Membership Funds come out of a general fund allocated each year in the Division's budget. This fund is limited in size and all reimbursement requests are processed on a first come first served basis. Each school may request no more than $100.00 a year from the fund. The request must describe the project for which funding is sought and be approved prior to the project.
Funds may only be used for expenses directly related to membership activities including but not limited to speakers, refreshments (no alcohol) or prizes for membership drives. Funds may not be used for any administrative costs or electronic equipment.
All expenses must be pre-approved in writing by the Secretary-Treasurer. Membership funds are available on a reimbursement basis only and are subject to the Division's reimbursement policies.
To be eligible for these funds, the application form must be received by the Secretary Treasurer and Vice Chair - Membership three weeks prior to the date of the event for which the funds are needed. Schools that receive approval for membership funds will be required to submit the following with their request for reimbursement within 30 days of the project completion in order to receive reimbursement.
- Communication approving the award
- Copies of any fliers, brochures or other advertisements of the membership drive/activity
- Enrollment forms collected during your event and/or a list of new enrollees to the ABA Law Student Division
- Original receipts