Graduate Student Professional Development Travel Award


funded by: Graduate Student Association

Travel Award Guidelines

*Funding is dispersed as travel reimbursement following the trip

Graduate Student Association will provide annually $2,000.00 in funding for up to 10 individual graduate students to represent Western Carolina University at regional conferences.  Travel awards are for a maximum of $200.00.  A committee including the Dean of the Graduate School and at least one officer of the Graduate Student Association will approve applications. A maximum of five awards will be dispersed each semester.

To be eligible for consideration, the student must be enrolled at WCU as a graduate student in good academic standing at the time of the application and travel.  Students are only eligible for one travel award per academic year.

Application Process:

Students must complete the Graduate Student Professional Development Travel Award Application.  (Word)

Send completed hard copy application to: Graduate School, 110 Camp Building, Attention: Roxane Stiles. Emailed forms will not be accepted.  Students should include proof of acceptance/invitation from the sponsoring organization, if available.

Award Conditions:
Funding is available for the following:
Travel for an individual to attend a professional conference or event within his/her field of study.

Funding may only be used to cover the following costs:
• Transportation to and from the conference (airfare – receipt required or mileage - $.30 per mile)
• Lodging (receipt required)
• Conference registration fees (receipt required)

Award Follow-up:
Upon completion of the travel, the awarded student sends a one page memo to the Dean of the Graduate School, 110 Camp Building summarizing the trip partly funded by the Travel Award.

For more information, please contact:
Roxane Stiles (828-227-3178)
Graduate School and Research
110 Camp Building


Copyright by Western Carolina University      •      Cullowhee, NC 28723      •      828.227.7211      •      Contact WCU
Maintained by the Office of Web Services      •      Directions      •      Campus Map      •      Emergency Information      •      Text-Only

Office of Web Services