Eligibility Categories

Conference Funding is availabale to all full-time W&M undergraduates, and full-time graduates in W&M School of Law, W&M Business School, W&M School of Education and W&M Graduate Arts & Sciences.  VIMS students are not eligible for conference funding. 

Applicants will be grouped into four categories with invited speakers getting first priority,accepted presenters next and so on until all eligible applicants have been considered.

Invited Speakers ($400 max award)

Invited speakers are students who are initially contacted and issued a written invitation by a conference to speak or present notable research in their field of study at a conference or a student appointed by the President of the College's official delegate at a conference.

You will be required to submit a copy of your letter of invitation or documentation of appointment.


Accepted Presenters ($300 max award)

Accepted presenters are those students who submitted papers or work that has been accepted for presentation at a conference.

You will be required to submit a copy of your letter of acceptance.

 If applying as an accepted presenter who has submitted a paper for consideration but confirmation has not yet been received, please go ahead and submit your application prior to the deadline date and forward you acceptance letter as soon as it arrives.  Consideration is only given to applications received prior to the deadline date.


Representatives ($200 max award)

Representatives are those students who are members of an approved recognized William & Mary organization and are attending a regional or national conference for that specific organization as representatives of the W&M group.

Individual Interest ($100 max award)

Individuals are categorized as those students attending a conference for reasons of personal interest related to the student's field of study.