What do Student Council Grants Fund?
The Student Council provides funding to current CVM students and student organizations to support events and activities that benefit the student body and foster greater learning. Funding Criteria Applications must either provide direct educational, cultural, or professional benefit to the entire student body. Student Council strives to fund those activities that provide unique experiences and sustain further opportunities for learning beyond that discrete event. Examples of previously funded activities include attendance to veterinary specific conferences or coordination of lunch meetings with unique veterinary related presentations.
Who is Eligible?
All students enrolled in the College of Veterinary Medicine are eligible for funding through the Student Council Grants. There are two separate grant applications: one application for individual activities such as conference attendance and externships, and one application for funding of activities hosted or participated in as a group organization. It should be noted because more than one individual is asking for funding through the group organization application, that these applications tend to receive a higher lump sum award amount than individual applications.
How are Applications Ranked?
Funding is awarded preferentially to those individuals and groups demonstrating financial need for unique educational or personal development opportunities not offered through the traditional CVM curriculum. Preference will also be given to those applications that will benefit the entire student body and that sustain further learning beyond that one specific event. For group applications, preference is also be given to those groups who demonstrate collaboration with other student groups in planning or funding their activities. Priority will be given to students who have not already received Student Council funding that year and do not have additional funding from an outside source.
When are Grants Offered?
Student Council Grant applications will open for a two-week period at the beginning of fall semester, and again during spring semester of the 2015-2016 school year. Please watch the Moodle page for the spring grant application, which will open March 7 and close March 25th.
NOTE: Student Council is providing these grants as a way to help deplete excess funds accumulated within the last few years. It is very likely that after this 2015-2016 school year, these excess funds will have been allocated accordingly and Student Council Grants will no longer be offered.