Student Conference Award Program (S-CAP)


Have you ever wanted to attend a professional or academic conference? Do you have a paper you would like to present at a national meeting? Would you like to expand your networking opportunities? Are the travel expenses too costly? Then, S-CAP program is for you!

The Student Conference Award Program (S-CAP) is a travel grant designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to obtain funding to attend an academic or professional conference in their field of study. The  award may include: travel, lodging, airport shuttle or taxi fees, and conference registration fees. For the 2024/2025 academic year the maximum is $1000. 

Program Eligibility Requirements and Limits:

  • Must be a registered UNM student at the time of the event.
  • Must be in a degree seeking program at the time of their event.
  • Must be in good academic standing, i.e. no academic probationary status.
  • Must submit application prior to attending event. 
  • Limit of two students may be awarded to a conference. 
  • A student may only receive this award two times.

All awards are processed through the Student Financial Aid Office as Travel Grants and may be subject to taxation.

Application Details

Application submissions are now open.  Each application received will be applied in the order received to the period that the event falls within. Each funding period includes the semester, and the semester break prior, as follows:

  • Fall 2024 (July 31, 2024 to December 14, 2024)
  • Spring 2025 (December 15, 2024 to May 17, 2025)
  • Summer 2025 (May 18, 2025 to July 29, 2025)

S-CAP Application Packet

Past Conferences

For more information contact Cathy Chalk at 277-7794.