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Funding Opportunities


Student Government Funding
The largest source of money available to Student Organizations is through Student Government.  Fiscal year starts July 1st and it is recommended to apply early.  The first step is to go through the training portal that can be found on the Resource Page.  Once through the portal, you will propose your budget to the Student Senate and they will make decisions based on its completeness and accordance to their guidelines.  

Eagle Connections - Collaborations Grant

The Eagle Connections - Collaboration Grant (ECCG) is for new, innovative, collaborative projects that aim to positively impact students, campus and/or wider community. It is not intended to sustain long-standing, already existing activities.  Funding must be requested by registered student organizations in good standing with the University as determined EMU Campus Life.  Collaboration must be between two or more organizations that are not traditionally grouped together, do not have history of past collaborations,  and/or do not have similar aspirations embedded in their mission statements, activism, or programming (i.e. Alpha Phi Omega and College Democrats; QUEST, Kurdish Student Association and Diversion Dance Troupe; American Marketing Association, Alpha Gamma Delta, and Unprepared and confident).  All organizations within proposal must be directly and actively involved in all phases of the program from inception to post-assessment.  Assessment criteria with specific goals, objectives and measures for program success must be submitted as part of the application process. Assessment results demonstrating the impact of the program must be submitted within 30 days following the program.  You must also fill out a collaboration reflection together as a team after the event on EagleSync and all organization presidents must sign off on it. More Information on when and how to apply can be found here.


Leadership Development Scholarship
Student organizations may receive up to $500.00 by Campus Life once per academic year for Leadership Development. Full funding is never guaranteed. Preference will be given to programs that occur on or within close proximity to campus. Campus Life will NOT provide funding for travel or hotel related expenses. Preference will be given to leadership retreats. However, conferences will be funded if Campus Life determines that the event will contribute meaningfully to leadership development for the organization. Only planned programs that contribute meaningfully to the development of leadership skills of the participants will be funded. Please remember that funds will run out as the year progresses, so it is in your best interest to apply as early as possible. NO REIMBURSEMENTS will be accepted or supported. More info on how to apply can be found on the Resource Page.

SOLAR
SOLAR Student Organizations Learning and Resources (SOLAR) workshops are a fun and interactive learning opportunity for student organization members and leaders.  In order to incentivize attendance, Campus Life offers a financial contribution for each SOLAR session that organizations attend. Each organization that sends at least one representative will be awarded an equal share of the funds allotted for each session, with the exception of the required kickoff. One individual may represent up to two separate organizations at any given session. Once all sessions for the year have concluded, the total sum of your SOLAR earnings will be deposited into your X-Fund.
More information about SOLAR can be found here.

Move-in Magic
Move-in Magic is a terrific opportunity to raise some money, as organizations are paid for their services to help incoming students move into their residence halls. More information about Move-in Magic can be found here.

Bake Sale Tables
Student orgs are allowed to sell pre-packaged, bought baked goods on campus in designated areas.
More information about Bake Sale can be found on the Resource Page.

External Fundraising Opportunities 
Student organizations can also host fundraisers outside of the university by forming partnerships with local businesses. More information can be found on the Resource Page.

 

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