Student Emergency Grant

The Student Emergency Grant Fund was created to provide eligible students facing short-term, nonrecurring emergencies with a one-time grant to alleviate the situation. To ensure that the greatest number of students in need get assistance, recipients will receive only one grant during their tenure at Brooklyn College. Donations are received from the Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation and other generous donors.

The program seeks to assist students so they can continue and complete their education at the college. Precedence will be given to first-time degree-seeking students. The maximum award is $1,500, and all grant requests will require documentation. You can request to meet with an emergency resource assistant to discuss the appropriate documentation for your situation.

Student Emergency Grant Application Form

Eligibility Requirements

Students who can demonstrate need and are facing a current unexpected emergency may apply for this grant. The applicant must:

  • have a good record of conduct,
  • have paid tuition to Brooklyn College, and
  • be currently enrolled with a minimum GPA of 2.00 for undergraduates or 3.00 for graduate students.

Examples of Emergencies

Grants will not be given for tuition cost, college debts, or legal representation. Examples of emergencies to be considered include, but are not limited to:

  • travel home for serious illness or death in the immediate family (e.g., parents and siblings)
  • homelessness due to loss of housing
  • imminent documented eviction
  • documented theft of books and other essential academic belongings
  • required uninsured medical treatment and/or follow-up
  • unanticipated loss resulting in a lack of funds to get to and from school
  • sudden loss of childcare to cover academic schedule
  • prescription eyeglasses or essential dental work

Note: This grant cannot be used for the following:

  • Tuition payments
  • Credit card bills
  • Reimbursement for items already paid
  • Legal representation

Student Emergency Grant Application Form

You will be notified of the committee’s decision by e-mail. Should you have questions about your application, contact us via e-mail.

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