Travel Assistance Awards

To encourage students to participate in professional computer graphics activities, SIGGRAPH 2009 offers travel assistance for elite SIGGRAPH 2009 Student Volunteers. All awards will be presented during SIGGRAPH 2009 and will be paid in United States dollars. All decisions of the selection committee are final.

Travel Assistance Awards are available for 30-hour volunteers ONLY. Applicants must first complete the standard Student Volunteers application. Before submitting the application, applicants must answer several additional questions regarding travel costs and personal financial need, as well as complete one additional personal statement of no more than 300 words, as described in the application.

SIGGRAPH 2009 Travel Assistance Awards will be handled by granting eligibility up to a maximum amount per person. Student Volunteers who are awarded TAA's MUST present proof of traveling expenses via valid recites including boarding passes and/or gas recites. You may be awarded up to the maximum amount of your award. If you're expenses are less than your award, you will only be receive the amount your expenditures.

Travel Assistance Awards will be handed out AFTER the recipients arrive in New Orleans. Student Volunteers must meet their commitment to the program (30 hours) in order to receive their Travel Assistance Awards, and to be eligible to receive tickets to conference programs, receptions, and events.