Funding opportunities for student projects​

Students are invited to submit proposals for grant money from the Women’s Society of Washington University (WSWU) to support projects or activities that benefit the university community.

Each fall semester, WSWU awards grants that range from $300 to $2,000. The goal is to advance students’ educational and cultural experiences as well as to encourage service projects.

The deadline for submission of project proposals is Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The WSWU Funding Committee, which awards the grants, is particularly interested in proposals that enhance and enrich the artistic, cultural and educational experience of the campus; reflect and respect the diversity of the WUSTL community; encourage and support community service and leadership opportunities among students; and offer the potential for significant numbers of people to participate.

Among the 16 student-run projects that received WSWU grants totalling $20,000 in 2011-12 are the African Film Festival, to increase awareness of contemporary issues in Africa; Give Thanks Give Back, the annual holiday gift drive for 100 neediest cases; and Making Music Matters at City Schools, an after-school music enrichment program at two St. Louis City schools.

Since 1988, WSWU has provided $366,493 in funding grants to WUSTL student projects.

The project funding request form and criteria are available here.

The Women’s Society is a group of more than 600 volunteers and professional women from the St. Louis area. The society was founded in 1965 to engage women in the life of the university through education, scholarships, student projects and leadership.