Resources for Students
Student and Transitional Membership
People who are currently students qualify for a significant discount in SSA dues. Regular dues are $100 for a membership with electronic access to both BSSA and SRL (no print) while the student dues are only $25 with all the same benefits. In order to qualify for this discount, the applicant must provide a scan or photocopy of a current student id. Apply for SSA membership here.
Transitional MembershipSSA members who were students, but no longer qualify, can transition to the full membership with a half-price Transitional Membership for the first 3 years after graduation. To qualify, the person must have been an SSA student member for at least one year. Renew your SSA membership.
Student Presenation Awards
Travel grants are available to help cover the costs of travel to the SSA Annual Meeting each year.
Eligibility: SSA Members who must travel from outside the US to attend the annual SSA meeting are eligible for the international travel award. Student members who must travel more than 310 miles (500 km), either domestically or internationally, are eligible for the student travel awards. All award winners must present their work in either an oral or poster session at the meeting.
Application: To apply for either award, please submit an application electronically. Applications will be available in the fall each year and all SSA members will be notified via email.
Deadline: Applications must be received by SSA no later than 30 November each fall. The application should state which award you are applying for, provide reasons why you are a good candidate for the award, and include the text of the abstract for your presentation.
Applicants will be notified of their award status the first week of January each year, at least one week before the SSA deadline for abstract submission. The awards will be announced and the checks presented at the Annual Luncheon during the SSA meeting.
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