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CHBS Student Travel and Research Support (STARS)
CHBS Student Travel and Research Support (STARS)

The College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences has an ongoing commitment to helping students access experiential learning initiatives like collaborative research and co-curricular activities such as Model United Nations and competitive Mock Trial. Participation in these kinds of experiences can shape a student's intellectual and professional trajectory for a lifetime. 

As an example, many of our highly motivated students engage in research projects with their faculty collaborators producing results that are competitive with students at other universities. To get these students to regional or even national academic conferences where they can shine takes funding.  A trip to a regional conference can run well over a thousand dollars, well beyond the reach of many deserving students who may be financially constrained meeting traditional college expenses such as tuition, room, and board.

The STARS fund provides financial support for student travel to short-term experiential learning opportunities beyond the Radford campus. Through the generous support of our alumni and friends, STARS assists students with funding for expenses such as travel, registration, and lodging so they can explore the world and opportunities beyond southwestern Virginia. 

Please consider a gift to help CHBS students travel to network and present their work!

Dollars Raised Leaderboard
Follow along here to see which project will raise the most dollars!
Rank Project Raised
1 Esports Program $12,491.00
2 CHBS Student Travel and Research Support (STARS) $7,460.00
3 CEHD Student Emergency Fund $3,615.00
4 Radford Fund $2,845.00
5 Davis College of Business and Economics $2,790.00
ALL-IN Donor Challenge - $1,000
The project that brings in the largest number of donors during the Highlander10 Challenge will receive an ADDITIONAL $1,000 generously offered by the Radford University Foundation!
Rank Prize Project Donors
1 $1,000 Esports Program 205
2 CHBS Student Travel and Research Support (STARS) 55
3 Davis College of Business and Economics 36
4 CEHD Student Emergency Fund 34
5 Radford Collegiate Recovery Community 30
The 1910 Challenge - $500
Congratulations to CHBS STARS for being the first project to raise $1,910 and secure the ADDITIONAL $500!
Rank Prize Project Raised
1 $500 CHBS Student Travel and Research Support (STARS) $2,000.00
2 CEHD Student Emergency Fund $550.00
3 Radford Collegiate Recovery Community $500.00
4 Tartan Tails - Dog Therapy $460.00
5 Radford University Libraries $325.00
CHBS STARS - CHBS Advisory Board Challenge
Members of the CHBS Advisory Board - Denise White ‘83, Cynthia Price ‘87, Scott Light ‘91, Russell Pompa ‘84, and Ed Reams ‘91 - have stepped up to offer $2,500 if this project reaches 25 donors. Help us get there with your donation today!
25 / 25 Donors
CHBS STARS - Power Hours
If the CHBS STARS project jumps off to a great start with 10 donors between the hours of 8:00a - 10:00a EDT on launch day, our generous alum and CHBS Board member Jim McGuire '89 will give our project $1,000 boost! Help us reach 10 donors with your donation today!
10 / 10 Donors
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