Student Union endows fund to support student leaders

Student Union executives Emily Chen (second from left) and Mishka Narasimhan (second from right) meet with (from left) Anna Gonzalez, vice chancellor for student affairs, Chancellor Andrew D. Martin and Pam Henson, executive vice chancellor for university advancement, to establish the Student Union Leadership Award. (Photo: Jenny Sinamon)

In an effort to support and celebrate student leaders, Student Union, Washington University in St. Louis’ student government, has established a $2 million endowed fund for the Student Union Leadership Award. 

Emily Chen, Student Union president, said the fund will distribute approximately 15 $5,000 undergraduate awards annually starting this spring. Student Union started the fund to recognize the hard work of student leaders, regardless of their title, she said.