Montana State University

Funding Instructions

Mass Funding

Mass Funding applications will be made available in February.

Rolling Funding

There is no more Rolling Funding available for the 13-14 academic year. We will re-open it up in the Fall of 2014.

Rolling Funding Application Process

Step 1:  Submit Application.  Fill out the Rolling Funding application by the set weekly deadline.  The funding proposal must be SUBMITTED a MINIMUM of two weeks before the funding is needed.

Step 2:  Application Review.  The Registered Student Organization Funding Board will meet to decide on funding allocations.  Clubs are permitted to send a representative to the Funding Board meeting.  Organizations will be notified within one week of the Funding Board meeting if their funding application was approved and the total amount awarded.

Step 3:  Attend Spending Orientation.  A representative from your organization (preferably Leader and/or Treasurer) must attend a meeting with the Office of Activities & Engagement after you have been notified of funding approval to learn the process for spending your allocated money.

Basic Rules

  • You may request UP TO $1,000
  • Must not have received Mass Funding this past spring.
  • Please read the RSO Funding Policy document at the bottom of this page.
  • CANNOT fund programs or events that have already occurred. 
  • RSO Funding Board will meet once a week, beginning the second week of fall classes.  If your application is turned in by the weekly deadline, your application will be reviewed at the next RSO Funding Board Meeting.  You will be notified within one week by email of the RSO Funding Board meeting if your request was approved or denied.  The Funding Board will not meet during university holidays or breaks.  Your application will be accepted over breaks, but will take longer to review.
  • Your funding need must take place before June 2014.
  • Only one Rolling Funding application will be accepted each academic year from a single registered Student Organization.  For example, you may not submit one application for $500 and a second application for a second $500 thus totaling the maximum allocation of $1,000.  Please anticipate your needs over the course of the academic year and submit a single application.
  • Your student organization MUST be currently registered as a student organization with the Office of Activities and Engagement BEFORE you submit your application.  This is an annual registration process.  If your group has not registered yet this academic year, find an application HERE.

Matching Fund

We no longer have Match Funding available.

Matching Fund Guidelines-MUST READ BEFORE APPLYING!

In addition to Mass & Rolling Funding, we are excited to announce a Matching Fund pool for registered student organizations!  This will be a pilot year for the program and have up to $12,000 to allocate in this pool.  The purpose of the Matching Fund is to support registered student organizations in their funding needs as well as encouraging external fundraising.  The maximum amount a club can request be matched is $500.  By applying for $500, a club is committing to fundraise an additional $500.  This is available to any registered student organization that has received funding in the past.  Even if you currently HAVE funding (either Rolling or Mass) this academic year, you are still eligible to apply!

Matching Fund Application Process

Step 1:  Submit Application.  Fill out the Matching Funding Pool application by the set weekly deadline.  The funding proposal must be SUBMITTED a MINIMUM of two weeks before the funding is needed.

Step 2:  Application Review.  The Registered Student Organization Funding Board will meet to decide on funding allocations.  Clubs are MUST send a representative to the Funding Board meeting.  Organizations will be notified within one week of the Funding Board meeting if their funding application was approved and the total amount awarded.

Step 3:  Attend Spending Orientation.  A representative from your organization (preferably Leader and/or Treasurer) must attend a meeting with the Office of Activities & Engagement after you have been notified of funding approval to learn the process for spending your allocated money and the details of how the Matching Fund will work.

REMINDER: Even if you HAVE funding this academic year, you are eligible to apply for the Matching Fund.