Student Presenter Travel Fund Application


To be eligible for travel funding the applicant must:

  • be regularly admitted to the Department of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology,
  • be in good academic standing, holding at least a 3.0 GPA,
  • have successfully completed at least 6 credit hours in their approved current ELRT program,
  • be enrolled in the semester that the presentation travel takes place (except summer),
  • provide notification of conference presentation acceptance.

Application instructions

  1. Complete the online application below prior to any purchases.
  2. Attach a notification of conference presentation acceptance.
  3. You may receive a maximum of $500 of funding per academic year. Funds currently available are up to $500 for individual presentations and up to $250 for joint presentations.
  4. If your application is approved, do not pay for any travel expenses until you have completed the travel authorization with the department fund administrator, Dr. David Szabla.
  5. The total amount of funds may not exceed the costs of attending the conference.
  6. Not all applications may be selected for funding and not all applicants may receive the amount of funding requested.

Please direct any questions to Dr. David Szabla.


Applicant Information
WMU identification number
A copy of this form will be sent to your advisor.
Please attach the conference acceptance memo.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt rtf pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx odp xls xlsx ods xml.
Typically this will be the student rate.
(city, state)
(city, state)
For personal car travel. Miles x mileage rate = total mileage expenses. For miles, use Mapquest starting from WMU main campus. For current mileage rate, use travel website.
For rental car, bus, rail, or air travel.
Please use the GSA website to determine the per diem rate for the location of the conference.
Miscellaneous Expenses
Example: transportation to/from airport.
(Miscellaneous information, reasons for travel, etc.)
By checking this box, I accept and acknowledge that receiving this reimbursement or payment of expenses may have financial aid or income tax consequences for me.
By checking this box, I affirm that I have truthfully completed this application as accurately and completely as possible. I also accept and acknowledge all conditions of the award for which I am applying and acknowledge that I must meet all conditions for eligibility in order to receive an award.