Annual Conference Scholarships

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Each year, CUPA-HR awards several conference scholarships to individuals who want to engage in the learning, networking and professional development at the CUPA-HR annual conference and would otherwise not have the means to attend.

The scholarships cover registration, accommodations and other eligible travel expenses for the CUPA-HR Annual Conference & Expo 2016, September 25-27, 2016 in Washington, D.C. Any additional expenses beyond that amount are the responsibility of the recipient.

Eligibility and Timeline

The 2016 Annual Conference scholarship application is closed.

Scholarships are available to HR professionals employed by higher ed institutions. CUPA-HR membership is not a requirement. Applicants must describe how they would benefit from receiving the scholarship and why they would not be able to attend the conference without the scholarship.

Because our goal is to assist those who have not had the means to attend an annual conference, past conference scholarship recipients and individuals who have attended a CUPA-HR annual conference within the past three years are not eligible for a scholarship.

The timeline for selection is as follows:

  • Scholarship Application Posted — May 2, 2016
  • Application Deadline — May 25, 2016
  • Notification — June 20, 2016

If you have questions about the conference scholarships, please contact CUPA-HR toll free at 877-287-2474 or

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