Special Campaign for Students, Puerto Rico

The Seismological Society of America (SSA), a non-profit organization, is seeking donations to support travel grants for student members of SSA and the Latin American and Caribbean Seismological Commission (LACSC), as well as funding to support the involvement of Puerto Rican scientists and students at the upcoming conference, “Seismology of the Americas.”

Due to Hurricane Maria, LACSC’s leadership is focused on repairing and rebuilding the Puerto Rican Seismic Network, so SSA has agreed to raise funds on their behalf.

All donations – 100 percent – will be spent to cover travel, lodging and registration fees. Each organization will administer its respective student travel grant program and SSA will direct, in coordination with LACSC, the funding raised to support Puerto Rican scientists and students.

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Please donate to one or more of these funds:

  • LACSC Student Travel Fund

LACSC offers students travel grants to offset the cost of participating in the meeting. SSA will collect donations for LACSC grants, which will select the recipients and determine the allocation of funds. LACSC’s goal is to raise at least $30,000.

  • Puerto Rican Scientists Fund

Hurricane Maria caused great devastation, with many colleagues losing everything or being forced to refocus their budgets on other priorities. SSA is raising funds to provide financial support for Puerto Rican scientists and students to fully participate in the conference. The goal is to raise at least $25,000. (Any excess funds may be used to support 2018 student travel grants or will be donated to support Puerto Rico recovery efforts.)

  • SSA Student Travel Fund

Last year’s record-breaking number of grant requests from SSA student members depleted the fund. Support our students with travel grants to attend the SSA Annual Meeting, giving them a chance to join and advance in our community. SSA’s goal is to raise at least $30,000.

Thank you for your generosity.  If you have any questions, please contact Nan Broadbent at give@seismosoc.org.