Las Vegas 2025 travel grants information

The SSSA Council is pleased to announce availability of the Pascal Ngoboka Student Travel Grants will again be awarded for our 2025 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas  We will award up to twenty (20) grants in the amount of $300 each, with at least one (1) award provided to an attendee in each of our affiliates (identified as the primary affiliate on the student’s membership file). Honorees will be recognized during the Presidential Plenary Session at the Annual Meeting.

Application Process

Application information will be posted here when the process opens for 2025.

To qualify, a student must meet these requirements:

  • Be a member of the SSSA
  • Register for the Annual Meeting
  • Have a paper or poster accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting


New Orleans 2024 Pascal Ngoboka Annual Meeting Student Travel Grant Awardees

The SSSA is pleased and proud to announce the recipients of our 2024 Pascal Ngoboka Student Travel Grants for the Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Each recipient will be recognized at the Presidential Plenary session during the Annual Meeting. Please join us in congratulating these fantastic young scholars!

  • Abigail Villarreal (Social Work, Texas A&M University – Kingsville)
  • Ashlie Mendoza (Social Work, University of Oklahoma)
  • Avarie Lambert (Political Science, University of South Alabama)
  • Brittany L. Santana (Social Work, Texas A&M University – Kingsville)
  • Christopher L-P Mathey (Sociology, Texas A&M University)
  • Essence Thomas (Social Work, Southern Arkansas University)
  • Gemini A. Creason-Parker (Sociology, Texas A&M University)
  • Isabella Bernard (Political Science, Southern Arkansas University)
  • Jaqueline Mendez (Sociology, Texas A&M University)
  • Joel Chavez (Political Science, Georgetown University)
  • Josue E. Lopez (Sociology, University of Texas at El Paso)
  • Karina Aguirre Torres (Social Work, University of Texas at El Paso)
  • Kate-Lynn George (Sociology, University of Arkansas)
  • Kaththiriarachchilage Don Naduni Kumari Jayasinghe (Sociology, Louisiana State University)
  • Natália Heringer Mendonça (Sociology, University of North Texas)
  • Neha Jangeti (Sociology, University of North Texas)
  • Nohelia Garcia Delos Santos (Sociology, Southern Arkansas University)
  • Penelope Norley (Social Work, University of Arkansas)
  • Tess Harrington (International Studies, Roanoke College)
  • Yara Green-Jordan (Social Work, Texas A&M University – Kingsville)