Student Involvement

Funding for Registered Student Organizations

Find the latest funding opportunities available to help RSOs and other WSU groups turn their visions, ideas, and plans into action.

Funding opportunities list and details

  • ASWSU Crimson and Gray Fund

    The Associated Students of Washington State University (ASWSU) has year-round funding opportunities for students and RSOs. 

    Details are on their way!  Please contact ASWSU with any questions.

  • Collaborate with Local Businesses or other RSOs

    When planning an event or activity on campus, RSOs can seek out local businesses or other interested organizations to collaborate, partner with, or sponsor their event.

    Perhaps a similar RSO partners with your group and covers the venue cost in exchange for artistic or logistical input regarding the event. Maybe a local business sponsors your group’s event, donating some money in exchange for putting their logo on your event’s advertisements. There are many financial possibilities and opportunities available when collaborating or working with others in the community.

  • CougParents Fund

    Are you an RSO, looking to host an event or program this year which may need some additional financial support?  If so, please consider applying for the CougParents Fund HERE. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by 5pm.

    More about the CougParents Program

    The WSU CougParents Program supports new and innovative programs and services that directly contribute to the transformative student experience - enhancing the learning, leadership and life of WSU students outside of the classroom, at all WSU campus locations. The CougParents Program is made possible by generous support from contributing parents, guardians, family members, alumni and friends.  WSU CougParents Program funds are awarded annually based on need, number of students served, educational benefits derived, and funds available from our donors. Funds are allocated by members of the WSU CougParents Advisory Board. 


    To be eligible your group must be one of the following:

    Registered Student Organization (RSO) in good standing, WSU academic college, unit, program, or WSU student services unit, program, or office.


    Applications will be considered if all the following terms are met:

    • Complete the CougParents Fund application and budget template (included in application) no later than Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by 5pm.
    • Hold your event or program during the 2020-2021 academic calendar year, by no later than Friday, May 7, 2021.  The fund does not currently support summer only programs.

    If you have questions about the application or the application process, please email

  • Coug Starter

    Coug Starter applications are now open!

    Training/Info sessions: 

    • Friday, Feb. 12, 12:00 -12:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, Feb. 18, 3:30-4:00 p.m.

    RSVP Link for info sessions

    Does your WSU student organization or group have a project, plan, or vision in need of funding?

    We know WSU students are active, inspired, and creative. The CougStarter crowdfunding program provides a platform for your ideas and plans and an avenue for generous donors to offer financial support that can bring your vision to life.

    For the first time since its inaugural year in 2019, CougStarter will be available for students to take advantage of this spring semester. Student groups across the WSU system have generated more than $18,000 in programming support through the CougStarter program in the past two fall semesters. This semester’s campaign will run from March 17 to April 7. The priority application deadline is February 12, and applications will be accepted until February 26.

    If you have a project or vision that can enrich the WSU experience, give back to our communities, foster personal and professional development, or create new opportunities for the WSU family, visit to learn how your group can apply.

    Learn more about CougStarter


  • GPSA Affiliate Funding

    GPSA Affiliate Funding is available to graduate or professional RSOs to promote the interests of the constituents of GPSA. Funding periods are hosted during both fall and spring semesters. For more information, visit the GPSA website.

  • RSO Swag by Ignite

    Getting your hands on unique, custom merchandise just got so much easier!

    RSO Swag by Ignite gives RSOs an easy way to design and sell products to tell their story, rally crowd support, and raise brand awareness.

    Work with someone from the RSO Creative Services Team to customize your own merchandise — including apparel, totes, blankets and more — to sell products, accept donations or both! 

    To get the process started, fill out a work order via CougSync or visit the Student Organization Center in CUB 331.

  • SEB Arts Grant

    The Student Entertainment Board Arts Committee under Student Involvement offers an Arts Sponsorship Program for WSU Pullman RSOs. A total of $5,000 is awarded each year, in hopes of sustaining the creative community at WSU.

    Refer back to this website for details on how to apply.

    Application for the SEB Arts Grant

  • Student Advertising Fund

    This fund supports WSU RSOs each year through advertising grants. These funds are contributed by the Student Services & Activities Committee and the Daily Evergreen for a total of $20,000, of which $10,000 will be allocated each academic semester. Awarded funds are for event advertisement in the Daily Evergreen.

    The Student Advertising Fund application can be found on CougSync.