Student Organizations & Groups

COVID-19 Update: Funding provided to student organizations before the COVID-19 outbreak for events or travel that did not happen as a result of this outbreak will be able to keep all funding received to help support cancellation fees and student org needs during this time. 

Please note, at this time we have awarded all available funding to student organizations for the 2019-2020 academic year. The fund will reopen in August 2020 for the 2020-2021 year. Thank you! 

If you are a student organization looking for funding from the College of Engineering, start here! All funding requests flow through this office and are used to support student org activities, events, travel, and services. Requests for funding are reviewed on a monthly basis,  must meet the following requirements, will be awarded based on the criteria below, and must follow the process as described.


  • Those applying must be engineering affiliated, recognized student organizations, in good standing with the University.
  • The application must be completed in its entirety and submitted by the appropriate deadline listed below.
  • The submission must include a detailed budget document (XLS or PDF format) and an agenda. Use this template and these instructions as a guide.


  • Number of participants involved
  • Degree of direct and indirect benefit to CoE students
  • Scope, scale, and timeline of even design and execution
  • Effort made to collaborate with other student organizations
  • Effort made to obtain funding from other sources
  • Financial contribution of the student organization to the event/activity
  • Financial status and/or demonstrated need for funds
  • Application completeness and presentation

*Please note that the following will not be considered for funding:

  • Applications with non-itemized budgets
  • Social events
  • Food for general meetings
  • As a public institution, the University of Michigan prohibits the use of fund for purchase of alcohol, tobacco, and fire arms as well as for political campaigning/lobbying.


  1. Have an AUTHORIZED SIGNER complete the online application before the deadline.
  2. If the application is complete, it will be reviewed by the OSA department after the deadline has passed. If the application is complete a member of OSA will contact the listed student for more information or decline the request.
  3. When the application is reviewed by OSA, decisions can result in the following:
    1. Funding the entire amount requested
    2. Funding a reduced amount requested
    3. Funding with specific restrictions
    4. Funding a reduced about the request with restrictions
    5. Denying the entire request
  4. Decisions will be communicated via email to the applicant.
  5. If the request is approved, funds will be transferred to the org’s SOAS account. Please not that this may take up to 21 business days.
  6. Organizations receiving an allocation will receive an email from OSA following the event to complete an evaluation of the activity. This must be completed within 21 days of receiving the email. Failure to do so will impact future funding decisions and may alter the student organization’s status with the college.


*Please not that funds will not be awarded retroactively, make sure the submit your request prior to the deadline before your event date.

August 13th, 2019


September 10th, 2019


October 8th, 2019


November 12th, 2019


December 10th, 2019


January 14th, 2020


Click here to apply for international trip funding. – This is open until January 20th 11:59pm.