Grant Definition & Purpose:
This grant is a one-time scholarship that supports students, who are associated or not only with a certain organization or department on campus, to conduct and implement their projects. The purpose of the Student Senate Grant is to enrich student life and increase student engagement through events and programming, or initiatives that support our academic and cultural life at Luther. This grant is also meant to assist students interested in acquiring practical experiences, which may include workshops, as a foundation for making positive change at Luther. The Student Senate grant may also be used in funding equipment needed to implement events and programming, projects or initiatives.
Student Senate Finance Committee:
The Student Senate Finance Committee will ensure all allocations meet the established guidelines, and will ensure that any allocation abides to the purpose of this fund.
The Committee is comprised of: Claire Hess (Treasurer), Linh Nguyen-Le (Finance Chair), John Lof (Finance Vice Chair Ylvisaker), Erik Nelson (SAC President Representative), and Jack Benson (Senate President).
Each academic year, the Finance Committee reviews grant applications for student-organized events, panels, or projects that benefit Luther College student body as a whole.
The Finance Committee reserves the right to decide which events, panels or projects to fund and in what amount.
During the academic year, the Finance Committee accepts applications on a rolling basis but no less than four weeks before the event is scheduled. Application starts on October 1, 2017 and ends on April 29th, 2018.
The Finance Committee will review and approve applications within 2 weeks of the application’s submission. Once the applicant receives an email decision from the Finance Committee, the applicant must accept or decline the funding via email within two days.
Student recipients of the grant must submit a Final Report form within two weeks of a student group events. This is mandatory and must include the final budget and all receipts/invoices. Money that is not used must come back to Student Senate.
*Failure to comply with these guidelines will result in loss of funding and disqualification to apply for Student Senate Grant for one academic year. Applicants may not submit funding applications during the suspension period.