Student Initiative Fund

The UVA Alumni Association’s Student Initiative Fund seeks to facilitate positive student engagement by providing funding to a wide variety of student organizations.  We are committed to supporting events and initiatives that reach a diverse audience and positively impact the University.  The Fund is sponsored entirely by the UVA Alumni Association, and is managed by our Student Engagement department and the President’s Office.

Since its inception, the Student Initiative Fund has supported an array of groups including the LatinX Student Alliance, Fashion for a Cause, Virginia Women’s Chorus, Class Councils and Trustees, Animal Justice Advocates of UVA, and many more.  We also have assisted with larger University events such as providing the keepsake nickels at Opening Convocation, and making Lighting of the Lawn possible.

If your organization is seeking funding for a program or event that will enhance the student experience and reach a breadth of audiences, we encourage you to apply!  We accept applications at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters. Please read our Funding Criteria and Details to learn more.



Lighting of the Lawn