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Student organizations who need funding should consider the following funding sources:

Student Bar Association

Student organizations can apply for semester funding from the Student Bar Association during our Fall and Spring Budget Meetings. Organization treasurers must attend the Treasurers Meeting before each Budget Meeting or organizations will not be eligible for funding.

Student organizations who have unexpected costs arise during the semester can request emergency funds from the SBA by filling out the Emergency Budget Request Form form available on the Budget Forms page. You must send the completed form and a copy of your SAFO general ledger to SBA Treasurer Asha McCorvey at least 48 hours in advance of a meeting of the SBA Board of Governors for your request to be considered.

The SBA also has seed money available. Seed money is a no-interest loan from the SBA that can be allocated to help group fundraising efforts. Seed money received from the SBA must be repaid by the end of the academic school year. The application process for seed money is the same as the process for emergency funding requests.

The SBA will also fund groups who clean the refrigerators and microwaves in the Snack Shack. Groups can sign up on the sheet posted on the SBA Bulletin Board outside of the student organization suite. Sign ups are first come first serve, but please do not sign up more than once per semester. Groups will receive $30 for each cleaning.

Student Activity Fee Committee

The Student Activity Fee Committee was to allocate funds received from the Student Activity Fee. The Committee has approximately $20,000 for the year, or $10,000 each semester, to allocate to students and student groups. To apply for funding please fill out the Student Activity Fee Request form available on My Carolina Law.

UNC Student Congress

Student organizations can apply for funding from Student Congress, the Legislative Branch of Student Government on the main campus. For information about how to apply for funding from Congress please visit

GPSF Senate

Student organizations can apply for funding from the Graduate and Professional Student Federation, the umbrella graduate and professional student student government organization on campus. For information on how to apply, please visit Additionally, the 2021-2022 GPSF Senators for UNC Law are Zachary Boyce and Trey Ellis.

GPSF Travel Awards

The Graduate and Professional Student Federation sponsors travel awards to cover conference and research travel expenses for individual graduate and professional students as well as groups of graduate and professional students in the following categories:

  • Masters or professional students attending a conference
  • Doctoral, masters, or professional students attending a conference to present a paper/poster or to serve as a discussant, session chair or invited panelist
  • Doctoral, masters, or professional students traveling to another institution for research purposes
  • Groups of doctoral, masters or professional students attending an academic competition

For more information and for the application, please visit

GPSF Social Appropriation

The Graduate and Professional Student Federation has established a separate social budget to provide funding for students interested in planning social related activities for graduate students. The goal of the Federation in establishing such a funding opportunity is to encourage interaction between graduate students across different departments or universities. For more information about how to apply, please visit

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