Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) is a student-led organization that educates current students on what it means to be alumni of Saint Louis University, build philanthropy awareness on campus and engage with alumni through networking, professional development and social events.

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The purpose of STAT is to connect current students and alumni through the three pillars of the organization: 

  • Educate: STAT creates unique programming for current students that will help them prepare for their upcoming roles as alumni, including networking opportunities with alumni and the Life After SLU series.
  • Engage: STAT fosters the Billiken experience through events such as Homecoming and Family Weekend and Senior Night at the Ballpark. In addition, STAT connects current students with alumni by offering volunteer activities at various local alumni events. STAT frequently partners and volunteers with BOLD (Billikens of the Last Decade).
  • Give: STAT created the Students Helping Students Scholarship, an emergency need-based scholarship that is funded for students by students. STAT sponsors several fundraisers throughout the year to support the scholarship and increase philanthropy awareness across campus.

To learn more about STAT and how you can be a part of this organization, please email the Membership Chair.


Giving Opportunities

Part of STAT's mission is to build philanthropy awareness on campus, and therefore we host multiple opportunities throughout the year for students to give back to Saint Louis University and fellow Billikens in need. Read below for our ongoing campaigns. 

Espresso Your Love
Espresso Your Love for SLU this fall by giving $5 – about the cost of a cup of coffee – and support the Students Helping Students Scholarship. All proceeds raised by students will be matched by Saint Louis University.
Pitchin' In Your Part

Starting in spring 2018, we'll once again be asking students to help with Pitchin' In Your Part for the Students Helping Students Scholarship. Give $5 or more and your gift will be doubled, thanks to SLU's Go Further Scholarship Matching program.

 

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Students Helping Students Scholarship

Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) is excited to offer a new scholarship opportunity called Students Helping Students. Every semester, this scholarship will be awarded to a fellow Billiken in need. The awards are intended to cover a short-term need that’s not covered by other assistance. Some examples of need may include food, rent, gas or other necessities that may hamper a student from succeeding academically or from meeting his or her basic needs. The awards are made possible through generous gifts from students, alumni and others to the Students Helping Students fund.

Scholarship Guidelines

Eligibility

You must have a current FAFSA* (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application on file. You must not have received an award from the Students Helping Students Scholarship in the same academic year. Awards are not made during summer sessions. You must have taken all offered financial aid, including any loans available through Financial Aid. *International Students who do not have a FAFSA on file are encouraged to apply; however, please be sure you have exhausted all financial aid available. 

How to Apply

Download the application. Fill out completely, save and email the completed application to studentshelpingstudents@slu.edu. Alternatively, you may print out your completed application and deliver it to Kari Hinkle in room 350 of DuBourg Hall.

Deadlines

Fall Semester: Sept. 13

Spring Semester: Feb. 1

Awards from the fund are disbursed through an application and review process led by a committee of students and advised by staff members who are experienced with financial aid and philanthropic management.

Applications are reviewed in the context of the immediate need stated by the applicant in relation to his or her records on financial need and other financial aid awards held by the financial aid office. The award committee may also review Saint Louis University academic records. Applicants are expected to explain their circumstances in the application form and may be asked follow-up questions by the committee.

Application and award information is kept entirely confidential. These awards are not loans and do not need to be paid back — they exist through the generosity and caring of SLU student donors.

Questions? Email studentshelpingstudents@slu.edu.


Executive Board

  • President: Daniel Sprehe (A&S '18)
  • VP - Alumni and Student Engagement: Katie Anderson (Doisy '18)
  • VP - Marketing: Megan Kress (A&S '19)
  • VP - Membership: Kerry Anderson (Doisy '20), Tiffany Light (A&S '18)
  • VP - Philanthropy: Prathosh Velpuri (CPHSJ '19), Kristen Ward (CPHSJ '20)
  • Advisers: Maggie Dermody, Kari Hinkle