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The ASSU provides a number of grants to support costs of VSOs, or voluntary student organizations, registered with the Office of Student Engagement.

Student Org Grants

What You Should Know Before Applying:

  • There is NO RETROACTIVE FUNDING i.e. funds will not be provided for purchases that have already been made. Funds must hit VSO accounts before any purchases are made.
  • GrantEd is the application site for both Undergraduate and Graduate Grants. Visit the Undergraduate Grants tab on the left side of the screen for more information on how to apply for Undergraduate grants, and visit the Graduate Grants tab for more information on how to apply for Graduate grants.
  • *For quick grants, it’s recommended to apply two weeks before event to ensure that funds will be in your VSO’s account in time for the event. Funds are usually posted Wednesday following the Tuesday Senate Meeting.

Undergraduate Grants

The ASSU Undergraduate Senate, via the Appropriation Committee, oversees the funding of numerous student groups on Stanford’s campus. While the Undergraduate Senate primarily funds Undergraduate VSOs, Graduate VSOs may apply if they can demonstrate a clear benefit to the Undergraduate Community.

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Graduate Grants

GSC offers grant funding to graduate VSOs in order to: provide a broader educational and cultural experience; enhance interdepartmental social interaction; strengthen the campus-wide sense of community; and make the graduate school experience more valuable and enjoyable for all graduate students.

Annual Grants

Stanford students enrolled in degree-granting programs pay the Student Activities Fee each quarter – excluding those on a Flex Quarter and a Leave of Absence.

Other Sources of Funding

Annual Grants are the ASSU’s yearly allocation process to raise and allocate funds to VSOs with significant budgets that are predictable a full year in advance. They help fund student-led activities that contribute significantly to the Stanford community.