Enrichment Activities

IMPORTANT: To use your funding for any enrichment experience, please complete this online Enrichment Award Application. It is important that your application be submitted 3 to 4 weeks prior to engaging in your Enrichment activity. It can take up to 4 weeks to process an application, especially if it must be returned for amendments or revisions due to insufficient documentation.

We recommend you assemble all application materials (listed below) before you start the online form.

Application Materials

Contact information for the enrichment program. (Name and contact info of your supervisor, program coordinator, etc.)
Validation from the proposed enrichment program (e.g. a letter of acceptance to the study abroad, volunteer or service program, letter of offer for an internship, letter from a research mentor, conference registration confirmation, etc.)
Documentation of the costs associated with the activity (e.g., fee estimates for your study abroad program, paid registration receipt for a conference, airfare receipts or screenshots of estimates, price lists for supplies, etc.)
Complete the budget sheet, with details that reflect the costs documented above.

Approved Applications

Once your proposed enrichment experience is approved, you will receive an award letter with details about your award. The Office of Student Financial Aid Services will apply the award amount to your account. The award funding can vary depending upon the type and circumstances of your enrichment activity.

If Your Approved Award Involves Travel Associated with an EGL Education Abroad Program

If your approved award involves travel to participate in an education abroad program through the Office of Experiential Global Learning (EGL), please follow their instructions for making travel arrangements.

If Your Approved Award Involves ANY OTHER FORM OF Travel

Any travel not associated with an education abroad program administered through the Office of Experiential Global Learning must be documented by Enrichment Programs in UConn’s Concur travel system. Once you receive your award letter, there are two steps you should complete at least two weeks prior to your departure.  Failure to complete both of these steps at least two weeks prior to departure could result in your funds being withheld.

  1. You must set up your profile in Concur and designate Susan Ruggiero as a delegate, which permits her to prepare and submit your travel request in Concur. Step-by-step instructions for how to do this are available here.
  2. Once you have completed step 1, you must complete this online form. It will ask you to describe your planned enrichment activities (i.e., conference presentation) and associated travel in 500 characters or less, as well as to provide confirmation of your travel dates, location(s), and mode(s) of transportation. You will click YES to the question about financial support from UConn sources. You must also provide emergency contact information. The information provided in this form will be used in the Concur travel request.

Please direct any questions about Concur to Susan Ruggiero at