The purpose of this fund is to provide annual, flexible financial awards to Wisconsin Union Directorate officers, directors, and six Hoofers club presidents, in recognition of their dedicated hours of work serving as student leaders of the Wisconsin Union. Students officers receive the equivalent of 80 percent of in-state tuition and directors and club presidents receive the equivalent of 60 percent of in-state tuition.
The impact of your donation could be doubled thanks to the Wisconsin Union Association, which has agreed to match the first $3,000 dollars! Our goal is to raise $6,000 so that we can help students. Your support helps the Union recruit and retain the best of the best students at UW–Madison. Student officers and directors receive a stipend to help with tuition, room and board, or books. Many still hold part-time jobs, and some of them could not participate without this support.
Farhat Bhuiyan, current Wisconsin Union vice president of internal relations, knows personally the impact of your gift. “If the Union didn’t provide this stipend, I don’t believe I would have applied for my current position. While the experience is invaluable, I couldn’t afford to spend so much time and energy at the Union when instead I could be working more hours at my other job or taking more classes to graduate faster. If we want to encourage students (especially from underrepresented backgrounds) to take on these roles, the stipend is critical.”