Finance Committee

The ASM Finance Committee is comprised of 9 UW-Madison students and is responsible for awarding grants to registered student organizations for travel, events, and operations. Funding for these grants comes from segregated university fees. Each year, the total funding available for each type of grant is jointly determined by the Student Council and the Student Services Finance Committee. Any registered student organization in good standing with Center for Leadership and Involvement is eligible to apply for a grant.

The Finance Committee makes all decisions in a viewpoint neutral manner, as required by the United States Supreme Court. More information on what viewpoint neutrality is can be found here.

The ASM Finance Committee maintains its own Policies and Procedures. Once the academic year begins, these will be followed consistently for all applicants, and any revisions will not take effect until the following year.The Finance Committee also complies with UW System Policy as well as, local, state, and federal laws. 


RSO Info PPT Slides


ASM Funded Grants

Operations Grant

Does your RSO need help with day to day operations of running a student organization?  Apply for an ASM Operations Grant

Event Grant

Does your RSO want to put on an event that is FREE and open to ALL UW-Madison students?  Apply for an ASM Events Grant

Travel Grant

Does your RSO want to attend a conference that could benefit the students at UW-Madison?  Apply for an ASM Travel Grant

Open Fund Grant

Does your RSO just need a small amount of money for printing or supplies?  Apply for an ASM Open Fund Grant



Important Links and References:

Policies and Procedures

ASM Logo and Disclaimer

ASM Grant FAQs

Center for Leadership and Involvement


For other available grants, please see CFLI's list of on-campus grants:  On-Campus Grants and Funding


Who is the Finance Committee?

  • Ariela Rivkin, Finance Committee Chair
  • Zhang Cai, Representative
  • Samantha Gottstein, Representative
  • Eric Lavendar, Representative
  • Alyssa Leystra, Representative
  • Jason Postweiler, Representative
  • Katherine Sudeika, Representative
  • Qi Xi, Representative
  • Hannah Turner, Representative


The Finance Committee will have Travel and Event grant hearings each week in Fall 2015, schedule TBD.  Operations Grants will be heard in the spring and have a separate schedule, TBD.



Contact us: 

ASM Finance Committee Chair: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Financial Specialists: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call (608) 265-2272

 Campus Funding Advisor: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



 • Operations Grant  • Event Grant  •  Travel Grant  •  Open Fund Grant  •