Student Affairs

Blum Student Union

Blum Union Program Funding Opportunity 

A one-time funding of up to $300 is available for Academic Units, Student Affairs Units, and Student Organizations for the purpose of Blum Union programs that contribute to key areas of the Student Affairs Mission. No fundraising activities or programs allowed to use these funds.

Follow the easy 1-2-3 Step Guide to apply for the Blum Union Program Funds. First step is to fill out out and submit the funding proposal.  

Additional Sources of Funding 

Student Organizations may ask for program co-sponsorship, travel funds, and / or supplies through the Student Government Financial Oversight Committee.  You can find more information on their website: https://www.missouriwestern.edu/sga/rso-and-student-funding/

Student Organizations qualify for up to $200 in Aramark funding. This funding can be used once per year and is available until all funds are depleted.  To request funding, check the box on the University’s room reservation form, or contact Isaiah Collier at collier@missouriwestern.edu.

The Blake K. Scanlon Applied Learning Presentation Grant is for students presenting refereed papers (or refereed poster sessions) or exhibiting juried works (or making juried performances) in national and international professional venues. The funds can be used to cover travel, lodging, and meal expenses associated with the travel. Up to $1000 may be awarded.  https://foundation.missouriwestern.edu/blake-scanlon/

The Student Excellence Fund (SEF) provides an opportunity for students to participate in activities that complement classroom learning such as conferences and seminars, research, presentation of papers and participation in state and national competitions and tournaments. Allocations from the SEF are based upon availability of funds, with the maximum award per student per academic year limited to $700.  https://foundation.missouriwestern.edu/student-excellence-fund/

 

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Click on picture to access the Blum Student Union Master Plan

Many student unions are susceptible to being renovated over time and end up becoming confusing places. Over time they experience poorly matched spaces with functions and miss-matched finishes and quality of materials. We seek to address this is through a facility master plan that can guide smaller renovations to be completed within a broader design thereby allowing for financial flexibility while not losing sight of the main goals and objectives the building is trying to serve.