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2017-2018 Individual Student Funding Request Guidelines
Who is Eligible?
Graduate and Undergraduate students who are regularly admitted to an undergraduate program at Georgia Southern University, have paid their student activity fees, and are in good standing with Georgia Southern University. The applicant must be registered for classes during the semester of his/her travel. If a student is traveling between semesters, he/she must also be registered for the semester following the travel. There is a limit of one award per student.
What Do These Grants Cover?
Conference travel grants help pay expenses for: travel, lodging, registration, workshops, and necessary supplies.
The Fund does not pay expenses: meals/food, luxury hotel rooms, roommates/family members, telephone calls, hotel services (laundry, valet service, safes, etc.), entertainment (tickets, movies, tours, alcoholic beverages, etc.), registration/workshop or travel costs associated with job interviewing, travel for course/degree requirements (internships, courses taught abroad, or clinical rotations), professional certification exams, travel for networking purposes, or travel which occurred prior to the date the grant was awarded.
The suggested award amount is $150 per student, but may go all the way up to $300.
All applications are reviewed competitively by representatives of a committee consisting of no less than three of the executive board members of the Student Government Association. The Review Committee meets twice per month to review proposals. If you are not approved for funding, you can submit a proposal for another conference the following semester (as long as you continue to meet the eligibility criteria).
What to Know Before Sending in an Application
Your application MUST be typed. Please state the reasons for travel as related to your educational and professional development. The grant is not guaranteed; therefore, the applications that are well written and thoroughly answer all the questions will have a better chance of receiving funding.
The application must be received at least three weeks prior to the start of your trip or event.
If approved, you will receive an award letter notifying you of the amount of your grant.
Award recipients are required to submit a final report of the trip along with their travel receipts and expenditure breakdown within two weeks after the conference has ended.
2017-2018 Student Organization Funding Request Guidelines
1. No activity fee monies shall be appropriated to an organization that is ruled ineligible by the Student Activity Fee Budget Committee. Organizations requesting funding must be recognized by the University as an active student organization. The organization must be registered and listed on the current roster of Student Organizations with up-to-date information maintained by the Student Activities Center.
2. Organizations may be eligible for funding bi-annually (Once during the Fall semester and once during the Spring semester). Organizations may request up to $600 per semester; however, all funding allocations are subject to approval by the SGA Senate. Additionally, organizations that collaboratively request funds for collaborative events may request for an additional 25% per group ($750 each). Money is available on a first come, first serve basis while funds are available. Special circumstances may warrant certain consideration being made by the executive board in order to allow for the most opportunity for all student organizations to participate in this process.
3. Activity monies will be appropriated for programs, fundraising, and other enhancement opportunities. Food requests will not be funded under any circumstances. Reimbursements will be considered at the discretion of the Financial Advisory Committee. All other requests will be at the discretion of the Financial Advisory Committee.
4. Fund request applications are found on myInvolvement and the SGA webpage http://students.
Note: Once the Financial Advisory Committee reviews the request, it shall be taken to the next general SGA Senate meeting for final approval
5. After funding approval the organization must provide a financial report of the SGA allocations. This report should be submitted to the SGA Vice President of Finance no more than 14 days after the project date or SGA retains the right to void their request for future funding. Supportive documentation should be included to confirm lodging, airline travel, registration costs, and all other types of expenditures. Copies must be made of all receipts and a breakdown of final expenditures is required.
6. Please allow 10-14 business days (after the funding approval) for check processing. The check will be sent to the Dean of Students Office for pick up.(912.478.3326)
Failure to comply with any of the aforementioned items may result in a one semester (first offense) suspension from the date of funding approval to one year (second offense) suspension from the date of funding approval to request SGA funding.
Last updated: 11/8/2018