The AILC will reimburse reasonable travel expenses up to $500 per qualified applicant who attends and participates in the workshops. We have reserved funding from our Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) grant to support up to 40 law students who are members of a federally recognized tribe or 1/4 descendant of a tribal member. We also have additional funding from TICA to support law students who do not qualify under our BIE grant (i.e. members of state recognized tribes, or other descendants). TICA funding is limited and available to law students until funding runs out.
• Funding will be paid out as a reimbursement to you for your travel expenses to attend this event. AILC is not able to provide funding in advance.
• Students are strongly encouraged to seek other funding sources and to utilize AILC funding to supplement any unmet needs.
What are your anticipated funding needs to be covered by AILC?
Below is a list of eligible costs that AILC can reimburse. Check ony the boxes that you anticipate you will apply for in your application for reimbursement. Be sure to read the description for each category which incldues the required documents you will need to provide to have your application for reimbursement approved.
AILC can reimburse baggage fees for one bag. Does not include upgrades or additional fees. Must provide receipts.
AILC can reimburse travel costs for mileage if the mileage at the federal rate is less than or equal to economy airfare scheduled at least 3 weeks out. For instance, if the cost of an economy flight from South Dakota to Albuquerque is $499 and the cost of mileage to drive is $1250 roundtrip, AILC will NOT reimburse you the cost of unreasonable mileage.
AILC can reimburse the cost of ground transportation, including rideshares or mileage to and from the home airport and the Albuquerque airport and to and from your Albuquerque hotel to the conference site. No upgrades, regular rates only.
If there is funding available, AILC can reimburse the cost of meals on your travel days at the federal per diem rate.
If there is funding available and on a case-by-case basis, AILC can reimburse travel costs beyond $500. The criteria will be based on distance and other factors determined by AILC staff.
AILC can reimburse the cost of ECONOMY airfare to and from Albuquerque for the dates of the conference.
AILC can reimburse the cost of double occupancy (i.e. sharing aroom w/ another person) hotel stay for the dates of the conference up to the federal per diem rate for Albuquerque ($121) or at the host hotel's conference rate. Receipts must show your name and a zero balance.
AILC can reimburse the cost of airport parking for the home airport. No upgrades, regular parking only.
AILC can reimburse the cost of conference registration at the student rate. Receipt must show your name and the amount paid.
Your answer to these questions will help AILC provide effective programming to all attendees.
For instance, does networking make you nervous , are you concerned about how your grades will be viewed by potential employers, or are you struggling with drafting a resume etc.
Is there anything else you would like AILC staff to know?
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Name all documents by last name, first initial, doc name. PDFs and docx only. Incomplete applications will not be considered, so be sure that you have submitted all the necessary documents. Do not upload receipts for travel reimbursement - a separate form will go out after the conference to submit your receipts and application for reimbursement.
AILC's ability to provide funding to help qualified American Indian and Alaska Native law students to attend the workshops and networking events is contingent on our ability to meet specific grant requirements. Thus, it is important that law student applicants fulfill their commitment to participate in the required programming offered by AILC at FedBar. If you come to the Federal Bar Conference and do not attend the workshops, you are NOT eligible for this reimbursement. Make sure to ask for the sign-in sheets at each of our events to show that you were there.
I hereby certify that the information supplied by me to the AILC is true and correct to the best of knowledge.
I consent to the release of information in my file or other information regarding my participation in the Judicial Clerkship and Professional Development Seminars to the BIA, other governmental agencies, law schools, or other appropriate groups, for purposes including, but not limited to: complying with AILC reporting requirements or other statistical purposes; determining my eligibility; obtaining financial assistance; completing my file; or studying program effectiveness.
I further acknowledge that I am requesting reimbursement from federal funds and any misrepresentation or false statements made in this form could constitute professional misconduct, an honor code violation, or violation of federal law. Moreover, AILC's ability to provide similar opportunities to law students in the future could be jeopardized.
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