Financial Support

Student Travel and Teaching Awards

Purpose: The purpose of the awards is to assist students with travel to professional conferences and events related to professional experiences. Students may also apply for funds to assist expenses incurred during field experiences/internship.

Award Amounts & Stipulations:  Individuals must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student in any of the programs in the Department of EEMLS. Students are eligible for one award per year and must submit all of the required documents for consideration. The number of awards may vary per year based upon the availability of funds. 

  • Conference Travel: Students may apply for up to $300 to attend a professional conference in a field related to the major.  Students who are presenting at a professional conference may apply for up to $500.  In addition to the application form, students must include transcripts, itemized travel budget, and 200 - 250 word essay explaining how attendance will benefit the student in the field of study.  Students must also agree to complete a 1 – 2 page typed and/or video reflection to be published on the department website upon return from the professional conference in order to benefit other students from the experience.
  • Teaching Supplies: Students may apply for up to $250 for materials needed for working with classroom students in a field experience or internship.  In addition to the application form, students must include a lesson plan and/or learning objectives, 200-250 word essay explaining how the materials will be used, and itemized receipts.  Students will complete a written and/or video reflection on the results to be shared on the department website. All reimbursements are subject to department approval. 
  • Applicants must obtain all travel forms from the EEMLS department and retain all receipts.  Travel requests must be submitted at least 30 days prior to travel.  Materials requests must be submitted at least 7 days prior to purchase. 

Application Procedures:

  1. Complete the appropriate application page.
  2. Submit all required documentation and attach to the application.
  3. You will receive an email with the award amount and further instructions to follow to obtain funds. 
  4. Upon return from travel, submit all required receipts. 
  5. Complete reflection documents.