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Other Sources of Travel Funds for Student Presenters

Council on Undergraduate Research Divisional Student Travel Awards

As Institutional Members of CUR, our students can apply for funds for CUR Division Funds. Below is a list of divisional travel awards:

Office of Continuing Studies and Enhanced Learning Louise Guarnaccia Fund for Non-Traditional Students Grant Overview

The Louise Guarnaccia Fund for Non-Traditional Students assists female students over the age of twenty-five in meeting emergency financial needs that may disrupt their academic progression if unmet. The funding can be used towards modest tuition assistance, book/educational supplies, conference/educational event attendance, medical emergencies, and other unexpected financial obligations. As funding is limited (with exception, no more than $200 per student, depending on request), students will need to document how they will meet the balance of their need if it is more than the individual limit. There is no application deadline; applications are considered on a fundingas-needed basis and until the funding is depleted.

The funding is available from January 1, 2018- December 30, 2018. To be eligible for funding, a student must • Be a matriculated female student aged 25 or older with demonstrated financial need • Reside in Windham County • Be registered during the semester she is requesting a grant. If the student meets the above criteria, she must complete a grant application and include supportive documentation such as invoices, estimates, etc., from established businesses/institutions.

The application can be obtained from the Continuing Studies website at In addition to completing the application, the student must also • Have filed a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form with Eastern Connecticut State University or submit her most recent Federal Tax return with grant application • Submit a TYPED narrative of the description of her financial need, and how receiving a grant would help her in both meeting her immediate need and in her educational pursuits. Once a student submits an application, a committee will review the request and respond to the applicant within a week. For more information, or to refer eligible students, please contact:

Dr. June Dunn, Assistant Dean Office of Continuing Studies- Wood Support Services Wood Hall Room 100 83 Windham Street Willimantic, CT 06226-2295 Phone: 860-465-0206

SUOAF Student Fund (criteria)

This fund is to support Eastern Connecticut State University students with financial need. This fund is unrestricted except for criteria set forth below:


  1. Recipient must be an Eastern student and who is not on academic probation.
  2. Recipient cannot receive greater than $275 per academic year
  3. Funds cannot be provided for conferences, unless in the case that the student receiving funds, is presenting at the conference. Furthermore, funds distributed for conference presentations are restricted to one per academic department in non-consecutive years only.


Steps for Faculty when a need is identified:

  • Marilynn St. Onge is the point of contact for the disbursement of these emergency funds.
  • To initiate the process, the recommending faculty/staff person should email Marilynn and provide the student's name, ID# and award amount, along with a brief description of what the funds will be used for.
  • If funds are being requested for books, please also copy Donna Snell on email.
  • Foundation will work with each awardee individually to figure out the most expedient way to disburse the funds.