EGSA established and manages the Kinney Merit Award in memory of Karl Kinney that provides support for graduate student enrichment, usually for costs associated with attending scientific meetings. These costs may include registration fees, travel and lodging. The Kinney Award is administered by EGSA, which puts out a call for applications once per semester. The award cannot solve all financial problems and financial inequities for entomology students. Rather, the fund is to provide a limited number of annual merit awards to deserving students. The competitive nature of these awards is meant to encourage students to strive for excellence in their work. The EGSA Development Fund was created for and should be used for the following purposes:
- To honor highly meritorious students.
- To provide financial support for individual students to attend professional meetings and workshops or to travel to research locations.
- To provide limited financial support for student publication costs.
For more information see the Kinney Merit Award section on the Funding Information page on the Entomology website.