Conference Funding

The Office of Community Engagement offers funding for students to attend conferences on topics related to community engagement, recognizing that addressing these topics in depth allows our leaders to develop and all students to be more effective and ethical in their work.


All W&M students are eligible. Applications are due three weeks before the conference registration deadline. Funding may be provided for registration, lodging, travel, and/or meals and incidental expenses. Students involved with OCE programs may also request use of an OCE van to travel to conferences within driving distance. Please note that funds for lodging may only be granted via reimbursement.

We encourage you to apply for student conference funding through Student Leadership Development if you are eligible, as the OCE's funds are very limited. You may apply to cover the remainder of your cost with OCE funds.

Recommended Conferences

Funding may be granted for any conference related to a student's involvement in community; however, priority funding is given to the following recommended conferences:

Intersect: Diversity & Leadership Conference, Elon University, November 10, 2018
National Mentoring Summit, Washington, DC, January 30 - February 1, 2019
Impact National Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, February 21-24, 2019
W&M Active Citizens Conference, March 23, 2019
Ignite Retreat (Sullivan Foundation), Raleigh, North Carolina, April 7-9, 2019

To Apply

Complete this application by three weeks before the registration deadline for your conference. Contact [[mcporter, Melody Porter]] with questions.