How to Apply

Applications must be submitted through the new SES One Form

The application will take 20-30 minutes to complete. We recommend answering the questions below in advance and then copy and paste your responses into the SES One Form application. Please note the Katz Enrichment Fund has merged with Student Activity Scholarship Fund

Essay Questions (250 words)

  • Provide a description of your intended use for the funds.
  • Please explain how this activity or project will enrich your college experience and positively impact your sense of belonging, community and involvement on campus.
  • Prepare an itemized budget detailing the expenses this funding request will cover.
  • If your application to the Katz Fund is not approved, what other sources do you have to fund this request?

What is the Application Review Committee Seeking?

  • A clear connection between the funding request and the impact on the student’s experience at Northwestern. Questions to consider: How will receiving funding for this request enrich the experience at Northwestern? How will this funding positively impact the student’s sense of belonging, community, and involvement on campus? How will this funding help you take advantage of the full Northwestern experience?
  • An accurate and clear description of the student’s financial circumstances that have led the student to apply for funding. Financial need is the primary factor when reviewing applications; financial need for all applicants will be verified with the Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid. The response to the financial need question in the general application will play a significant role in determining eligibility for funding for students who do not receive financial aid. If financial circumstances have changed since you initially completed the SES Common App, please note in the application.
  • A funding request that fits the purpose of the Katz Enrichment Fund. The Katz Enrichment Fund seeks to provide students with the opportunity to fully participate in the Northwestern experience. The committee will assess the nature and quality of the experience as a part of the application review process.
  • Opportunities that cannot be supported through other existing funds on or off campus. Several offices and schools on campus offer funding to support undergraduate enrichment needs. The review committee may refer an applicant to one of these resources if it is a more appropriate fit for the funding request. Conversely, if it is determined that an application request has been funded through an alternate source, the application will be declined.
  • Realistic timeline to ensure proper review and funding process. Applications that fall outside of our timeline for application review may be submitted, however, we cannot guarantee that the application is able to be processed with a shortened timeline.