A portion of the Student Event Ticket (SET) fee is devoted to
"developing and show casing conspicuous student talent."
The financial support enables UNK to explore additional opportunities in
programs that develop student leadership skills or that provide venues for
students to display intellectual talent and other exceptional accomplishment.
Students are encouraged to apply for these funds.
Support for faculty or staff cannot be provided with these funds. Highly
meritorious proposals directly impacting student talent development will be
approved each year. The Chancellor of the university has final approval
authority for use of the funds.
Applications should be directed to the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and
Student Affairs office located in Room 1003, Founders Hall. Completed
applications must include the standard form Student Talent Application
; however additional
documentation that can assist the selection committee in its deliberation is encouraged.
If an advisor or faculty member is applying on behalf of a group of students
one application form may be filled out with an accompanying
list of the student names. If payment will go directly to the student rather
than to a department to reimburse for expenses of a trip, permanent
addresses (as listed on MyBLUE), local address for mailing purposes, and
student ID numbers are also required. Applications require the approval of
the department chair and dean of the college. Copies
should be kept at the department level for assistance to students in the
A selection committee comprised of the vice chancellors and the
Dean for Student Affairs will review applications. There is no
deadline to apply for the funds; review will continue monthly throughout the
year. Once a decision has been made to fund a request or not, notification will
be sent to the student, advisor and department secretary, along with
instructions for reimbursement. It should be noted that in order to ensure that
a wide variety of students have access to these funds, if a student applies for more than one trip or event during the academic
year, allocations for the second or third events will be significantly less
proportionately than the first allocation.
The Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
will notify applicants of awards by letter to local address listed on
Direct questions regarding the application process to Tami
Plugge at 8885 or email@example.com.
PLEASE NOTE the 30-day time period required for processing
applications on the application form.
Classification of Recipient--Regardless
of whether a student is employed by the University of Nebraska at Kearney or
not, any person awarded a grant from the Student Talent Fund will be considered
a student rather than an employee for purposes of reimbursement.
Following notification of award, student should work with the
organization advisor or secretary of the department from which the request
originated for assistance with registrations, pre-payments, travel arrangements
- It may
not be necessary for students to provide receipts for expenses incurred.
Student may be paid directly in the amount of the award, minus any payment made
by the university on student's behalf. Authorization for payment will be the
award letter provided by the Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and
Please note that payment made directly to a student is subject to income tax
under IRS regulations. If a student wishes to avoid income tax provisions, he
needs to provide receipts for expenses. Because of the IRS regulation, a permanent
address is required. If the student does not wish the reimbursement to go to
his permanent address (as listed on MyBLUE), request that the check be returned
to the University to your local department or to the student’s local address.
In either case, the permanent address is required.
Individual students should take their award letter to their Advisor or
department secretary, who will verify that the student attended or will attend
the conference and authorize the payment by indicating such on the original
award letter with a signature. The department secretary will then forward the
letter to the Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance office for assignment
of a Cost Center number and entry into SAP system.
university may make prepayments for items such as airline travel and
registration, as long as full payment can be made through the awarded funds.
Split payments to airline vendors are not allowed. If payment is to be made by
the University, an original vendor invoice must be attached to the original
award letter documenting the amount to be paid on the student's behalf. Invoice
with accompanying award letter should then be sent to the VCBF office for
account coding and entry into SAP. If a department incurred expenses for the
student and is to be reimbursed by the student through his award, a simple
transfer of the expense may be made by completing the GL Account Posting Form
and sending to the VCBF office, along with a copy of the award letter. In this case,
if the student is not receiving a check from UNK, addresses are not required.
- If a
department has made a request for a group of students, the advisor, faculty
member or department secretary must verify that the list of students submitted
on the application is still accurate and that everyone on the list should
receive reimbursement. Changes may be submitted as necessary. If the university
is paying for expenses through various accounts, and payment does not go
directly to the student, addresses are not needed. If, however, payment in full
or in part, will go directly to the student, then permanent and local addresses
as well as the NUID numbers are required. Please indicate if check should be
mailed to permanent address, local address of student, or returned to
department for distribution.
Direct questions regarding the reimbursement process to Fauneil Meier at 8205
Please print the form and return to:
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Founders Hall, Room 1003
Kearney, NE 68849
View and print the Student Talent Application (PDF)