Awards, Contests, Scholarships, and Fellowships
Spring Award Nominations
Every Spring the SSSA opens nominations for numerous awards, scholarships and fellowships. Click here to browse the full list or choose one of the scholarships below:
$3000 to a graduate student working in the field of soil biology or biochemistry or microbial ecology.
$3000 to a student in the field of soil and water conservation.
$3000 to a student in the field of agronomy or related.
$4000 as a travel grant to support a United States based soil scientist to travel to New Zealand, or a New Zealand based soil scientist to travel to the United States.
$3000 to a recent Ph.D. recipient in the field of soil science.
$5000 to a graduate student in the field of soil science.
FALL AWARD NOMINATIONS (SCIENCE POLICY)
The Fellow selected will spend one year in Washington DC, applying his/her professional and scientific expertise as a special assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or Congressional committee.
Award winners will travel to Washington DC for an opportunity for graduate students to engage with policy-makers in order to raise awareness and support for science, technology and research funding through the Society Congressional Visits Day (CVD).
At the Annual Meeetings
The Graduate Student Leadership Conference provides professional and leadership development to graduate students, and includes sessions on networking, professional etiquette, leadership, and oral and written communication.
Try out you elevator speech on our panel of judges for a chance to win in this fun contest!