Trader Fund: Cultural Reimbursements

The J. Edwin Trader Fund was established in 1996 by Rebecca Trader in memory of J. Edwin Trader, an alumnus of the E. Claiborne Robins School of Business, Class of 1960. Mr. Trader and his wife Rebecca offered genuine and selfless friendship to the international students at the University of Richmond.

The Trader Fund enables UR international students on visas to attend events of cultural, literary, musical, artistic, or historic interest such as museums, historical sites, festivals, concerts, theater or other arts performances. Students will have the opportunity to attend one event per academic year.


International students may be reimbursed for admission to one (1) cultural event per academic year. Examples of eligible events include Broadway plays, opera, classical music or jazz concerts, cultural festivals, etc. Admission to rock music concerts, comedy clubs, athletic events and political rallies/events are ineligible for reimbursement. International Education staff has the right to decide if an event qualifies for the Trader Fund.

The maximum reimbursement per student is $40.00, even if the ticket cost exceeds this amount.

All Trader Fund reimbursements will be issued in U.S. dollars by check sent to your UR mailbox unless you are set up for direct deposit.


  1. Notify International Education about your intent to use the Trader Fund and approximate cost of the ticket.
  2. Purchase your ticket.
  3. Attend the event.
  4. Email your Trader Fund Request for Reimbursement Form and a good, clear photo of your ticket stub or receipt to Receipts and ticket stubs must be no more than 30 days after the date printed on the original receipt. See deadlines listed below.
  5. International Education will process your Trader Fund request and the check will be mailed to your UR mailbox or deposited into your bank account if you have direct deposit set up.


You must submit your original receipt and Trader Fund Request for Reimbursement Form to International Education by December 1 for fall semester requests and by May 1 for spring semester requests.

NOTE: Receipts dated older than 30 days will not be reimbursed.