Student Affairs

Prominence Fund

**Applications for the 2024-2025 Academic Year are being accepted on a limited basis as funding is limited.**


The Office of Student Affairs has created the Prominence Fund to help supplement the expenses of individual current students in connection with certain important activities. The creation of this Fund stems from the recognition of the great impact that comes from supporting external opportunities for our students. The Prominence Fund aids students by supplementing expenses connected with fulfilling academic and professional pursuits, including but not limited to sending representatives to conferences, panels, or workshops. Our students have attended the American Society of International Law Conference, Innocence Network Conference, Transactional Law Competition, Intellectual Property Law Competition, and many more!

The fund will support a portion of the cost of travel, lodging, registration and/or application fees. Food costs will not be covered. Please note that the funds are limited and thus they are first come, first served. Due to this, funding for international travel is given in rare circumstances**. Please make all requests for funding at least 4-6 weeks before the date of the activity for which funding is sought, but not later than November 1 for the Fall 2024 semester and March 14 for the Spring 2025 semester. Application submitted less than 4 weeks before the event may not be processed.

Once funding is approved, students are expected to make the initial outlay of money for the activity and then submit receipts and proof of travel for reimbursement. 

**Reimbursements are subject to federal income tax withholding.

How To Apply For Prominence Funding:

Submit the following information to the Office of Student Affairs in an MS Word attachment to

  1. Name/email of the current student requesting funding (Applicants must apply individually and not as a group)
  2. Title, date(s), location of applicable activity or event
  3. Full description of the activity, including the importance of the activity to the student's professional pursuits
  4. Proposed budget including itemized expenses for items including but not limited to travel, hotel, and registration, and a total budget request (again, food costs will not be reimbursed)
  5. List other sources and amounts of funding

Notes on Reimbursements:

  • Please submit original receipts only and proof of travel (e.g. boarding pass, ticket stub, etc.) with your request. Internet itineraries are not sufficient and will not be accepted.
  • Please submit a copy of the program brochure, flier, description, etc. for the event you attended.
  • Also, please include your social security number.
  • Reimbursements must be submitted within 2 weeks after the date of the event.

If you have any questions before making your reimbursement request, please send your inquiries to