Student Travel Grants


The Lee Honors College Student Travel Grants were established to support Lee Honor College students traveling to meetings or events sponsored by professional organizations for the purpose of presenting the results of their research, exhibiting or performing creative works, or otherwise disseminating results of their scholarly activity. The grants do not cover conference attendance for other purposes (e.g., as a non-presenting attendee or workshop participant, to participate in a group performance, to undertake foreign study), nor to present the findings of another’s scholarly work.


To be eligible for a Lee Honors College Student Travel Grant, an applicant must be a full-time Lee Honors College student in good standing and enrolled in the semester the application is submitted.


Grants will range up to $250 for domestic travel and up to $500 for international travel. Any amount awarded will depend, in part, on the number of applications received, the budget available and on the priority given by the review committee. Not all applications may be selected for funding and not all applicants may receive the amount of funding requested.


Submit one signed travel grant application including all attachments, to the Lee Honors College Student Travel Grant Committee by 5 p.m. on the deadline given below. These may be dropped off at the front desk of the Lee Honors College. Note: Students may apply for funding before their work is accepted for presentation, however, proof of acceptance must be presented before the grant is awarded. In addition, students may apply for travel funding after the travel has taken place if the application is made within the same semester or travel took place over the previous summer. 


Summer 2013: March 22, 2013

Fall 2013: June 21, 2013

Spring 2014: Oct. 25, 2013


  1. Submit completed, signed application.

  2. Submit a letter of support from one WMU faculty explaining how your proposed travel will benefit your education. Please make sure that the letter is on University letterhead and includes your name and WIN.

  3. Submit a typed essay (approximately 250 words) briefly explaining the significance of your research or project and how presenting/exhibiting it will be beneficial to you in achieving your educational and professional goals.

  4. Submit an abstract of your research or project.

  5. Submit a copy of the letter or email inviting you to present/exhibit at the conference or perform at the event.

  6. Attached an unofficial copy of your WMU transcript.

  7. Include a budget that outlines your expenses: Please itemize your travel budget. Confirm costs with providers. Give all expenses for each category, even if the total exceeds the maximum grant amount.