Today's MessagePosted: Monday, February 12, 2018
Tell Students: New Student Emergency Funding Available
Buffalo State is proud to announce that the student Emergency Relief Program has officially gone live. In a joint effort between the Gerstner Family Foundation and the Hecksher Foundation for Children, we have been funded to help students facing emergency situations in the short term to help them graduate from college in the long term. Students must be pursuing a bachelor's degree, be enrolled full time, and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. The grant (up to $2,000 maximum) cannot be used to cover costs associated with tuition, books, or supplies required for attendance at Buffalo State, credit card debt, cable bills, or legal representation. The emergency must be an unforeseen event and unexpected need for funds; it cannot be a chronic problem or anticipated expense. Examples of emergencies (not exhaustive) include homelessness or threat of eviction, medical emergency, natural disaster, domestic violence, theft, or loss of employment. Examples of expenses (not exhaustive) include rent, utilities, clothing, furniture, medical expenses, back-up child care, back-up transportation, or replacement of stolen items needed for school. The fund will be administered by the Dean of Students Office and the emergency relief coordinator. Students can apply for one grant in an academic year. Applications may be made only during the fall or spring semester. At least one face-to-face meeting with the student is required as part of the application process. More information is available on the Dean of Students website.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018