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The travel grant application is now closed. For more information, please contact Danielle Boardman at

For more information about important conference dates please visit

 Please be advised, in order to be eligible and considered for a travel grant, you must have completed the full registration process. Every travel grant application must be accompanied by a completed registration. Completed Registration means you must have filled out the Conference Registration Form.

Travel Grant Applications will close on Wednesday, September 12th at 5pm. Notification to all parties will go out via email the week of September 17th.

The Office of Student Life is happy to announce that we will again be able to provide a limited number of Travel Grants to students to attend the conference. These awards are intended to encourage students who could not otherwise attend to be able to engage in this professional development event. They come with rules and stipulations (found on the last page of the application) that clearly outline the rights of the student and the College. Your application is not complete until you sign the statement agreeing that you understand these stipulations. The Office of Student Life makes every effort to assure that the funds are used appropriately and in accordance with state and college guidelines. 

What Does the Travel Grant cover? 

  • The travel grant covers a pre-determined stipend amount for travel reimbursement to and from the conference location from your permanent address
  • The travel grant covers your hotel for the two nights of the conference (October 11th and 12th only!)
  • The travel grant DOES NOT cover any incurred incidental costs 
  • The travel grant DOES NOT cover any costs associated with guest attendance 

Ready to apply? Apply for a Travel Grant through our online application. 

Questions? Email the Office of Student Life at

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