Grants are awarded once a year, typically in November. The grant application process is fairly simple and is initiated by submitting a grant application using our online Grant Application. Please read below for information on our grant guidelines and deadlines.
Grant requests must meet all of the following requirements before consideration will be given:
The applicant organization must be an official SMU Student Senate Chartered Organization.
The organization must be student-led.
Funds requested must be designated for use in 2021 (Spring, Summer, or Fall terms).
Funds must benefit SMU students.
Complete online application.
Submit a detailed budget.
Present before the Mothers' and Dads' Clubs Grant Committee.
The presentation will include a PowerPoint slide presented by one or more representatives of the student organization.
All recipient organizations must provide a report form detailing how the funds were used by the end of the school term in which the funds were used.
The organization must recognize the Mothers’ and Dads’ Club through one or more of the following: logo on club collateral or promotional items, banners, social media posts, emails, newsletters, etc.
Grant application deadline: November 25, 2020.
Grants typically range between $500 - $5,000. In some limited cases, we may make larger grants, but this is typically for those organizations that have established over time good use of their funding dollars. We also generally do not make multi-year grants, although we may fund the same organization on a year by year basis over a period of years. Funds are limited; therefore, not all requests can be honored.
The Grant Committee will review all applications and select 10 organizations to present before the Committee. If your organization is selected to present, we will contact you with more information. Presentations to the Grant Committee will begin in early February 2021.
If you feel your organization is eligible for a grant from the Mothers' and Dads' Clubs and would like to apply for a grant, please submit your application online by the deadline.