Conferences and Symposiums

Spring Event Conference Scholarships

Conference scholarship applications are no longer being accepted. Recipients will be notified on January 26.

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

The scholarships include $1,500 to be used toward conference registration, accommodations in the conference hotel and other eligible travel and conference expenses to one of CUPA-HR's 2018 spring events – the Higher Ed Symposium hosted by the Southern Region, the Spring Conference hosted by the Midwest and Western Regions, and the Spring Conference hosted by the Eastern Region.

 Eligibility and Timeline

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 a spring event, past region conference scholarship recipients and individuals who have attended a spring event within the past three years are not eligible for the scholarship.

The timeline for selection is as follows:

  • Scholarship Application Deadline — January 18, 2018
  • Notification — January 26, 2018
  • Acceptance Due — February 2, 2018

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


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