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MSA Grant Funding

Multicultural Student Affairs is currently reviewing our grants and funding structure. If you have a funding need this quarter, please speak with an MSA staff member. Our updated funding procedure will be available in Winter Quarter. Thank you for your patience!

Departmental Funding

African American Student Affairs (AASA), Asian/Asian American Student Affairs (A/AASA), and Hispanic/Latino Student Affairs (H/LSA) also offer funding to recognized student groups. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis throughout the year. You are responsible for reading the overview and being aware of all terms.

Download: Overview (doc) | Application (doc)

AASA Contact:
Charles Kellom, AASA, 847-491-3610

A/AASA Contact:
Louie Lainez, A/AASA, 847-467-7583

H/LSA Contact:
Alejandro Magana, H/LSA, 847-467-7337

NUnite Grants

The NUnite grant is a diversity initiative offered by the Center for Student Involvement (CSI). The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for student groups on campus to go beyond their comfort zones and create an educational, entertaining, and/or artistic event in collaboration with another group on campus from start to finish.

Tracey Gibson-Jackson, CSI, 847-491-2350

Be the Change Grants

Sponsored by the Center for Student Involvement (CSI), Be the Change grants were designed to encourage students to re-imagine Northwestern through campus beautification projects, community building, and creativity. Funding is awarded based on how well a proposal demonstrates the ability to improve the Northwestern experience in exciting and innovative ways. Projects may include, but are not limited to, physical changes to campus, educating and engaging the community, celebrating a cause, planting of greenery or other vegetation, landscaping, enhancing lights, painting a mural, throwing a benefit event, etc.

Tracey Gibson-Jackson, CSI, 847-491-2350

Performing Arts Grant

The “Dorothy R. Brooks Morgan Performing Arts Memorial Grant” offered by the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) honors Dorothy’s legacy and love of Northwestern’s student theatre and performing arts groups. This grant provides additional monetary support to one student theatre or performing arts group.

Tracey Gibson-Jackson, CSI, 847-491-2350


The Northwestern Annual Fund (NAF) organizes a fundraiser which allows student groups to benefit from the generosity of Northwestern alumni. Student groups can write thank you letters to the donors as a fundraiser. The money collected through the NAF is allocated toward areas that improve students’ experiences at Northwestern.

Alexandra Delis, Alumni Relations & Development, 847-491-7222

NAA Funding

The Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) funds student groups that offer programming initiatives aligned with the NAA’s mission and goals. Priority is given to groups or programs that are specifically focused on alumni outreach.

Heather Nystedt, NAA, 847-491-7200

Kellogg Research Studies

Participate in research studies by faculty in the Kellogg School of Management.

A non-Northwestern fundraising resource that partners student groups with large companies to provide advertising for the company and funding for the student group.

A unique Northwestern fundraising resource where individuals and groups can fundraise for their favorite non-profit or group by performing individual or group challenges.