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SAMI - Program Categories

Overview
Program Categories
Funding Criteria
Program Eligibility
MLK/SAMI Funding
Other Funding Sources
Recently Funded
Applications/Endorsements
FAQs
Academic Multicultural Achievement for Individual Student Projects
Maximum award total for any individual student is $500 per year.
For independent faculty supervised research on a multicultural issue:
  • Applicant must have undergraduate student status both at the time of application and at the time of conducting research.
  • The maximum grant award is $500
For presentation of scholarly research on multicultural topics at a national or international conference:
  • Verification of presentation must submitted at the time of application
  • Applicants should submit the verification by email or send a copy to the attention of the SAMI Coordinator by mail
  • The maximum grant award is $500
Participation in a major national or international academic conference without presenting one's own research may be funded when this will make a significant contribution to multicultural understanding:
  • The maximum grant award is $200

Academic Multicultural Programming by Student Organizations
Maximum yearly award total of $1000
Programming that promotes academic success among groups traditionally underrepresented
  • e.g. study groups, peer tutoring, time management workshops
Student scholarly/academic publications on multicultural topics
  • e.g. newsletter, magazine
Guest lecturer or artist on multicultural subjects or academic success issues
  • e.g. expert on retention of underrepresented students
Projects that promote the cross-cultural understanding and awareness for the campus community
  • e.g. workshops, performances, forums, outreach

MLK/Academic Multicultural Programming by Student Organizations
Maximum Award of $1000 per year
In addition to meeting one of the variables below, students who wish to present events during the annual MLK Symposium will need to discuss (in their application) how their event complements the University's annual commemoration of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Outreach to pre-college campus
  • Guest lecturer or artist on multicultural subjects or academic success issues (e.g. expert on retention of underrepresented students)
  • Projects that promote the cross-cultural understanding and awareness for the campus community (e.g. workshops, performances, forums, outreach)

Conference Attendance by Student Organizations
Maximum Award of $1000 for a maximum of 5 members
National conferences that promote academic success or leadership and multiculturalism
  • If less than 5 members would like to attend and submit a proposal, they are eligible for $200 per person. (e.g. a maximum award of $800 can be approved for 4 members)

Please note: the maximum amounts indicate the highest possible award, not a guaranteed amount. The application process is a competitive process.

 

Opportunity to Receive Additional SAMI Funding

Student Organizations that collaborate to put on an intercultural program or event will be eligible for up to $500 in additional funding. Collaborative efforts between student organizations across cultural backgrounds.