Mosaic Mini-Grant

Looking to fund a meaningful experience? The Mosaic Mini-Grant is for you!


The Mosaic Mini-Grant supports learning wherever it takes place by providing funding to student projects, experiences, and events that promote self-exploration, experimentation, and meaning-making outside of the classroom. Mini-Grant recipients are required to complete a reflection project, due two weeks after the completion of the experience. Reflections can include an essay, vlog, podcast, social media post, artwork, or any original idea that demonstrates thoughtful reflection. 

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  • In order to be considered for the Mosaic Mini-Grant, you must submit this application at least 3 weeks (21 days) prior to when you will need the funds. Applications are reviewed weekly on Fridays by a committee comprised of the Mosaic director and two student Mosaic Brand Ambassadors. You may be contacted by the Mosaic staff to answer any questions about your application. Upon receiving your Mini-Grant award letter, you will need to set up a consultation with the Mosaic staff within 48 hours.

  • The Mosaic Mini-Grant is available to current SU students, faculty, and staff who need funding for a project, experience, and/or event that supports student learning outside of the classroom and aligns with one or more Mosaic area(s) of development.

  • $250 maximum per project, experience, or event. Please note for student organizations and university departments: The Mosaic Mini-Grant can be used to cover up to 49% of expenses for a single project, experience, or event. Exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis if the student organization or department shows that they plan to utilize allocated university funds. Please provide explanation in the “additional information” section below

  • Lots of things! Guest speaker fees, advertising costs, event supplies, food, theater tickets, museum tickets, and more. Applications should demonstrate how your project, experience or event will enhance your Southwestern experience. Funds cannot be used for charitable donations, fundraisers, or airfare. 


If you have any additional questions, please email or visit our office in the Student Engagement Center which is located on the 3rd floor of the McCombs Building.

Mosaic Mini-Grant Stories

  • SU Garden Club’s annual plant giveaway

    See how Garden Club is making the Southwestern community more sustainable one step at a time. 

  • Muslim And Allies

    Mosaic works with Muslim And Allies and hopes to work together again in the future.

  • Kindness Week Comes to SU

    “Helping residents make meaning of their academic experience, develop 21st-century skills, shape identity, construct a well-managed life, and contribute as a global citizen” -Mary Beltran ’23

  • SU Students Attend EarthX 2019

    Students put classroom knowledge to real-world use at annual environmental conference.

  • Southwestern gets it’s own exchange store!

    Aiming to make SU more sustainable, the “Treasure Chest” is a great addition to campus.

  • Mini-Grant Recipients

    Attending the AASHE conference enabled students to “make meaning of their academic experience”.

  • Muslims and Allies bring guest speaker

    This organization gives meaning to the Southwestern experience by educating fellow peers.

  • “Born into this”

    Molly McConnell ’20 becomes a doula after attending the Born Into This conference in Austin, Texas.