Funding Opportunities

*The Office of Diversity Affairs does not have funding available for tuition and/or book stipends. Please review the details of each funding opportunity below for specifics.*

Office of Diversity Affairs Funding Request

To request funding through the ODA, interested student organizations or their members must fill out an electronic application form through The Hub. Applicants should be aware that we fund on a first come, first serve basis. While funding requests may vary, typical requests fall under a couple of categories; projects or initiatives, conference attendance, and study abroad support. At the conclusion of the project or activity, you must file an electronic report to the ODA detailing the project outcomes. Funding requests should be submitted at least 2-4 weeks prior to the date of the event. Contact Janine Todd with questions at The funding requests can be found at:

*Funding is no longer available for to assist with student traveling for conferences and/or study abroad for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Barahona Latino Resource Fund

The Barahona Latino Resource Fund is an allotment of monies donated by the Barahona Family who are Miami alumni. This fund provides programming opportunities for Hispanic and Latino identified students. The fund can also be used to defray costs for conference attendance as well as study abroad. Contact Corrine Witherspoon for more information at  

*Funding is no longer available for the Barahona Latino Resource Fund for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Miami Family Fund

Each year, families play a critical role in supporting and enhancing the Miami Experience through the Miami Family Fund. Made possible through the private support of Miami families, this powerful fund strengthens the University’s efforts to provide a safe, well-rounded, vibrant college experience by offering critical support in a variety of areas:

  • Scholarship assistance that allows students to continue their Miami journey;
  • Support for cultural events and experiences;
  • Funding that allows students to conduct and present research;
  • Assistance for community engagement and service activities;
  • Support for health and wellness programming and resources;
  • Funding that makes conference attendance and study abroad experiences accessible;
  • Programming support for career and leadership activities;
  • A last resort for students with profound needs and nowhere else to turn financially.

Student Affairs Special Events Fund

The Student Affairs Special Events Fund is intended for university-wide events. Requests should be submitted to the Division of Student Affairs at least 8-weeks prior to the event. 

Late Night Miami Fund

Is your student organization planning an event beginning at or after 9 pm on a Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evening? If so, your organization can receive up to $2,000 to cover expenses and be a part of the Late Night Miami Programming Initiative.

UniDiversity Scholarship Fund

UniDiversity Scholarship Fund recipients are nominated by the Center for American and World Cultures. The fund supports multicultural undergraduate and graduate students with preference given to students of Hispanic/Latino heritage. For more information regarding this fund, contact Cheryl Young, Assistant Provost at