Structural Geology and
Tectonics Division Student Fund:
In 2010, at the 30th anniversary of the Structural Geology and
Tectonics Division of the Geological Society of America, the
Structural Geology and Tectonics Division Student Fund was
initiated. The division has always supported student research and
travel to conferences, field trips and short courses via membership
dues and proceeds from merchandise sales. This is money well spent.
Past recipients of graduate student research grants are now some of
the shining stars of our field. Students represent the future of our
division, and the board considers the support of students who are
interested in structural geology and tectonics to be among our
Since 2010 we have been in the process of growing the student fund.
The money is housed at the GSA Foundation so that it collects
interest, and so that all SG&T division members can donate directly
to the fund, knowing that 100% of their tax deductible donation is
going to support student activities.
The initial goal was to grow the SG&T Division Student Fund to $80K
and we are now more than half-way, at ca. $50K. Once we reach our
goal, the interest from that amount will provide more support for
students than we have ever been able to offer in the history of the
SG&T Division. To really reflect the size and scope of the SG&T
Division, we hope to have $200K in the fund in the next few years.
With this amount we will be able to greatly expand on our current
level of support for students. So, we continue to ask those members
who can do so to donate even more, and we are also looking for
members who would be willing to match the donations of others.
Donations to the SG&T Student Fund can be made through the
Foundation's website -
www.gsafweb.org or by contacting the
Foundation (contact info on that site).
Thank you so much for your support.
Structural Geology and Tectonics Division