Funding for RSOs through GPSA

The GPSA will allocate funds on a semester basis to Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) of Washington State University that will participate in the mission and goals of the GPSA by serving the interests of Members of GPSA.

If you have any questions about the process, funding, rubrics, then please contact the GPSA Vice President at

If your RSO is awarded GPSA funding, then please contact the Center for Student Organizations and Leadership (previously Student Involvement) at to spend your award.

See GPSA Purchasing Instructions for information on what the award can be spent on and the forms needed to submit purchasing requests. 

Eligibility and Purpose

The following criteria will be used to review applications:

  • Must be a registered WSU RSO
  • Have an active page on Coug Presence
  • Comprised of mostly graduate/professional students
  • Have a budget account set up with WSU (Cougar Card Center)
  • Provide a budget spreadsheet detailing how the money will be used for projects/events (e.g., excel budget sheet), budget narrative, and have a complete thorough application.

Funding Limits

Semester funding: allocations have a $300 minimum and a maximum of $2,000 for both semesters. RSOs may receive semester funding allocations in any combination of two semesters if the total budget is not more than $2,000. RSO funds must be spent by December 10th. Unspent funds will be reverted to the GPSA.

The GPSA Budget Committee will evaluate all applications. This will take approximately two weeks to review applications. RSOs will be notified about the decision through WSU email.

Please click here to see the GPSA Bylaws (Article VI, Sections 3 and 4) for more specific information.

Application Fall 2024

The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA) offers an Affiliate Fund for Registered Student Organizations (RSOs). GPSA will allocate funds on an annual and semester basis to RSOs that participate in the mission and goals of GPSA by serving its members. 

To be eligible for RSO funding, the majority (>50%) of its members must also be members of GPSA.

If you have any questions about the process, funding, or rubrics, please get in touch with the GPSA Vice President at

Application period: March 8th at 11:55 am till March 29th at 11:55 pm.

Submit your application here.


RSO Affiliate Funding Report for Spring 2024 and annual fund 2023-2024

Organizations that receive RSO funding must submit a written report and documentation for all funds spent to the Budget Committee at the conclusion of the period for which the funds are allocated (academic year or semester).

Remember, an organization that fails to submit a report for RSO funding received at the end of their funding period will be ineligible for all RSO funding (both annual and semester funding) for the next semester.  

Submit Your Report

Deadline: January 14, 2024