Undergraduate Eller Student Excellence Fund Application



In preparing your application, thoroughly plan your event and contact all vendors to be certain your plans are acceptable to them. Our office can advise you of steps to take and work with you, but will not make any arrangements for your event. Please note that we encourage faculty/advisors to attend but are unable to sponsor them. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis each semester and applicants will be notified within a week after review on the status for funds. Please submit your application for ESEF two weeks in advance to guarantee enough time for review. Applicants will be considered until funds have been allocated in their entirety. In order to keep costs at a minimum, we ask that applications requesting funds for airfare be submitted two months prior to the event date. 

ESEF can fund:

  • Registration fees
  • Hotels
  • Case competitions 
  • UA Motorpool vehicle  
  • Airfare
  • Ground Transportation (taxi/shuttles/buses)
  • Networking/building connections
  • Events benefiting the Eller College 
  • Diversity initiatives 
  • Airbnb 

 ESEF cannot fund:

  • Fundraisers
  • Scholarships
  • Personal meals
  • Uber/Lyft 
  • Gas for personal vehicle use 
  • Personal use items 
  • Prizes, awards, gifts, or gift cards

*These items should still be included in the budget to better understand the total costs for the request

Part of your request requires a submission of a well thought out, descriptive, and realistic budget. Please use the specific ESEF budget template link below to aid in determining the funding amount from ESEF. We are ONLY able to purchase on your behalf or to reimburse you.

Budget Template

Excellence fund is not able to "cut you a $400 check" the money must be specifically tied to an approved expense. Please reach out to us if you have any questions, we'd be happy to answer your questions and want your proposal to be successful! 

Complete the form below to submit your Eller Student Excellence Fund request: 

1 Start 2 Club Details 3 Event Details 4 Funding Details