Apply For a Grant
Pick up a check
MSA offers two types of grants to student groups
Event Grants serve to help student groups at the University of Minnesota put on events that enhance the student body experience. Events funded by Grants are open to all students and help foster a better experience for students. Event Grants can sponsor promotional materials for the event, venue costs, honoraria for a speaker, and portions of food expenses, among other things.
Please take a look at Event Grant Guidelines here
A Budget Template is provided here
Maximum Event Grant: $900 when one student group hosts or $1350 when two or more student groups co-host.
Deadline to Apply: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Event grant applications must be submitted no later than one month before the scheduled event date. E.g., if your event is scheduled for September 15th, your application must be submitted by August 15th.
Supply Grants serve to help ensure student groups are able to effectively operate, allowing groups to enhance the student body experience and create communities for opportunities for tighter bonds between students. Supply Grants can be used for many different types of expenses student groups may incur. However, we are NOT supplying grants for food or apparel.
Please take a look at Supply Grants Guidelines here
A Supply Budget Template is provided here
Maximum Operational Budget Grant: $600
Deadline to Apply: November 12, 2018
Pick up a check!
MSA Grant checks can be picked up at the Information Desk in Coffman Memorial Union beginning the Monday following each group's grant approval. Student groups have 2 weeks (14 days) to pick up their check. If the check is not picked up within those 2 weeks the group will forfeit their grant and the check will be voided.
This information is also included in the award email groups receive from Sam Rosborough, Grants Director, following approval. If you have any questions, please contact him at
The audit process is to ensure that student groups are sustainable and responsible with MSA money. Audits will be performed on a rolling basis as they are submitted throughout the year.
The deadline for Event Grant Audits is one month following the event.
The deadline for Supply Grant Audits January 30.
To get the second half of your grant, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your documentation of purchases for your event/supply grant. Use the exact subject line MSA GRANTS AUDIT DOCUMENTATION, so that it gets sorted into the correct folder.
November 12th - Last day for supply grant applications
January 30th - Last day for supply grant audits