Engaged Learning Travel Scholarship

Engaged Learning Travel Scholarship

The Office of Engaged Learning offers the Engaged Learning Travel Scholarship to undergraduate students who are traveling to present their research at a conference and/or to offset travel costs associated with undergraduate research or creative activity.

The maximum travel scholarship amount is $800. Applicants are expected to request funding from at least one additional campus department in an effort to share costs and maximize the number of students that the Office of Engaged Learning is able to support.

The Engaged Learning Travel Scholarships are currently on hold until university-approved travel resumes.  

Applicants should plan to submit their application at least one month prior to proposed travel in order to receive funds, if approved, in advance of their departure.

Applicants will need to submit the following:

  • Dates and location of activity
  • Budget of associated costs
  • Additional funding sources (prospective or already secured)
  • Faculty mentor statement of support

Ready to apply? Once you have gathered the required application materials, you may submit your application here:

Application currently unavailable. See notice below.

Applicants will be notified within two weeks of the application deadline as to whether or not their request for funding has been approved.

Reflection Essay

In order to highlight the outstanding work of the students who receive this scholarship, recipients are asked to submit a reflection essay (750-1000 words in length) describing how this experience has impacted their professional development along with at least one photo of their experience.

Above materials can be submitted via email to engageiu@indiana.edu. By submitting the above essay and photos, EL Travel Scholarship recipients give the Office of Engaged Learning permission to share their photos and quotes on the Engaged Learning website. If you would prefer not to have your story featured on the website, please indicate that when emailing your essay and photos to the Office of Engaged Learning.

OVPUE Award Ceremony

All recipients of the EL Travel Scholarship will be invited to attend the OVPUE Award Ceremony that is held at the beginning of the fall semester each year.

Notice: Engaged Learning Travel Scholarships are currently on hold.

On March 10th, 2020, IU President Michael McRobbie issued a university-wide letter with updates on the university's plans regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The President's recommendations were updated on March 15th with a second university-wide letter indicating that students will not return to campus for the remainder of the Spring semester.

In response to the campus plan, and with the safety and well-being of students and others in mind, the Engaged Learning Travel Scholarships are currently on hold. We are not reviewing applications nor awarding scholarships at this time. We will keep this site updated as we learn more about the status of summer conferences.

For the latest IU updates on the coronavirus, visit coronavirus.iu.edu.