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Student Travel Development Grant

2016-2017 Deadlines and Guidelines

The College of Creative Arts (CCA) Student Travel/Development Grant Program was created to support activities that lead to professional development for full-time students who are active majors in the College of Creative Arts. Funds donated to the College of Creative Arts and managed by the West Virginia University Foundation are the primary source for this program.

Examples of Appropriate Activities

Award Amounts

Because funding is limited (especially for international travel awards), applications will be received on a first-come, first-serve basis.

You can only apply for either the domestic travel or international travel in an academic year. You CANNOT apply for both.

General Guidelines

  • In any given year, more requests are received than can be fully funded.  To be considered for support, applicants must submit complete and comprehensible applications.  This must include a full and accurate description of the proposed activity. 
  • Requests for support to attend a conference or other professional meetings should include detailed explanations of how such attendance will contribute to the development of the student as an artist, researcher, service provider, or potential teacher. 
  • The student must complete the application and take it to the Director of the respective unit for review and approval.  The Director of the unit will review the application, and it approved at the school level, will forward the application to the Office of the Dean for review by the Dean and Associate Dean. 
  • Applications submitted directly to the Office of the Dean without the Director's review and approval will be considered ineligible. 
  • Only one application will be funded for any individual during a given academic year.  Submission deadline are given below. 
  • A student may apply for funding after the travel has taken place, but the application must be received no later than one semester after the travel has been completed. 
  • Applications that fail to provide all the necessary requested information will be rejected. 
  • Applicants who have any outstanding balances from previous awards or who have not submitted the required documentation from previous awards shall be ineligible. 


Applications are now on a rolling deadline and can be submitted at anytime between July 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017 for activity occurring between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017. The completed and signed application must be submitted directly to the Director of the School for review and approval. Please note that due to the change of fiscal years, applications are not accepted during the month of June.

Making an Application/Which forms to use

All application forms must be typed.

Each grant proposal must include the following completed forms:

Submit ONE COMPLETED AND SIGNED COPY of the application and appropriate forms, (after you have received your school’s director signature) to the College of Creative Arts, Office of the Dean.

Evaluation Criteria

Once the application has been submitted to the Dean's Office, the CCA Dean and Associate Dean will evaluate all applications.  To be considered for support, the applicant must submit a complete and comprehensible application. 

Application review will be based on the following criteria:



Students will receive written notification of any decision concerning the status of their application for a College grant.

If you have any questions, first see the Director of your appropriate School. Additional information concerning Student Travel can be obtained by contacting John Hendricks or Catherine Roberto in the Office of the Dean.

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