is required.

Each Travel Award recipient will receive up to $300 in funding to support travel, transportation, and/or accommodations. The amount allocated to each student will depend on the budget proposal. All applications are considered on a rolling basis and must be submitted two weeks prior to travel.

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All currently enrolled juniors and seniors in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Funding is limited and provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority goes to students with demonstrated need. Students may not receive more one Laspa Center Travel Award and travel must be associated with an academic or co-curricular purpose.

Application Requirements

The application includes a series of short-answer questions, a detailed description of the opportunity, a copy of the travel itinerary or schedule, and a proposed budget. A staff or faculty endorsement is required.

Award recipients may be asked to participate in a pre-travel meeting with a representative of the Laspa Center. Recipients may also be asked to share their experiences with the community and will be required to submit:

  • A one-page experience debrief
  • A photo capturing the experience
  • One blog submission
Failure to submit these materials may eliminate eligibility from any future funding from the Laspa Center. 


  • Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. two weeks prior to travel. (Each applicant should receive an automatic confirmation upon submission.)
  • All recipients will be asked to submit a supplemental application for grant disbursement.

For More Information

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the Laspa Center or send questions to [email protected]