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Conference Funding Opportunities: Ron Koehn Award & Travel Grants

Now that registration for the 15th Annual Conference is open, it’s time for you to start thinking about funding your conference participation! The Forum is pleased to offer two opportunities that can help defray the costs of attending the Annual Conference in Denver. The deadline to apply for both of these opportunities is November 30. 

Ron Koehn Conference Grant Award for Innovative Education Abroad Programs: This award is given annually to a colleague who has been especially effective in contributing to innovations in education abroad program design. Ron was a pioneer in the development of study abroad programs for community college students, creating ways to combine affordability with quality, and effective curricula with high standards. This award honors his legacy by recognizing colleagues who design education abroad programs that increase opportunities for underrepresented constituencies. Colleagues from Forum Member institutions are invited to apply, particularly those from community colleges, minority-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs).

Conference Travel GrantsAll colleagues who have a financial need and are employed by a Forum member institution/organization are encouraged to apply for a conference travel grant. Selection is based on demonstrated need and anticipated benefit from attending the conference, and in accordance with The Forum’s strategic goals, preference will be given to colleagues from community colleges, minority-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), as well as international colleagues.