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Forté Travel Stipend

Forté Campus to Business Leadership Conference attendees traveling more than 50 miles to the event are eligible for a stipend to help offset the transportation and lodging costs associated with attendance.

Attendees from Forté undergraduate partner schools, or those who demonstrate financial need, are eligible for a stipend to help offset the transportation and lodging costs associated with attendance. Stipends are limited and only available for students who have traveled more than 50 miles to attend.

Reimbursement amounts will not exceed the maximum level indicated and will not exceed the actual costs paid by a participant for their travel and lodging. The maximum stipend available to each participant is $300 and the amount payable will be calculated according to the following policy.

Air, Bus, or Rail Travel

Expenses related to transportation associated with tickets purchased for interstate or intrastate long-distance travel are eligible for reimbursement. You may be reimbursed for travel fees the day before and after the conference.

If you extend your stay, verification will be required to show that the flight cost is equal to or less than if you traveled within 24 hours of the conference.

Car Travel

Attendees choosing to drive to and from the conference from their school locations are eligible for mileage reimbursement. You must provide proof of residence and provide photographic documentation of your odometer at the start and end of the trip. Mileage reimbursement may be disbursed according to the following limits:

On-site outdoor parking is free. Additional information will be provided.

Expenses incurred for travel in and around the city in which the conference is being held (e.g. taxis, buses, ride shares) ARE NOT eligible for reimbursement. All expenses must be documented by a receipt indicating full payment.

Lodging

The travel stipend can also be used to cover lodging costs related to your attendance of the Forté Campus to Business Leadership Conference. All expenses must be documented by a receipt indicating full payment. Accommodations eligible for expense reimbursement include hotel, motel, hostel, Airbnb, and other commercially established and regulated home sharing sites (i.e. Vrbo, HomeAway, etc.). Reimbursements will not be given for non-commercial establishments.

Lodging fees will only be reimbursed for the following nights:

Recommended hotels include:

Process

All reimbursement applications and receipts must be received by Forté no later than two weeks after the conference. All reimbursements will be processed after the conclusion of the conference and within three weeks of receipt.

The following information and documentation must be provided by the participant:

To be eligible for the travel stipend you must:

Once reimbursement applications are reviewed and approved, eligible attendees will be reimbursed electronically through a bill paying system. It will take 7 to 10 days for these payments to be processed. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Forté Undergraduate Programs Team at college@fortefoundation.org with any questions.