The Foundation has a student travel award committee composed of students and other members of APS which solicits applications for travel awards every year, and they make a recommendation to the Foundation board of directors as to which students should actually receive the awards. The final decision rests with the board of directors. Student travel awards are made to qualified students, but if there is a preference to reward students in a specific area, then we try to honor this preference as best we can. At the annual APS meeting we recognize the student travel awardees. With their award, each student is provided with a biography of the person for whom their specific travel award is named. We also request that the student correspond with the honoree or the fund organizer to show their appreciation for receiving the award.