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Kelli McGarrh Travel Fund


Submission Request

In 1996, a student travel fund was established as a memorial to Kellie W. McGarrh, a doctoral graduate of our College.  The money is used to support doctoral candidates who make presentations at national or regional conferences.  Depending upon requests and available funds, awards may be granted each Fall and Spring term.  Deadlines will be announced at the beginning of each semester.  Eligibility criteria and procedure for application are listed below.


Any College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences active doctoral student who is making a national or regional conference presentation related to teacher education issues (e.g., improving the quality of teacher preparation, the restructuring of teacher education programs, innovative instructional excellence, or the provision of equal education opportunity for all students) may apply.

Submission Request

The submission of request should have, along with the cover sheet:  1) An abstract or proposal of the conference presentation (which may be submitted before acceptance by conference); 2) A statement of estimated costs for travel-transportation expenses (if car travel, please use current UTK rates); and, 3) Justification of need.  A panel will review and rank proposals.  The awarding of the travel funds will be contingent on acceptance of the student’s paper by the designated professional conference.

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